I am a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and General surgeon at the North Middlesex Hospital offering general and breast surgery since December 2013. I graduated from Leeds University in 1999 and did my house jobs at St James Hospital before moving to Cardiff for my BST till 2003.
I then moved to London for my research at Breakthrough Breast Cancer laboratory at the Institute of Cancer Research looking at matched pairs of primary breast cancer and distant metastasis. During that time I got my training post in Birmingham where I spend 2.5 years in general surgery and breast surgery. I moved back to London to be with my family and also to complete my training. In the last 3 years I gained more Breast Oncoplastic skills and excellent trauma skills from the Royal London.
I undertook an international fellowship in Milan at the world-renowned Institute of Umberto Veronesi, the IEO where I made valuable relationships to enhance the international connections in breast surgery.
Since starting at NMH I set up the whole Oncoplastic Services and did the first breast reconstructions at the trust in March 2014. The reconstruction rate is well above 50% with every patient being offered the best options. Within the next few months I will be the Lead of the Breast Unit. Breast surgery is changing and the perception of patients is not just getting their cancer treatment but at the same time still ensuring their beauty and wellbeing is maintained.