Professor Jerome Pereira is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Professor of Surgery and Programme Director for Specialist Mastership Programmes in Surgery at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.
He has been a UK and international trainer for Consultants and Surgical Trainees on breast reconstruction for many years and a teacher in the Department of Education at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, where he was formerly a researcher.
Professor Pereira has a special interest in the outcomes of surgery, and has been instrumental in developing and leading the UK National Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Audit Programme. This is the first study in the world looking at national outcomes of breast cancer surgery, leading to the recent publication of best practice national guidelines for Oncoplastic breast surgery.
Professor Pereira is an examiner for the European Breast Specialist Examination Board (EBSQ), MD and MSc degree programmes, and sits on the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.
Ms Sue Down is a consultant breast surgeon at the James Paget University Hospital.
She undertook her undergraduate and basic surgical training in Manchester, and a PhD in Cancer Studies at the University of Birmingham. She then transferred to the Eastern Deanery to complete higher surgical training, and was awarded a prestigious National Oncoplastic Fellowship, enabling her to gain experience in advanced oncoplastic techniques. She was elected chair of the Mammary Fold National UK Breast Trainees Group. In addition to her clinical role, she is assessment and course development lead for the award winning Mastership programmes in Specialist Clinical practice at the University of East Anglia.
Mr. Chaitanyanand B. Koppiker is Medical Director, Orchids Breast Health Center (OBHC), Pune and one of the pioneers of Breast Oncoplasty in India.
Dr. Koppiker completed his MBBS and Mastery in Surgery degrees at the B.J. Medical College , Pune and onco-surgery fellowship at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. In 1994, Dr. Koppiker led the establishment of the first integrated multimodality cancer care centre at Inlaks and Budhrani Hospital, Pune. Thereafter, he served as the Founding Director of Cancer Units at Ruby Hall Clinic and Jehangir Hospital, Pune. In 2009, Dr. Koppiker has established OBHC which is the only stand-alone “Center for Affordable Excellence in Breast Health” in India with state-of-the-art facilites for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Koppiker has received advanced training in Breast Oncoplasty from the leading global experts from Germany, UK, USA, Australia and Korea. One of the few breast oncoplastic surgeons in India, Dr. Koppiker has pioneered several novel breast biopsy and surgical techniques that combine principles of onco-surgery with aesthetics to improve outcomes
To train aspiring breast surgeons in this rapidly evolving standard-of-care surgery, Dr. Koppiker has established an “International School of Oncoplastic Surgery” in Pune. University of East Anglia, UK has appointed him as a visiting faculty for its UK-based Mastership Program in Oncoplastic Surgery and as a regional convener for the Asia-based M.Ch Program in Breast Oncoplasty. Dr. Koppiker is also a distinguished faculty of the School of Oncoplastic Surgery, USA and is regularly invited as a training mentor in several national and international workshops in Breast Oncoplasty.
Dr. Koppiker is the Founder and Managing Trustee of Prashanti Cancer Care Mission (PCCM)- a non-profit organization in Pune. PCCM is active in providing affording medical care, freeships, breast cancer awareness, community screening, patient rehabilitation and counseling to cancer patients in Pune and surroundings.
He is the Director of a “Centre for Translational Cancer Research” which is a joint initiative between PCCM and Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune supported by Bajaj Auto. This Centre has undertaken major research initiatives with help from onco-clinicians and molecular scientists to investigate breast cancer problems in the Indian context.
For his contributions to fighting Breast Cancer in India, Dr. Koppiker has been widely felicitated with numerous recognitions and awards by his medical peers as well as by various social organizations.