PROF JOHN BUSCOMBE
Department of Nuclear Medicine
London, United Kingdom
Prof John Buscombe MBBS, MSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPEdin, FRCR, FEBNM trained in Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College graduating in 1984. He then trained in general internal medicine. Following this he trained in nuclear medicine at the Middlesex and Guy’s Hospitals both in London and was appointed Consultant in Nuclear Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital, London in 1994. Whilst there he developed the idea of a theranostic service building the UK’s leading radionuclide therapy centre with a special emphasis in the imaging and treatment of neuroendocrine tumours. In 2010 he moved to Cambridge University Hospitals to develop the regional theranostic services for the East of England. He retired from full time work in 2020. Since that time, he has worked at Barts Health, a comprehensive health system providing care for 3 million people in north and east London, to develop their theranostic service in particular SIRT and PSMA theranostics.
He has published over 250 papers in peer reviewed journals with over 8000 citations and a HiIndex of 47. In 2010 he was appointed Professor of Nuclear Medicine at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and continues to lecture on all aspects of nuclear medicine concentrating on theranostics.
In 2019 he became President of the British Nuclear Medicine Society. He has since this time been working with the Royal College of Radiologists to provide equitable access to theranostics across the United Kingdom.