Programme Directors and Course Leaders

Jerome Pereira

Professor Jerome Pereira

Programme Director
Professor Pereira is a Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Professor of Surgery and Programme Director for the Specialist Mastership Programmes in Surgery at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. He has been a UK trainer for Consultants and Surgical Trainees on breast reconstruction operations for many years and a teacher in the Department of Education at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, where he was formerly a researcher. Professor Pereira has a special interest in the outcomes of surgery, and has been instrumental in developing and leading the UK National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit Programme. This is the first study in the world looking at national outcomes of breast cancer surgery, leading to the recent publication of best practice national guidelines for oncoplastic breast surgery. Professor Pereira is an examiner for the European Breast Specialist Examination Board (EBSQ), MD and MSc degree programmes and sits on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.

He has given over 80 invited lectures at national and international level in the fields of breast surgery, surgical and patient outcomes and medical education. In addition, he is a convenor and faculty member for Master classes in breast reconstruction surgery worldwide.
Sam Leinster

Professor Sam Leinster

Programme Director
Professor Sam Leinster is a leading breast surgeon and was previously the Director of Medical Studies and Professor of Surgery at the University of Liverpool where he established the Breast Unit at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He was the Inaugural Dean of the Medical School at UEA and is involved nationally in many aspects of medical education.


Stef Oosthuysen

Dr Stef Oosthuysen

Course Lead
The MSc in Regional Anaesthesia has an enthusiastic faculty of imminent and experienced regional anaesthetists totalling approximately 50, from all corners of the UK. Feedback on the teaching material delivered to date from the students has been exceptionally positive and has served as a platform to work and improve on. This MSc in RA is the the first postgraduate qualification in regional anaesthesia in the world and has the support of both the RCoA and RA-UK.

Stef is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Norwich & Norfolk University NHS Trust. He is a Generalist Anaesthetist and has been an enthusiastic Regional Anaesthetist over the past 30 years. He is currently on the RA-UK Board and has been the Course Lead for the MSc in Regional Anaesthesia Programme since its inception. He is committed to delivering the virtues of regional anaesthesia to both patients and to doctors in training.
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