Paediatrics (children's doctor)
Dr Maria Michelagnoli is a trained Paediatrician with a sub-specialist in paediatric oncology. She is currently based at the Children's and Young People Cancer Service at University College Hospital (CYPCS), site-specialising within the sarcoma service.Her specialist cancer training was carried out at the Yorkshire Regional Department of Paediatric Oncology and Haematology. She then completed her MD with the University of Leeds at the Candlelighter's laboratory, researching the application of molecular diagnostics in rhabdomyosarcoma.
She is actively involved in coordinating sarcoma research at a national level and she is a principal investigator for a number of national and international trials. She is a member of the CCLG Sarcoma working Group and the Connective Tissue Oncology Society. She is also a board member of the Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer (TYAC) group - a professional group for specialists in young people's cancer care. Dr Michelagnoli is highly involved in the education of trainees in her field, teaching extensively on the management of sarcomas in children and adolescents, as well as generic lecturing on aspects of adolescent cancer care.