Oncoplastic Breast Surgery

Jerome Pereira

Professor Jerome Pereira

Programme Director and OPBS Course Co-Lead
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.
Sue Down

Miss Sue Down

Course Development and Assessment Lead and OPBS Course Co-Lead
Sue Down is a Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth, and is also co-course director of the Masters degree programme in oncoplastic breast surgery. Sue completed her medical degree and a degree in biomedical science at the University of Manchester. Following basic surgical training, she completed her PhD in Cancer Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2005. She then undertook specialist surgical training in the East Anglian region, and was awarded a prestigious national training fellowship post in oncoplastic breast surgery. Sue has held various professional posts including Chair of the Mammary Fold National Breast Trainees Association, and has contributed to several textbooks in the fields of breast surgery and surgical education.

Andrea Figus

Mr Andrea Figus

Tutor
Andrea Figus has been a specialist in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery since 2004. His main clinical interests are breast reconstruction, hand surgery and microsurgery. Andrea has worked in Italy, Brazil and the UK gaining a large amount of experience in these specialties. He has a recognised profile as a researcher in Italy and in the UK, and is author of more than 65 publications in international plastic surgery literature. He is also a reviewer for the most important international journals of plastic surgery. Andrea is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of East Anglia.
Elaine Sassoon

Miss Elaine Sassoon

Tutor
Elaine Sassoon was born in London and partly educated in Paris before going to Harvard University, USA. She returned to England to undertake her medical studies at University College Hospital, London. She continued her general surgical training at a number of teaching hospitals in the south of England and became a fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons in England in 1989. She started her plastic surgery training in Oxford in 1989 and rotated through teaching hospitals in London, Birmingham, Cambridge and Norwich. She passed the Plastic Surgery Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1998 and became accredited in Plastic Surgery the same year. She has run several regional, national and international courses in Plastic Surgery, and has been awarded numerous prizes both nationally and internationally.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a member of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, and a Corresponding Member of the Aesthetic Society (USA). She is also Chair of the Breast Subcommittee of the British Association of Plastic Surgeons. In 2004, Elaine was declared the BAPS representative on the BAPS/BASO Interface Committee which decides breast cancer management policies. Her interests include all aspects of aesthetic surgery, and reconstructive surgery of the face and breast.
Amit Agrawal

Mr Amit Agrawal

Tutor
Mr Agrawal is a Consultant Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge and lead for Audit in breast surgery. He has transformed Cambridge Breast Unit into an Oncoplastic Unit by introducing advanced oncoplastic procedures such as therapeutic mammaplasty and partial breast reconstruction with lateral chest wall perforator flaps (such as LTAP, LiCAP). In addition, he has recently introduced fat grafting for post-WLE defects besides full breast reconstruction with implant-ADM. He is adept in LD muscle flap and newer fat-only chest wall flap (TDAP) full breast reconstructions too.

He completed specialist training in internationally acclaimed Breast services of Nottingham and Derby complemented by fellowships in Paris and Brussels with world leading surgeons.

He completed research in Breast Oncology as Clinical Lecturer in Breast Surgery (University of Nottingham) and acquired DM degree (Nottingham) following collaborative laboratory-based research with the Universities of Cardiff and Sheffield. He has authored 70+ publications and presentations.

Current research interest are in peri-operative therapies in relation to surgical outcome and developing ways to enhance quality of oncoplastic assessment.
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