Dr Anna Paterson

Anna Louise Paterson, MA, PhD, MB, ChB. The Pang Kam Ping Fellow in Medical Science; College Lecturer in Physiology.

I am the Pang Kam Ping Fellow and assistant Director of Studies for the Medical and Veterinary Science Tripos. I supervise first-year Medic and Vet students in Homeostatis (Physiology). A major reason that I enjoy supervising Physiology is that we can spend time exploring the importance of different Homeostatic systems and then how they can adapt to extreme conditions such as during an ascent to altitude or water deprivation. This also allows us to make links to clinical scenarios and pathophysiology, so discussing the clinical application of the course material.
For applicants
There are a range of interesting books suitable for students considering a career in Medicine such as: Treatment Kind And Fair: Letters To A Young Doctor (Perri Klass); Every Patient Tells A Story (Lisa Sanders); C (John Diamond); The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat (Oliver Sacks); Quiet Killers: The Rise And Fall Of Deadly Diseases (Robert Baker).
I completed my Foundation medical training (2011-2013) at Addenbrooke’s and Bedford Hospitals, which included further research into the molecular abnormalities in oesophageal cancer. I decided to specialise in Histopathology and am currently an Academic Clinical Fellow (2013- ) at Addenbrooke’s Hospital exploring predictive and prognostic cancer biomarkers. My main area of interest is how to personalise cancer therapy by using a combination of prognostic and predictive biomarkers to guide the management of individual patients, including the use of targeted therapies. A Masters in Medical Education is due for completion in Autumn 2015; my thesis explores strategies to improve the essay writing skills of first-year Medical and Veterinary Science students.
I am an Academic Clinical Fellow in Histopathology at Addenbrookes Hospital. I deliver a range of seminars, and occasional lectures, in Clinical Pathology to 4th and 5th year clinical students at Cambridge Clinical School.
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  • Official Fellow
  • Pang Kam Ping Fellow