Life Fellow

From 1996-2007:

Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine

Supernumary Fellow           


Former Consultant Radiologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital

Associate Lecturer


Degrees, Awards and Prizes


Ralph Noble Prize MD 1995

Platinum level Clinical Excellence Award 2004 NHS

CRUK Transitional Cancer Research Prize 2014 IBIS team


Ruth M L Warren

Clinical Medicine

Research and Teaching Interests

Research Themes

My consultant medical career began in Harlow, where I developed the service including introducing the techniques of modern radiology – arteriography, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT, MRI and breast screening. All this management led to my being asked to be Medical Director, a role I held for 3 years, while initiating research for an MD and in multicentre trials of breast screening.

From 1996 in Cambridge I was able to develop my research in various aspects of breast cancer: trials of mammographic breast screening, breast MRI, risk, genetics and lifestyle risk factors. I led the radiology of a big UK national trial on comparison of breast MRI screening with mammography in women with the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1&2. My research continues to a small extent alongside new interests in languages, music, and sports – things for which a medical career allows little time.

Teaching Interests

I have had an interest in teaching throughout, teaching students from the London Hospital at Harlow & teaching professionals in aspects of breast screening. My transfer to Cambridge enabled me to develop my teaching roles in Radiology where I led the training of radiologists in Eastern Region with huge expansion in a developing speciality, and in Girton where I was pleased to be involved in the development of clinical medical students, preparing them for their clinical careers. I also supervised PhD students.