Meet the team

Our team includes a range of specialist clinicians, including

  • radiologists
  • oncological (cancer) surgeons
  • plastic and reconstructive surgeons
  • medical oncologists (supervising chemotherapy)
  • radiation oncologists (supervising radiotherapy)
  • histopathologists and cytopathologists
  • breast care nurse specialists.

Consultants

Surgeons


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Mr Gavin Royle

Mr Royle has specialist experience in all aspects of breast disease, thyroid and parathyroid surgery. He provides a rapid diagnosis clinic for soft tissue lumps and hernias.

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Mr David Rew

Mr Rew specialises in hernia surgery and disorders of the breast and endocrine system (glands that produce hormones to regulate functions like mood, growth and sexual function).

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Mr Ramsey Cutress

Mr Cutress joined the Trust as a consultant breast surgeon in 2009.

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Miss Christina Summerhayes

Miss Summerhayes has a sub-specialty interest in breast reconstruction and oncoplastic surgery. She is currently the service improvement lead for the breast unit.

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Miss Tracey Simoes

Miss Simoes is a consultant surgeon.

Medical oncologists


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Dr Peter Simmonds

Dr Simmonds has extensive experience in the non-surgical management of breast cancer, bone and soft tissue sarcomas and testicular cancer.

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Dr Ellen Copson

Dr Copson has specialised in the medical management of early and metastatic breast cancer since 2008. She has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of familial breast cancer.

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Clinical oncologists


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Dr Diana Ayres

Dr Ayres is a clinical oncologist, with a sub-specialty interest in breast cancer and lymphoma.

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Dr Clare Crowley

Dr Crowley has extensive experience of skin and breast malignancies including systemic treatments and technical radiotherapy developments, particularly intensity modulated and image guided radiotherapy.

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Dr Jennifer Marshall

Dr Marshall has experience in chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy for treatment of early stage and metastatic breast cancer, as well as radioiodine therapy and external beam radiotherapy for thyroid cancer.

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Dr Sanjay Raj

Dr Raj is experienced in treating early stage and advanced breast cancer using chemotherapy, radiotherapy and endocrine and biological agents.

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Dr Charles Hamilton

Dr Hamilton is a consultant clinical oncologist.

Radiologists


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Dr Caroline Rubin, director of breast screening

Dr Rubin is a consultant radiologist, with sub-specialty interests in breast imaging and ultrasound.

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Dr Michaela Stahnke

Dr Stahnke has experience in all aspects of breast imaging including breast MRI and vacuum assisted core biopsy as well as routine and emergency greneral radiology.

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Dr Ruth Walker

Dr Walker joined the Trust in 2007.

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Dr Rachel Oeppen

Dr Oeppen is a consultant radiologist with a sub-specialty interest in breast imaging and screening.

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Dr Alexis Grima

 

Support staff

The clinical team is supported by a range of specialist allied health professionals, including

  • breast radiographers
  • x-ray support staff

We also have secretaries and administrators and a team coordinator.

Our team has links to other specialist multidisciplinary teams in Southampton and across the region to allow patients to be transferred where appropriate.

We meet once a week to review the diagnosis and treatment of all current patients, and to agree the best individual diagnostic and treatment options for each patient.