Professor of Surgical Oncology and Consultant
Surgeon, King's College London & Guy's and St Thomas'
Michael Douek 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
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.