Miss Fiona MacNeill

Consultant Breast Surgeon MD FRCS(Eng)

Specialism: Breast

Available at: Chelsea

Special interests:

  • rapid access and diagnosis of breast problems
  • second opinions
  • oncoplastic breast surgery (re-shaping/remodelling)
  • breast reconstruction
  • risk reducing breast surgery

Biography

Miss Fiona MacNeill has been a specialist consultant breast surgeon since 1996. Her main interest is oncoplastic and breast reconstruction surgery – achieving the best outcomes in cancer surgery and breast appearance. She and her oncology colleagues collaborate closely to use the latest drugs and treatments to allow conservative surgery on the breast and the axilla (armpit). She also works with her plastic surgeons to offer innovative aesthetic surgery and reconstruction techniques to preserve the breast and to maintain the breast shape and body image after breast cancer surgery.

Miss MacNeill’s other interests are in the education and training of the next generation of breast surgeons: she was breast tutor at the Royal College of Surgeons, responsible for developing the national breast training portfolio, including the first international oncoplastic surgery training programme. She successfully delivered the national sentinel node training programme NEW START and her achievements in education were recognised in 2006 when she was awarded the Silver Scalpel Trainer of the Year.

She is currently President of the Association of Breast Surgery (2015-17) and speaks world-wide on breast cancer and oncoplastic surgery.

Miss MacNeill remains actively engaged in local and national research trials. She acts in an advisory capacity to a variety of Department of Health committees to optimise breast services and plan future cancer strategy. In addition she is a member of a number of professional associations, most notably the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS @BASO), where she is the chairman of the education and training committee.

Miss MacNeill qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London in 1983 and was awarded an MD degree in 1994 investigating novel breast cancer therapies. Appointed consultant surgeon in 1996 at Colchester, she established and led a highly successful breast unit before moving to The Royal Marsden in 2006.

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