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.

Breast surgeons

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Professor Ramsey Cutress

Prof Cutress is a consultant breast surgeon, and professor of breast surgery at the University of Southampton

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Mazari, Mr Fayyaz (breast surgery)

Mr Fayyaz A. K. Mazari 

Mr Mazari provides a full range of oncoplastic breast services including breast conservation surgery, partial breast reconstruction, total breast reconstruction after mastectomy, revision and symmetrisation surgery. 

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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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Sakellariou, Mr Vasileios

Mr Vasileios Sakellariou

Mr Sakellariou is a locum consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon. He performs surgery to treat breast cancer, and also reconstructs and improves the appearance of breasts after cancer surgery.

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Dr Tracey Simoes  

Dr Simoes is a breast surgeon. 


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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Mr Bashar Zeidan

Mr Zeidan is an oncoplastic breast surgeon. He is experienced in the management of all aspects of breast disease, particularly in the restoration of shape and form following breast surgery, breast reconstruction after cancer operations and breast cosmesis (improving the appearance of the breast).

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Consultant medical oncologists

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Dr Ellen Copson

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

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Dr Hugo De La Peña

Dr De La Peña is a medical oncologist who specialises in treating breast cancer and cancer of unknown primary.

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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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Consultant clinical oncologists


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.

Consultant 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 is a consultant radiologist.

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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


Dr Charis Brook

Dr Brook is a consultant radiologist.

Support staff

Our team is supported by a range of specialist allied health professionals, including breast radiographers and x-ray support staff.

You can contact Shannon Goss, Macmillan support worker, on 07775691993.

We work closely with other specialist teams in Southampton and across the region, which helps to support patients to be transferred where appropriate.

We meet once a week to review the diagnosis and treatment of all current patients.