Ms Emma de Sousa

Personal profile

Ms Emma de Sousa is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.  Based in the Linda McCartney Centre of this busy NHS teaching hospital, the Liverpool Breast Unit provides a symptomatic, screening, risk-reducing and reconstructive service and is nationally recognised in peer review assessments as exceptional. 

Having studied Medicine at New College, Oxford University (BM, BCh, MA), she returned to the North West, where she grew up, for her surgical training in 1996.  Always with a focus on Breast Surgery, she has worked with some of the leading plastic and breast surgeons in the region. Between 2001 and 2003, she carried out molecular research into breast cancer at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne Australia, to gain a Doctorate of Medicine (DM), and has presented her work nationally and internationally.  During her National TIG Fellowship at the prestigious Nottingham Breast Institute in 2013, Ms de Sousa worked closely with innovative, specialist breast and plastic surgeons. Following a successful time as Consultant Breast Surgeon at the Oxford University John Radcliffe Hospital, Ms de Sousa chose to return to the North West to pursue her career at home. 

Ms de Sousa is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) and is Course Convenor for the RCS Specialist Skills in Breast Cancer Course. She maintains an interest in training as a member of the selection panel for the TIG fellowships, and with her involvement in teaching the Liverpool fellows and their junior colleagues, and ongoing engagement in planning of training for the future.

Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council 
  • Association of Breast Surgery
  • Medical Defence Union


Clinical interests

Ms de Sousa’s strengths lie in her dedication to excellence within all fields of breast surgery.  She performs breast cancer surgery, breast reconstruction, revisional surgery, risk-reducing surgery, fat transfer, nipple surgery and cosmetic surgery for large, small, droopy and asymmetrical breasts. She also treats male breast problems.  Living in South Manchester, she is a mother and daughter with a passion for looking after modern women, sympathetic to their concerns and understanding of their issues. 


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