Kent Breast and General Surgeon.....

Professional Profile

I am a Consultant General & Breast surgeon at the East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust based at the William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, the Kent & Canterbury Hospital, Canterbury and the Victoria Hospital in Deal. My private practice is at the Spire St Saviour’s Hospital, Hythe and BMI Chaucer Hospital, Canterbury.

I qualified in 1980 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB) and undertook specialist surgical training in several hospitals in the south east of England leading to the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in 1990. Following further studies and research in the application of Artificial Neural Networks in Breast Cancer Prognosis I was awarded an MSc degree in the Practice of Surgery from the University of Kent at Canterbury in 2004. I hold the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in General Surgery awarded by the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) and am listed on the General Medical Council (GMC) specialist register.

I have over 32 years experience in all aspects of general surgery encompassing most subspecialties with particular interest in the open mesh repair of hernias and day case surgery. I am on the acute general surgical rota for emergencies and trauma.

My subspecialty interest is Breast surgery with broad experience in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer and benign breast disease including the genetic and familial pre-disposition to breast cancer and male breast problems. I am a member of the East Kent Hospitals Breast Multidisciplinary Team and the Kent & Medway Cancer Network. I have maintained a keen academic interest with several publications and presentations in breast cancer at national and international conferences. My current interests include sentinel node biopsy, the molecular biology and genetic profiling of breast cancer, breast cancer in the elderly and the development of community breast care services.

I am a member of the Association of Breast Surgeons, the British Association of Surgical Oncology, the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.

My personal interests include sports, music, current affairs, chess and travel.



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