Dr Olga Oikonomidou

Consultant Medical Oncologist and Clinician Scientist in Breast Oncology


Dr Oikonomidou holds a position as an Academic Consultant Medical Oncologist with special interest in breast cancer at the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, University of Edinburgh. She obtained her first degree BSc (Hon) in Human Genetics from the University of Leeds. This was followed by a MSc in Oncology and Cellular Pathology from the same University. She received her Medical Degree from the Medical School of Athens, Greece. After successfully completing a MRes in Immunology (Distinction) and a PhD (Distinction) in Biochemistry and Pathophysiology in Medical School of Athens, Greece, she started her training as a Medical Oncologist at the Naval Hospital of Athens. Three years later she moved to London to work as a specialist registrar in King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital of London where she stayed for 3 years. On completion of her training she moved to Edinburgh where she worked as a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Cancer Research Centre of the University of Edinburgh for 2 years before she has taken up her post as an Academic Consultant Medical Oncologist with special interest in breast cancer. Her responsibilities are split equally between running a busy breast oncology clinic in the Western General Hospital and leading on breast cancer translational studies. Dr Oikonomidou is an active member of several professional societies including ACP, ESMO, ASCO and EORTC. She is actively involved in numerous clinical trials and she is the local Principal Investigator in several clinical trials. She is the Chief Investigator in a number of translational studies. Regular teaching and research supervising commitments both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level are also included in Dr Oikonomidou’s academic role.