Professional background

Ms Dhivya Chandrasekaran is a consultant gynaecological oncologist at University College London Hospital.

Ms Chandrasekaran completed her undergraduate training St Bartholomew's and Royal London School of Medicine.  She trained in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London and East Midlands. Following her research training, she completed her subspecialty fellowship in gynae-oncology at Royal London and Royal Marsden Hospitals. 

Her practice encompasses the comprehensive surgical management of gynaecological malignancies and she is the lead for robotic surgery in gynae-oncology at UCLH. 

Research interests

Implementation of tumour genetic testing in ovarian cancer, development and integration of genetic testing within gynae-oncology services, and design and development of objective assessment tools for training of surgical skills.


Selected publications:

Gaba F, Ash K, Blyuss O, Bizzarri N, Kamfwa P, Ramirez PT, Kotsopoulos IC, Chandrasekaran D, Gomes N, Butler J, Nobbenhuis M, Ind T, Heath O, Barton D, Jeyarajah A, Brockbank E, Lawrence A, Dilley J, Manchanda R, Phadnis S, Soar GO. Patient outcomes following interval and delayed cytoreductive surgery in advanced ovarian cancer: protocol for a multicenter, international, cohort study (Global Gynaecological Oncology Surgical Outcomes Collaborative). Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2022 Dec 5;32(12):1606-1610.

Chandrasekaran D, Sobocan M, Blyuss O, Miller RE, Evans O, Crusz SM, Mills-Baldock T, Sun L, Hammond RFL, Gaba F, Jenkins LA, Ahmed M, Kumar A, Jeyarajah A, Lawrence AC, Brockbank E, Phadnis S, Quigley M, El Khouly F, Wuntakal R, Faruqi A, Trevisan G, Casey L, Burghel GJ, Schlecht H, Bulman M, Smith P, Bowers NL, Legood R, Lockley M, Wallace A, Singh N, Evans DG, Manchanda R. Implementation of Multigene Germline and Parallel Somatic Genetic Testing in Epithelial Ovarian Cancer: SIGNPOST Study. Cancers (Basel). 2021 Aug 27;13(17):4344.

Gaba F, Blyuss O, Chandrasekaran D, Osman M, Goyal S, Gan C, Izatt L, Tripathi V, Esteban I, McNicol L, Ragupathy K, Crawford R, Evans DG, Legood R, Menon U, Manchanda R. Attitudes towards risk-reducing early salpingectomy with delayed oophorectomy for ovarian cancer prevention: a cohort study. BJOG. 2021 Mar;128(4):714-726.

Patel H, Chandrasekaran D, Myriokefalitaki E, Gebeh A, Jones K, Jeve YB; Midlands Research Collaborative in Obstetrics & Gynecology. The Role of Ultrasound Simulation in Obstetrics and Gynecology Training: A UK Trainees' Perspective. Simul Healthc. 2016 Oct;11(5):340-344.

Chandrasekaran D, Menon U, Evans G, Crawford R, Saridogan E, Jacobs C, Tischkowitz M, Brockbank E, Kalsi J, Jurkovic D, Manchanda R. Risk reducing salpingectomy and delayed oophorectomy in high risk women: views of cancer geneticists, genetic counsellors and gynaecological oncologists in the UK. Fam Cancer. 2015 Dec;14(4):521-30.