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Dr Sunil Skaria - Cancer Care (Oncology)

Dr Sunil Skaria is a Consultant Oncologist specialising in breast, lung and skin cancer at Oaks Hospital.

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Clinical interests

Breast, lung and skin (melanoma) cancers.

Also thoracic tumours (mesothelioma and thymoma), upper gastrointestinal (eg oesophagus, stomach, etc), hepatobiliary (pancreas, cholangio and liver), neuroendocrine tumours (eg carcinoid), and sarcomas (soft tissue and bone tumours).

Academic background

Dr Skaria graduated from the University of Kerala in 1992, before carrying out additional training at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and Royal Marsden Hospital. Dr Skaria is actively involved in clinical research, having previously been a lead researcher and principal investigator in various clinical trials for breast and lung cancers and melanoma.

Dr Skaria currently holds posts as Consultant Oncologist for Mid Essex Hospital in Chelmsford and Honorary Consultant Oncologist at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.

Professional Memberships

Dr Skaria is a member of the Royal College of Physicians, Member Royal College of Physicians and a Fellow of Royal College of Radiologists. 

NHS base

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Clinic Times

Tuesday mornings

01206 987669