Professor Michael Douek

Professor Michael Douek

Meeting Secretary

Professor Douek is Rosetrees RCS Director of the Surgical Interventional Trials Unit,  Professor of Surgical Sciences and Breast Cancer, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Oxford

Michael  is a breast cancer surgeon and surgical oncologist with a special interest in novel techniques for cancer surgery and in breast reconstruction. He was awarded a Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2015.

He is the chief investigator of a number of trials evaluating a magnetic technique for sentinel node biopsy, which he pioneered. These include National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) trials in breast cancer (SentiMAG Multicentre Trial, MagSNOLL Trial) and in melanoma surgery (MELAMAG Multicentre Trial). He setup the first prospective trial of implant breast reconstruction with acellular dermal matrix (ADM), the POBRAD Trial. He is also one of the pioneers of intra-operative radiotherapy (IORT) for breast cancer and chairs the Association of Breast Surgeons IORT sub-committee.

Michael graduated from the University of Dundee (Scotland) and trained in surgery in London, Oxford and Cambridge. He obtained his MD from the University of London in 2000. In 2003, he was awarded a prestigious Health Foundation Clinician Scientist grant by the UK Academy of Medical Sciences, fully funding his joint Senior Lecturer and Consultant post in breast and general surgery at University College London for 5 years.

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