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Professor Mokbel

Professor Kefah Mokbel

MBBS, MS, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Inter), CCST

Consultant Breast Surgeon

  • Breast Surgery, Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Breast cancer
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    Prof. Kefah Mokbel is an internationally renowned breast cancer surgeon and researcher who specialises in the multidisciplinary care of patients with breast cancer. He is the lead oncoplastic breast surgeon at the London Breast Institute.

    Following the completion of his undergraduate medical education at the London Hospital Medical College (now known as Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of London) in 1990, Kefah Mokbel pursued surgical training at the Royal Marsden, Charing Cross, Chelsea and Westminster, Saint Mary’s and St. Bartholomew’s hospitals and completed his higher surgical training as an oncoplastic breast surgeon in 2000. Professer Mokbel won prestigious prizes, awards and honours during his education, training and postgraduate surgical career.

    He qualified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS, England) in 1994. He was granted the Master of Surgery degree in 2000 by The Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine for his research in the field of molecular biology of breast cancer.
    He was appointed as a substantive consultant breast surgeon at St. George's Hospital NHS trust in February 2001 until November 2010 when he became an honorary consultant breast surgeon at St. George's Hospital. In 2002, Mokbel was appointed Professor of Breast Cancer Surgery (honorary) at Brunel University of London in recognition of his contribution to breast cancer research. In 2005, he was appointed as a Reader in Breast Surgery at St. George’s University of London in recognition of his outstanding research contribution in the field of breast cancer.

    His clinical interests include the early detection of breast cancer, rapid assessment of breast lumps, management of breast pain, DCIS, LCIS, nipple discharge, minimally-invasive breast surgery, sentinel node biopsy, wireless breast localisation (Savi Scout, Magseed, and radiofrequency identification tags) oncoplastic breast surgery, breast lipofilling/fat grafting, skin-sparing and nipple-sparing mastectomy and immediate ADM/mesh-assisted implant-based pre-pectoral breast reconstruction, prevention of breast cancer, genetic predisposition, breast MRI, risk-reducing surgery for BRCA1, BRCA2 and PALB2 gene mutation carriers and the management of benign conditions including breast cysts, breast pain and fibroadenomas. He also has extensive experience in reconstructive and aesthetic/cosmetic breast surgery.

    Professor Mokbel has been actively involved in research in the field of molecular biology and the clinical aspects of breast cancer, as well as aesthetic breast surgery including breast reconstruction following mastectomy and augmentation mammoplasty using implants and fat transfer. He has authored or coauthored more than 400 scientific papers, editorials, commentaries and textbook chapters. He also authored 14 textbooks aimed at medical students and postgraduate doctors. His current academic interest is focused on how to apply the advances from clinical trials to daily surgical practice.

    According to Google Scholar, Prof. Mokbel has a H index of 50 and I-10 index of 167. He is on the editorial board for several international medical journals and is a peer reviewer for a number of leading medical journals including The Lancet. He has supervised and examined a significant number of postgraduate degrees (MD, MS, MSc) and PhDs.

    He is the founder and current president of Breast Cancer Hope, a charity dedicated to “improving the quantity and quality of life in women diagnosed with breast cancer". He was featured in Tatler magazine’s Best Doctor’s Guide as one of the ‘Top Breast Surgeons’ in 2006, 2007 and 2013. He was also named in Times magazine's list of Britain's Top Doctors in 2010.

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    Early detection of breast cancer, breast screening, breast pain, breast mouse, breast cysts, wide local excision of breast cancer, breast lumpectomy, breast wire-guided excision, breast fine needle aspiration biopsy, breast core biopsy, mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, nipple discharge, breast pain, breast lumps, breast abscess, inflammatory breast cancer, triple negative breast cancer, invasive lobular cancer, mastectomy, sentinel node biopsy, skin-sparing mastectomy, breast reconstruction, microdochectomy, breast implants, breast fat transfer, breast infection, LCIS, DCIS, cosmetic breast surgery including breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast asymmetry surgery, and breast lift, breast cancer prevention, genetic predisposition to breast cancer, BRCA1, BRCA2, and the management of benign conditions including breast cysts, breast lumps, papilloma, radial scar, mastalgia and fibroadenoma.
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    Kefah Mokbel has been also featured in many publications and interviews regarding breast cancer and surgery in the national and international media including: The Times,The Daily Telegraph,The Guardian, New York Post, The BBC, ITV, NBC Washington, Hello Magazine, ABC News, MSN, Yahoo, The Daily Express, The Independent, The Medical Daily, The Evening Standard, The Mirror, Marie Claire and British Sky Broadcasting. In 2013, Kefah Mokbel featured on BBC world news regarding the news that actress

    Angelina Jolie had preventative double mastectomy after finding that she is a BRCA1 gene carrier. He was depicted by Silas Carson in the BBC drama The C Word, about his real-life patient Lisa Lynch.

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    Professor Mokbel is recognised by all private medical insurance companies (UK & international)

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