Douek, Michael - Professor of Surgical Oncology

 

Consultant profiles

Mr Michael Douek, reader in surgery & consultant surgeon

Contacts

Academic PA: Janet MacSweeney
Tel: 020 7188 6380

NHS PA: Jane Batchelor
Tel: 020 7188 1469

Area of expertise: breast cancer surgery and reconstruction

  • Biography

    Professor Michael Douek is a breast surgeon with an interest in breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction.

    He is professor of surgical oncology at King’s College London and honorary consultant surgeon at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

    He was awarded a prestigious Hunterian Professorship by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2015.

    Languages spoken: French, Italian, modern Greek, modern Hebrew, Spanish, classical Arabic (basic).

  • Education and training

    Postgraduate:

    • 2000 MD, University College London.

    Fellowship examinations:

    • 2012 EBSQ in Breast Surgery (Hon) – European Board of Surgery examination in Breast Surgery
    • 2003 FRCS (Gen. Surg.) - Intercollegiate Exam in General Surgery
    • 1996 FRCS (Eng.) Part II- Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • 1994 FRCS (Eng.) Part I.

    University:

    • June 1992 MBChB, Dundee, Scotland.
  • Specialist interests 

    • Breast cancer surgery (including sentinel node biopsy, breast reconstruction and intra-operative radiotherapy)
    • General surgery with an interest in breast cancer / surgical oncology.
  • Research interests

    Professor Michael Douek has an interest in developing and evaluating novel techniques for cancer surgery.

    He is currently chief investigator of several trials (two international and one national) of a novel magnetic technique for sentinel node biopsy, which he developed (SentiMAG Multicentre Trial, MELAMAG and MagSNOLL). These trials recruited patients with breast cancer and melanoma from seven UK hospitals and from The Netherlands.

    He is also one of the pioneers of intra-operative radiotherapy for breast cancer and setup the first prospective trial of a biological device for breast implant reconstruction (POBRAD Trial of acellular dermal matrix for implant breast reconstruction).

  • Awards 

    • 2015 Hunterian Professor, Royal College of Surgeons of England
    • 2014 Ronald Raven Prize, British Association of Surgical Oncology, Anninga B & Douek M.
    • 2004 Distinguished Teacher Award, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
    • 2003 Distinguished Teacher Award, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London
    • 2003 Clinician Scientist Research Fellowship (Academy of Medical Sciences): awarded full funding for three years at senior lecturer / consultant level
    • 2002 Moynihan Travelling Fellowship for 2003.