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Dr. Christina Founta, MD
Gynecologist, Obstetrician

Dr. Founta is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist Surgeon, with many years of training and experience in gynecological oncology, gynecological cancer diagnosis, cervical pathology and colposcopy, hysteroscopy and surgical gynecology. She was born and raised in Ioannina. She is a graduate of the Medical School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, specializing in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University Hospital of Ioannina. She then moved to the United Kingdom where she chose to pursue her career. She has worked at internationally renowned health centers such as the Northern Gynecological Oncology Center in Gateshead, the Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, and the Guy’s & St Thomas Hospital in London. Recently, Dr. Founta is active in Athens, working with Mitera Hospital. Her aim is to offer personalized and high quality medical services to women.

Greek: Mother language

English: Professional working proficiency

2019 – today        Consultant Gynecologist in Gynecological Cancer Diagnostics & Colposcopy Lead, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

2017 – 2019   Consultant Gynecologist & Gynecological Oncology Diagnostics Lead, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, United Kingdom

2015 – 2017   Clinical Fellow in Gynecological Oncology, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, United Kingdom

2013 – 2015    Gynecological Oncology Clinical Research Fellow, Northern Gynecological Oncology Centre, Gateshead, United Kingdom

2014 – 2016            British Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology (BSCCP)  accredited colposcopist (2014) & trainer (2016)

2016                        PhD in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University Hospital of Ioannina, completing the initial year of specialization in General Surgery at the General Hospital of Ioannina “G. Hatzikosta ». PhD/Thesis:  «Cervical healing and future obstetric outcomes following excisional treatment for CIN in correlation with exact percentage of cervical tissue excised»

2014                        Trained in Practical Statistics for Medical Research UCL, London.

                                Trained and certified for performing medical clinical trials (Good Clinical Practice – GCP)

2004 – 2010            Doctor of Medicine (MD), Athens Medical School, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2005

  1. British Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology (BSCCP) member since 9/2011
  2. Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) associate member since 11/20123.
  3. British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS) member since 1/2014
  4. British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ΒSGE) BSGE member since 5/2014
  5. Hellenic Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology (HSCCP) accredited colposcopist
  6. AD-HOC REVIEWER for peer-reviewed international journals: British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (BJOG), American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (AJOG), European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (EJOG), Medicine
  1. Participation in numerous Clinical studies, both as a lead investigation and as member of the research team in Greece and the UK:

Assessment of the accuracy of DySIS colposcopy in different patient groups
Developing optimum follow-up strategies after treatment of CIN
The value of HE4 for the assessment of women with abdominal symptoms and/or an ovarian mass
Imaging and volumetry methods of the uterine cervix and assessment of its healing capacity following treatment for CIN
Systematic review of the literature on gynecological oncology services and outcomes in the context of assessing the need for a major system re-organization
HPV vaccination after excisional treatment for CIN
The use of microbubbles in identifying sentinel nodes for vulval cancer patients

2. Supervision of junior colleagues in research as a senior researcher

3. Deputy Principal Investigator for Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS trust for a Randomised Clinical Trial on HPV vaccination after excisional treatment for CIN (NOVEL trial – NIHR Portofolio study sponsored by Imperial College, London)

Awards

 1. Best Oral Presentation:
“The role of Dynamic Spectral Imaging (DySIS) in the colposcopic assessment of cytology negative failed Test Of Cure patients: Results of a pilot study” C Founta, N Ratnavelu, M Bradbury, S Natsis, R O’Donnell, A Feusi, A Kucukmetin, C Ang, A Fisher, R NaikBSCCP annual meeting, 15-17th April 2015, Nottingham, UK

2. “Effect of condom use on HPV status after conservative treatment for CIN”. 6th Panhellenic Congress of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy, November 2010, Ioannina, Greece

3. “Expression of HPV-related biomarkers in association with the grade of cervical intraepithelial lesion”. 9th International Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, September 28-30, 2011 in Athens, Greece

4. “Long-term data on the trend of HPV-related biomarkers post-treatment for cervical intra-epithelial lesions”. International Course in Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, November 10-12 2011, Ioannina, Greece

5. “Proportion of excision, cervical healing and pregnancy outcomes after Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia”. International Course in Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, November 8-10 2012, Ioannina, Greece

