Christina Founta is an Obstetrician Gynaecologist Surgeon. She has received her PhD degree from the Medical School of the University of Ioannina. She has many years of training and experience in:
- Gynaecologic Oncology
- Gynaecological Cancer Diagnostics
- Cervical Pathology and Colposcopy
- Surgical Gynaecology
Dr. Founta is a Consultant Gynaecologist with Special Interest in Gynaecological Oncology & Colposcopy Lead at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital in London, UK. The hospital is a gynaecological oncology centre in the area of South East London and its colposcopy department is the largest of the British capital. The Hospital’s Medical School has been one of the oldest and most prestigious in Great Britain and in the recent years it has been integrated with King’s College London. Dr. Founta leads the Colposcopy and Gynaecology Rapid Access Clinic (the outpatient clinic where women with symptoms suspicious of gynaecological cancer are referred and seen) in Guy’s & St Thomas’. She also performs the full range of gynaecological surgeries (laparoscopic but also open) for benign gynaecological diseases and early stage gynaecological cancers.
She was born and raised in Ioannina, Greece. She graduated the Medical School of the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens following which she trained in Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the University Hospital of Ioannina, completing the initial year of training in General Surgery at the General Hospital of Ioannina “G. Hatzikosta”. Immediately after finishing her training, in early 2012, she moved to the United Kingdom where she chose to continue her career.
From 1/2013 to 7/2015, Dr. Founta was a Clinical Research Fellow in the Gynaecological Oncology Department at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Gateshead, UK. The centre is internationally renowned in gynaecological oncology and one of the largest and most prestigious in the United Kingdom. During her training, Dr Founta was exposed to the all aspects of gynaecological oncology, including:
- treatment and management of its side-effects and complications
- palliative care for end-of-life patients
- radical and complex surgery
- management of critically ill surgical and oncological patients
In the meantime, she was involved in a number of clinical trials which resulted to publications in international journals, abstracts in British, European & International conferences and were sited in published guidelines. During this time she also completed her training in diagnostic and therapeutic colposcopy according to the curriculum of the British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (BSCCP) and successfully participated in the Society’s OSCE exams in April 2014.
From 8/2015 to 5/2019 Dr. Founta worked in Musgrove Park Hospital (MPH) in Taunton, UK, initially as a Clinical Fellow in the Department of Gynaecological Oncology. Since 4/2017 she holds the position of Consultant Gynaecologist & Diagnostics Lead, also covering the roles of Cervical Screening Program Lead for the Trust and Audit Lead of the Department of Gynaecological Oncology. MPH is a gynaecological oncology centre. From this post, Dr. Founta had gained rich, further experience in colposcopy, hysteroscopy as well as major gynaecological surgery, both laparoscopic and open, as the lead surgeon. She had also gained in-depth knowledge of the UK Cervical Screening Program, one of the most successful worldwide, and was certified as a trainer in diagnostic and therapeutic colposcopy by the BSCCP. On 5/2019, Dr. Founta took up her current position in the United Kingdom, at Guy’s & St Thomas ’Hospital in London.
Recently, Dr. Founta has commenced practicing in Athens, Greece, where she maintains a doctor’s office in Ampelokipi. She also works as a collaborator of “Mitera” Hospital. Her aim is to offer individualised and high-quality care to women in Greece, based on published evidence and the principles of the most successful health systems worldwide.