MB BS, DPhil, FRCS
Charlie Chan is a Consultant General Surgeon with a special interest in breast disease, skin cancer, and soft tissue tumours. He also has a varied practice in general surgery. He has extensive research interests and is currently involved in the Trial Management Group for 4 large UK breast cancer trials.
On average, he performs 30 to 40 major breast reconstructions a year, as well as numerous cosmetic breast procedures. Amongst his breast cancer patients, he is ordinarily able to conserve the breast in 70-75% of his patients along with his colleagues he is one of only a few surgeons in the UK who are trained in the new Breform™ cosmetic breast operation. He has contributed to numerous articles in the national press (Sunday Telegraph, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail) as well as the local press and BBC Radio Gloucestershire.
He has written breast cancer guidelines for the Association of Breast Surgeons, organised national cancer surgery meetings for the British Association Of Surgical Oncology, and reviews oncology education across Europe for the Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe.
Away from his day job, Charlie has a second career as a photographer. On his website, he describes himself as an “itinerant cancer surgeon and frustrated photographer”. His photographs have been used by the Python Terry Jones, Imelda May, Georgie Fame, Ronnie Scott’s, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Cheltenham Festivals amongst others.