Dr. Founta is an Obstetrician-Gynecologist Surgeon, with many years of training and experience in gynecological oncology, gynecological cancer diagnosis, cervical pathology and colposcopy, hysteroscopy and surgical gynecology. She was born and raised in Ioannina. She is a graduate of the Medical School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, specializing in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University Hospital of Ioannina. She then moved to the United Kingdom where she chose to pursue her career. She has worked at internationally renowned health centers such as the Northern Gynecological Oncology Center in Gateshead, the Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton, and the Guy’s & St Thomas Hospital in London. Recently, Dr. Founta is active in Athens, working with Mitera Hospital. Her aim is to offer personalized and high quality medical services to women.

Greek: Mother language

English: Professional working proficiency

2019 – today        Consultant Gynecologist in Gynecological Cancer Diagnostics & Colposcopy Lead, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

2017 – 2019   Consultant Gynecologist & Gynecological Oncology Diagnostics Lead, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, United Kingdom

2015 – 2017   Clinical Fellow in Gynecological Oncology, Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, United Kingdom

2013 – 2015    Gynecological Oncology Clinical Research Fellow, Northern Gynecological Oncology Centre, Gateshead, United Kingdom

2014 – 2016            British Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology (BSCCP)  accredited colposcopist (2014) & trainer (2016)

2016                        PhD in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University Hospital of Ioannina, completing the initial year of specialization in General Surgery at the General Hospital of Ioannina “G. Hatzikosta ». PhD/Thesis:  «Cervical healing and future obstetric outcomes following excisional treatment for CIN in correlation with exact percentage of cervical tissue excised»

2014                        Trained in Practical Statistics for Medical Research UCL, London.

                                Trained and certified for performing medical clinical trials (Good Clinical Practice – GCP)

2004 – 2010            Doctor of Medicine (MD), Athens Medical School, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, 2005

  1. British Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology (BSCCP) member since 9/2011
  2. Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) associate member since 11/20123.
  3. British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS) member since 1/2014
  4. British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (ΒSGE) BSGE member since 5/2014
  5. Hellenic Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology (HSCCP) accredited colposcopist
  6. AD-HOC REVIEWER for peer-reviewed international journals: British Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (BJOG), American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (AJOG), European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (EJOG), Medicine

  1. Participation in numerous Clinical studies, both as a lead investigation and as member of the research team in Greece and the UK:

Assessment of the accuracy of DySIS colposcopy in different patient groups
Developing optimum follow-up strategies after treatment of CIN
The value of HE4 for the assessment of women with abdominal symptoms and/or an ovarian mass
Imaging and volumetry methods of the uterine cervix and assessment of its healing capacity following treatment for CIN
Systematic review of the literature on gynecological oncology services and outcomes in the context of assessing the need for a major system re-organization
HPV vaccination after excisional treatment for CIN
The use of microbubbles in identifying sentinel nodes for vulval cancer patients

2. Supervision of junior colleagues in research as a senior researcher

3. Deputy Principal Investigator for Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS trust for a Randomised Clinical Trial on HPV vaccination after excisional treatment for CIN (NOVEL trial – NIHR Portofolio study sponsored by Imperial College, London)

Awards

 1. Best Oral Presentation:
“The role of Dynamic Spectral Imaging (DySIS) in the colposcopic assessment of cytology negative failed Test Of Cure patients: Results of a pilot study” C Founta, N Ratnavelu, M Bradbury, S Natsis, R O’Donnell, A Feusi, A Kucukmetin, C Ang, A Fisher, R NaikBSCCP annual meeting, 15-17th April 2015, Nottingham, UK

2. “Effect of condom use on HPV status after conservative treatment for CIN”. 6th Panhellenic Congress of Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy, November 2010, Ioannina, Greece

3. “Expression of HPV-related biomarkers in association with the grade of cervical intraepithelial lesion”. 9th International Scientific Meeting of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, September 28-30, 2011 in Athens, Greece

4. “Long-term data on the trend of HPV-related biomarkers post-treatment for cervical intra-epithelial lesions”. International Course in Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, November 10-12 2011, Ioannina, Greece

5. “Proportion of excision, cervical healing and pregnancy outcomes after Large Loop Excision of the Transformation Zone for Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia”. International Course in Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, November 8-10 2012, Ioannina, Greece

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