Dr John Conibear graduated from the University Hospital of Wales in 2001 and completed his post-graduate general medical training in The Barts and The London Training rotation in 2006. Before gaining his substantive post as a consultant clinical oncologist in St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in 2014, he completed a 2-year fellowship with the NCRI Radiotherapy Trials Quality Assurance Group in Mount Vernon Hospital. During his fellowship, he conducted research into techniques to improve clinician target outlining during radiotherapy planning and was subsequently awarded an MD(Res) from UCL in 2018.
He is currently deputy medical director and deputy director of Barts Cancer Centre. Dr Conibear specialises in all the non-surgical treatments for both lung and breast cancers. He has expertise in chemotherapy, biological therapy, immunotherapy, radiotherapy and state of the art radiotherapy techniques including deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) for early breast cancer, Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT), Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT), 4D-CT and both Cyberknife and Gamma Knife (stereotactic radiotherapy). He is also currently the lead for chemotherapy and clinical director for thoracic oncology in St. Bartholomew’s Hospital.