She spent time on special visits to Cosmetic surgeons in Paris and London during her final training year and spent one year as the senior fellow in Plastic surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.
Her primary training was via a surgical rotation with experience in accident and emergency, Urology, gynaecology, paediatric and adult orthopaedics, breast and vascular surgery and paediatric surgery.
Her first substantive job was at St George’s University hospital 2007-2009, where she ran clinics at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton.
She has been a substantive Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Guy’s, King's and St Thomas’ NHS foundation trusts since 2009.
She had peripheral clinics in the past at Orpington and the Princess Royal Hospitals, until they were closed due to NHS re-structuring. She now attends Queen Mary's Hospital at Sidcup, near Orpington at least twice a month.
All types of skin lesions, lumps and bumps, skin cancers (Squamous Cell carcinoma, Basal cell carcinoma, Melanoma, Lentigos, benign and malignant skin lesions), cosmetic skin queries, skin cancer management or second opinions for skin cancers. A main interest is in skin cancer lymph node management, including open and laparoscopic retrieval of lymph nodes, use of robotic and 3-D laparoscopy and Sentinel node biopsy of all sites of the body. She is a fully accredited Plastic surgeon and performs cosmetic surgeries for breast reduction, breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tucks, ear surgeries, pinnaplasty, revision surgeries, liposuction, facial surgeries, wound or scar revisions. She has an interest in labial surgery for asymmetry, functional and other concerns regarding new skin lesions around the perineum.
Conditions such as hidradenitis suppuritiva, Pilonidal sinus’, cysts and inflammatory skin conditions that require surgical management, burns and wounds. She has an extensive experience of artificial dermal template usage for reconstruction and revision of scars, wounds & burns. She also is interested in skin checks, skin cancer surveillance, lymph node disease and paediatric and adult skin conditions. She is able to deal with all types of skin lumps and bumps in children and was trained in ear reconstruction and management of birthmarks at Great Ormond Street Plastics surgery department. At the time she gained experience in dealing with extravasation, skin wounds and urgent infections of the soft tissues. She also has a keen interest in pelvic and groin disease for skin cancers, laser ablation and surgical treatments of metastases.
She has an active role in training in both plastic surgery and with medical students from King’s College London. She is an assigned Educational supervisor, and she was Chair of Education for BAPRAS 2011/12 and the Chair of the Pan Thames training group from 2012-13. She developed the first version of the Skin curriculum for the Royal College of Surgeons' specialist surgical training site (ISCP) for Skin in Plastics training 2013.
She developed the first one-year Skin fellow in Plastics Surgery training in the UK, training specialists in Plastics for Skin Oncology.
She also developed the first pathway for Robotic pelvic surgery for melanoma. She has a keen interest in teaching. She lectures on the Surgical Sciences BSc for the Surgical team at Guy's Hospital.
Research and development
She is a member of the Melanoma Focus team, a charity run by specialist members of the UK multidisciplinary teams for melanoma.
She is a primary investigator and for skin oncology surgical trials at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trusts. She is an active member of the Skin trials team for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trusts. She is a member of the EORTC and the Melanoma and Skin Cancer (MASC) trials (formerly known as Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group).
- Skin Cancer
- Skin Oncology
- Cosmetic surgery
- Chronic Wounds
- Hand surgery, Trauma and scars
- Incision Indemnity
- General Medical Council
- British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
- British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons
- Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
- Melanoma Focus
Current NHS and /or University Posts
Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’
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