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Michael Douek

MBChB MD FRCS(Eng.) FRCS(Gen. Surg.)


Breast Cancers, Breast Surgery

Special Interests

Breast cancers (surgery), breast reconstruction, general surgery (including hernias)


Italian, French, Spanish, Gree


Mr Michael Douek is a Reader in Surgery (at King's College London) and Consultant Surgeon at Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Trust. He is a general surgeon with a special interest in surgical oncology and breast cancer surgery, and has experience in managing colorectal disease, abdominal pain and other general surgical conditions including skin cancer and hernia surgery.

Mr Douek has a research interest in breast cancer surgery. His translational research program evaluates novel imaging modalities to improve breast conserving surgery for cancer including clinical applications of nanotechnology for sentinel node biopsy and intra-operative radiotherapy. He is the chief investigator of the SentiMag trial of sentinel node biopsy and principal investigator for the international randomised controlled trial of intra-operative radiotherapy (TARGIT trial), at Guys Hospital. He is also a regular speaker at national and international conferences, published several papers on breast cancer and made contributions in the health media.

Mr Douek 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.

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