Dr Catherine Heath

Consultant Clinical Oncologist

MB ChB with Honours, MRCP, FRCR

Year qualified:1987


Personal profile

Dr Heath graduated from medical school in Sheffield in 1992 with Honours. She trained in general medicine in Sheffield passing the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1995 and then went on to specialist training in Clinical Oncology at Leeds, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists in 1998. She spent a year in clinical research as a Clinical Fellow in the Palliative Radiation Oncology Program at Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Canada between 2000/2001.  

Dr Heath was appointed Consultant Clinical Oncologist at Southampton in early 2002 with a subspecialty interest in urological malignancies. She is Lead Clinician for Urological Malignancies. Her main interests involve the non-surgical treatment of prostate cancer including radical external beam radiotherapy, permanent prostate brachytherapy seed implants, hormone therapy, chemotherapy and radio-isotope treatments for bone secondaries.  

She also has interests in bladder cancer, radiotherapy for testicular cancer, and is the Lead Oncologist in Wessex for non-surgical treatment of penile cancer as part of the supra-regional multidisciplinary team led by Mr N Watkin at St George’s Hospital.   Dr Heath set up and continues to run the Southampton Prostate Brachytherapy Seed Implant service in early 2006.  

Dr Heath is a founding member and executive committee member of the British Uro-Oncology Group (Currently Treasurer).

Professional Membership

  • Royal College of Radiologists
  • British Uro-Oncology Group (BUG)
  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)

Clinical Interests

  • Urological cancers
  • Prostate brachytherapy
  • Radioisotopes for bone metastases
  • External beam radiotherapy including the latest techniques of IMRT and VMAT

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