Dr Tze Wah, Senior Consultant Interventional Radiologist
Dr Tze Min Wah is a senior consultant interventional radiologist with specialist interest in both imaging and interventional oncology (IO) treatments and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at University of Leeds since 2013. Since 2003, she has led and developed the IO programme at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust (LTHT) using various technologies e.g. radiofrequency (RFA), microwave ablation (MWA), cryoablation (CRYO) and irreversible electroporation (IRE) for a range of cancers such as liver, lung, renal, pancreas, adrenal, spleen etc. Today, Leeds is one of the leading national and international IO centres with reputable clinical outcomes and provides a full complement of innovative technologies such as RFA, MWA, CRYO and IRE for cancer treatment. She is one of the pioneers and leading interventional radiologists in the UK with a vast amount of clinical experience in renal ablative therapy. She has participated in grant funding research and lectured extensively on IO related topic in order to help to promote awareness and providing mentoring schemes to many trainees and consultants in IO on national and international levels since 2003. She is the Chief Investigator for #Hope4Liver
(https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04573881) in United Kingdom and in 2021 led the successful translation of the image guided Histotripsy treatment in liver cancer patients in UK https://www.nationalhealthexecutive.com/articles/uk-patients-liver-cancer-NHS-ultrasound-technology.
She is a passionate champion for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) and love to inspire more women into Interventional Radiology (IR). She has strived to inspire all male and female IRs to help in closing the IR gender gap issue in Europe. She is keen to share the publication on IR Gender Gap work that she has collaborated with CIRSE in 2017 and published in CVIR 2018 titled- The Interventional Radiology (IR) Gender Gap: A Prospective Online Survey by the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29789874. In 2021, she is also the invited panellist for the Women Leader in Academic Research (WLAR) led by Prof Brad Wood at National Institute of Health (NIH) to promote women in academia. In addition, she is keen to promote education globally in IO, and had been the Visiting Professor at National Cancer Center in Singapore in 2013 and becoming the Honorary Professor at Universiti of Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia since 2017.