"Multidisciplinary Approach - Expanding Treatment Horizons"
Professor of Surgery Weill Medical College of Cornell University Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Service Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY 10065
Dr. Cordeiro is a renowned oncologic plastic surgeon with a special expertise in head and neck reconstruction, breast reconstruction, and microsurgical procedures. Within head and neck he has described several defect specific classification systems with algorithms pertaining to free flap reconstruction, particularly in the area of the midface, mandible and the oropharynx. Within breast reconstruction his work has focused on refining and expanding the use of tissue transfers for complex reconstructive problems and extending the use of implants for breast reconstruction. Dr. Cordeiro received his MD degree from Harvard Medical School, completed his general surgery training at the Harvard Surgical Service and plastic surgery at New York University. He is currently Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Professor of Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University.
Dr. Cordeiro is the author of more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and he has served on 8 editorial boards including Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery, and Annals of Plastic Surgery and has delivered over 250 presentations and lectures around the world throughout the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgical community.
BSc(Hons) MBChB FRCS FRCS(ORL-HNS)
Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon
Royal Marsden and Charing Cross Hospitals, London
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College, London
Have been a consultant at Charing Cross since 1996 and at The Royal Marsden Hospital since 2004. Practice is almost exclusively head and neck oncological surgery. His particular interests are open surgery of the anterior and central skull base, salvage surgery after chemoradiotherapy failure and optimising swallow and voice after laryngectomy. Have the largest malignant anterior skull base practice in the UK receiving referrals from most areas in the country. Have run a problem solving tertiary referral clinic for laryngectomy patients for over 15 years and treat many patients with complex dysphagia following treatment for head and neck cancer.
Lecture and teach on neck anatomy, neck dissection, laryngectomy and skull base surgery widely. Have lectured and contributed to panels at the British, European and World skull base societies.
Have written and contributed to over 80 chapters and peer reviewed papers and am on the board of editors of the UK Head and Neck Guidelines Document
President elect of the Laryngology and Rhinology section of the Royal Society of Medicine, Regional Representative for the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Member of the Head and Neck Council of ENT-UK and Chair of the London Cancer Alliance head and neck pathway group.
MS, M.Ch (Plastic), FRCS, FACS Consultant Plastic Surgeon, St. Andrew’s Centre, Broomfield Hospital. Chelmsford CM1 7ET
Bhagwat Mathur is Consultant Plastic Surgeon with specialty interest in Microsurgical reconstructions. He undertook basic plastic surgery training (MCh) at SMS Medical College Jaipur and went to Canniesburn Unit Glasgow and St Andrew’s Centre Chelmsford for further specialisation in Breast and Microsurgery. He is Plastic Surgery lead for Breast and Head and Neck reconstruction in Essex. . He has been a Consultant in three major units in Uk ie St Andrew’s Centre Chelmsford, Canniesburn Unit Glasgow and Morriston Hospital Swansea and in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. He promoted the use of SAP flap in intra and extra oral reconstructions. He has research and publications on techniques of perforator flaps, breast reconstruction, burns and pressure sores.
He is very actively involved in Breast reconstruction awareness programmes and annual organisation of BRASCON in India. Mr Mathur always welcome young surgical trainees and consultants from India who wants to visit St Andrew’s Centre for breast surgery.
Prof. Vincent GREGOIRE graduated as a Medical Doctor (MD) in 1987 from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. He was board certified in Radiation Oncology in Belgium in 1994 and obtained his PhD in Radiation Biology in 1996 after a fellowship at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston (USA).
