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Mr Rajiv V Dave is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and Endocrine Surgeon, based at the Nightingale & Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Centre, at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, which is recognised as one of the largest Breast symptomatic and screening units in the UK. This is a recognised centre of excellence, providing complex oncoplastic breast surgery and leading on new technology. His specialist surgical training, which spanned over 10 years, includes a Research Fellowship awarded the Patey Prize by the Society of Academic and Research Surgery, a prestigious and ultra-competitive TIG Oncoplastic Fellowship in Manchester, and an International Fellowship in Breast, Endocrine and Melanoma in Melbourne, Australia.
He is trained in Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery and is part of a busy Endocrine service at Wythenshawe Hospital and is a member of the Greater Manchester & Cheshire Thyroid Cancer Team. He has a particular interest in thyroidectomy for Graves disease and in the surgical management of primary hyperparathyroidism.
He has a strong academic interest and portfolio, and a good understanding of translational 'bench to bedside' research, and has experience in clinical writing both in high impact-factor peer-reviewed journals and lay-terminology patient information. He has successfully led and delivered large national collaborative studies which have informed and impacted clinical practice, and has been awarded prestigious research grants. He serves in several regional and national clinical leadership roles, including the Association of Breast Surgery Academic and Research Committee, and as steering member of the UK/Kenya Heath care Alliance.
He is a dedicated team-worker with excellent communication skills and has the drive and enthusiasm to deliver high quality services to his patients, which is reflected in his patients' feedback. He regularly participates in continued professional development to ensure he is up-to-date on current management trends and applies this to his practice, along with the ability to comprehensibly convey this information to his patients.
Mr Dave is a an oil-painter and photographer, and strives to maintain that artistry in his surgical practice.
Areas of interest
Breast Cancer treatment; Complex oncoplastic techniques to facilitate breast conservation; Immediate reconstruction following mastectomy; Symmetrising breast surgery; Breast reconstruction following cancer surgery; Nipple reconstruction; Axillary Surgery; Surgical management of Grave's disease (hyperthyroidism); management of primary hyperparathyroidism; thyroidectomy for thyroid nodules.
Current NHS consultant posts held
The Nightingale Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
He has a strong academic interest and portfolio, and a good understanding of translational 'bench to bedside' research, and has experience in clinical writing both in high impact-factor peer-reviewed journals and lay-terminology patient information. He has successfully led and delivered large national collaborative studies which have informed and impacted clinical practice, and has been awarded prestigious research grants. He serves in several regional and national clinical leadership roles. including the Association of Breast Surgery Academic and Research Committee, and as steering member of the Kenya UK Heath Alliance.
- Pre-pectoral breast reconstruction
- The use of novel localisation devices for non-palpable breast cancer
- Neoadjuvant chemotherapy and breast cancer
- Breast service delivery during the pandemic
- Therapeutic Mammoplasty
Oil painter and wildlife photographer: https://www.etsy.com/shop/OurDaveDoesArt
Guitar and Sitar player
Spartan Trifecta finisher
Association of Breast Surgeons Research Grant, January 2019.
Gibson Prize winner, SARS 2018
Ethicon/BAETS masterclass training programme award, January 2017
Patey prize, Society of Academic and Research Surgery (SARS) January 2015.
Hunterian Prize, Hunterian Society, January 2015.
Centenary and Hardwick award for elective research, 2004.
Scholarship from Yorkshire Cancer Research, 2003.
Research Scholarship from the Association of Clinical Pathologists. 2003.
British Journal of Cancer
British Journal of Surgery
British Journal of General Practice
Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
Courses offered to GPs
Breast Cancer Management Pathways
Breast Cancer - pushing the boundaries of breast conservation with complex Oncoplastic techniques
Parathyroid disease; symptoms, diagnostic work-up and management.
- MBChB University of Leeds 2005
- MD University of Leeds 2013
- FRCSEd Royal College of Surgeons 2017
- TIG Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust 2018
- Breast, Endocrine and Melanoma Surgery Melbourne Health, Australia 2017
Reference number 6128320
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Academic and Research Committee Association of Breast Surgery 2021
- Principal Investigator Manchester Breast Centre 2020
- Chief Investigator IBRAnet Collaborative Group 2020
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery, 2019
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Association of Breast Surgery
iBRAnet research collaborative
NorthWest Breast Research Collaborative
British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
Manchester Breast Centre
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