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Toral Gathani

MD Med MBBS (Hons) BSc (Hons) FRCS (England)

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and Clinical Epidemiologist

Toral is a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in Clinical Epidemiology based in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit of the Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford  and a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon and Lead Clinician for the Breast Cancer MDT at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  She is a member of the National Clinical Advisory Group for Cancer Research UK.

She studied Medicine at the University of St Andrews and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Medical School graduating in 1999 with Honours.  She obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2010 and subspecialised in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. She was awarded a National Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Fellowship at the Nottingham Breast Institute in 2011.  She holds a Masters Degree in Surgical Education from Imperial College London.

Toral was a research fellow in the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in 2003-2006 where she undertook  the research for her MD thesis under the supervision of Dame Professor Valerie Beral.  She continued to develop her interest in epidemiology during her specialist surgical training and has also spent significant time working in India in both a research and clinical capacity.  She was a recipient of a BMA Humanitarian Award in 2016 for public health related work in Assam, India.

Her main research interests are in the epidemiology, outcomes and experiences of breast cancer in women from ethnic minority backgrounds in the UK and of breast cancer as a global health concern.

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