Since his return from the USA, Prof. GREGOIRE was appointed at the Academic Hospital of the Catholic University of Louvain in Brussels (Belgium) where he is currently Director of the Center for Molecular Imaging, Oncology and Radiotherapy, Full Professor in Radiation Oncology, and Head of Clinic in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Vincent GREGOIRE coordinates the Head and Neck Oncology program where the publication of the consensus guidelines for selection and delineation of the target volumes brought him worldwide recognition. Beside his clinical activities, Vincent GREGOIRE is running a translational research program on tumor microenvironment, on the integration of functional and molecular imaging for treatment planning, and on the molecular basis of increased radiosensitivity in HPV-infected cells. Vincent GREGOIRE is director or co-director of 14 PhD theses and is author or co-author of 234 peerreviewed publications and 16 book chapters. He has delivered close to 800 abstract presentations, lectures or teaching seminars worldwide, including award lectures such as the IFHNOS KK Ang lecture in 2014 and the Blair Hesketh BAHNO Memorial Lecture in 2015. He is member of the editorial board of Radiotherapy & Oncology and is a member of numerous scientific societies, including ASTRO and ESTRO, on which he serves on various committees. He has been the President of ESTRO from 2007 to 2009. Vincent GREGOIRE is vice-President of the board of EORTC, past-Chairman of the Radiation Oncology Group of the EORTC and Chairman of the Head & neck group of the EORTC. Vincent GREGOIRE was acting chairman of an ICRU Report Committee on "dose prescription, specification and reporting in IMRT”. He is now a member of the ICRU main commission and of the board of Director of ICRU. In 2008, he was awarded Honorary Fellow of the British Royal College of Radiology, and in 2016 Fellow of the Irish College of Radiology. In 2014 he received the Breur Award from ESTRO and in 2015, he was awarded Honorary ESTRO Physicist.
MB BS, FRCSEd, FRCSEd(Plast)
Mr Ahmed has a solid grounding in all aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery, with more than 15 years' total experience in the specialty. Mr Ahmed was schooled in the UK but did his medical training in Lahore, Pakistan. His plastic surgery training has been in every province of the UK, including Northern Ireland. Mr Ahmed is a fully accredited plastic surgeon in the UK. Mr Ahmed has been an NHS consultant since February 2005, working in one of the largest units in the country. He treats patients with cancers of the head and neck and is also developing a facial paralysis service. Surgery for these conditions often involves the use of state of the art reconstructive techniques, including microsurgery. Mr Ahmed also has an interest in cosmetic surgery. His practice includes cosmetic surgery to the face, nose, breast and abdomen, liposculpture, prominent ear correction and a number of other procedures including non-surgical treatment. Mr Ahmed currently uses an Iphone application to show patients how they would look after different procedures.
Jonathan Pollock has been Consultant Neurosurgeon and Skull Base lead at Essex Neurosciences Centre , Queens Hospital , Essex UK since 2002. He trained at Cambridge University and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford . He qualified in 1990. His Neurosurgical training was in Oxford, Nottingham and London. Queens Hospital in Romford is the 10th largest acute provider in England . The Skull Base practice has grown to a large multidisciplinary team with expert input from Rhinology, Neuro-otology, Maxillofacial , Oculoplastic , Facial Plastics, Endocrine and Neurophysiology colleagues. Queens Hospital is designated one of two centres for the treatment of Brain Tumours in North Central London. The department has a high reputation for training. Jonathan's interests include skull base meningiomas (over 500 managed and over 250 operated) , vestibular schwannoma, pituitary tumours and combined craniofacial approaches. He has a particular interest in surgery of visual failure caused by intracranial tumours . He has developed multidisciplinary and endoscopic operating at Queens significantly over the last 13 years. He serves as the lead for Brain and Spine Cancer in North Central London , has a national role as a question writer for the UK Neurosurgical exam and is a former member of the SAC , the national training body in Neurosurgery.
Mr James Adams is a dual qualified Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. James has practiced as a core member of the Head and Neck Team for seven years during which time he has helped to introduce computer aided surgical planning into routine practice. Mr Adams has helped to develop an integrated multidisciplinary practice offering contemporary composite reconstruction and currently offers training as part of the national head and neck interface training program. His additional interests include salivary gland surgery, facial trauma and TMJ surgery
MD,FRCS Ed, FRCS (plast)
Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon, St Andrew;s Center For Burns and Plastic Surgery Melanoma and skin cancer lead for Essex
He undertook his plastic surgery training on the Pan-Thames rotation London deanery and has over 10 years experience as consultant plastic surgeon. He has over fourty publications in various aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery. His subspeciality interest is in burns and burn reconstruction, Melanoma and skin cancer including complex reconstruction in the head and neck, abdominal wall and perineal reconstruction
BSc(Hons),MB ChB, PhD, FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Plast) Consultant Plastic Reconstructive Surgeon , Barts Health, London Honorary Consultant Reconstructive Surgeon ,University College London Hospital Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Queen Mary University London Visiting Professor, Cranfield University, Defence Academy of UK
Miss Hasu Patel is Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Bart’s Health, London and Honorary Consultant Reconstructive Head and Neck Surgeon at University College Hospital, London. Miss Patel commenced training in General Surgery becoming a Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. This was followed by extensive training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in London’s top hospitals, concluding in the award of FRCS(Plast) and the completion of higher surgical training, CCST. She carried out specialist training in microsurgery and head and neck reconstruction in the world renowned Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. Her head and neck reconstructive work includes oesophageal reconstruction using free jejuna tissue transfer in which she has published. Her research interests are in the role of the gastrointestinal tract in microsurgical reconstruction of vital organs including autologous voice reconstruction using free jejunum transfer.
In 2005, Miss Patel was involved in the care of many injured in the London terrorist bombings and has also extensively researched and published on the mechanism of blast injuries and in recognition of this work awarded a visiting professorship at Cranfield University, Defence Academy of the UK.
BSc(Honours), MBBS(Honours), MD, MRCS, FRCS(Plast)
Mr Fateh Ahmad graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in London and has trained extensively across a number of prestigious units. Following his specialist training in Plastic Surgery, he embarked upon craniofacial fellowships in Birmingham (one of the 4 Super-Regional Craniofacial units in the UK) and the Australian Craniofacial Unit in Adelaide, South Australia. He then undertook the prestigious microsurgical fellowship at the world renowned St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns in Chelmsford, Essex. Here, he also successfully completed a fellowship in Head and Neck reconstruction before being appointed as a Consultant Plastic, Craniofacial and Head & Neck Surgeon. He has been awarded a Doctorate in Medicine, has published over 20 scientific papers in peer reviewed medical journals and presented his research worldwide.
He is a Hunterian Professor of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and an Honorary Lecturer at Edge Hill University, Liverpool. Mr Ahmad, as part of his Head & Neck practice, has a particular interest in craniomaxillofacial pathology including skull base reconstruction. He is developing an interest in craniofacial deformity and has also trained in facial trauma. He also undertakes a significant volume of skin cancer work, with particular interest in facial skin cancers.
MS, DNB, FEB-ORLHNS, FEAONO
Fellowship trained in Skull Base Surgery Department of Otology & Skull Base Surgery, Gruppo Otologico, Piacenza-Rome, Italy
Mr Saleh is currently a consultant surgeon in the Newcastle Hospitals plastic surgery unit. A unit that has one of the largest caseloads of head neck and facial plastic surgery in the UK. Mr Saleh trained in Plastic surgery in Yorkshire UK, South Africa and was the microsurgery fellow at the prestigious Princess Alexandra Hospital Brisbane, Australia. Mr Saleh was also awarded scholarships to gain advanced training in mid-face reconstruction in the UK and Austria, with particular emphasis on nasal reconstruction. He has a particular interest in complex head, neck and facial reconstruction, covering the spectrum of adult surgery. He has published over 30 peer reviewed papers and is an associate lecturer at Queensland University Australia. He has active research interests in post-oncological facial rehabilitation, outcomes in head and neck melanoma and surgical outcomes in large nerve perineural invasion of the skull base. He is a member of the Cochrane Skin group collaborative (skin.cochrane.org). Mr Saleh is also a recognised innovator and is the current holder (2015-16) of the Clarke Medal, an international prize for surgical innovation.