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Eleftheria Kleidi

Consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon

I am a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at the Cambridge Breast Unit, with a specialist interest in advanced oncoplastic and reconstructive options for breast cancer treatment.
Eleftheria Kleidi

Treat others the way you want to be treated... and even better.

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My current role

I am a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon managing benign and malignant breast disease amongst a Multidisciplinary Team of Breast Cancer specialists.

I specialise in breast cancer care, breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy) including advanced oncoplastic techniques and therapeutic mammaplasties, mastectomy, breast reconstruction with prepectoral or subpectoral (over or under the muscle) implants, partial breast reconstruction with local flaps, lipomodelling (fat transfer), symmetrising and corrective breast surgery and surgery for benign breast disease.

Previous history

I graduated from the Medical School of Crete and completed my specialist surgical training with honors at the Deanery of Athens, Greece. I subsequently undertook specialty oncoplastic breast training at the North West of England, including an Advanced Fellowship in Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Liverpool University Hospitals.

I completed my PhD in surgery with honors and was later awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Oncoplastic breast surgery from the University of East Anglia.

I hold advanced qualifications in medical education and I am actively involved in the training of medical students, general surgical trainees and breast surgical fellows. I am an examiner in medical student exams and an instructor in the preparatory course for the surgical training exit exams.

I am currently leading innovation and technology projects in Cambridge Breast Unit by initialising new techniques for localisation of non-palpable breast lesions. The aim is to implement the internationally used new breast localisers as an adjunct to the traditional wire localisation of impalpable breast lesions, in order to improve patient experience and precision of excisions.

I have published several peer reviewed articles and have presented my research work nationally and internationally. I have been an editor in the British Medical Journal and participate on multiple trials on breast cancer treatment and breast reconstruction. I have participated and locally led many national projects on breast disease and breast reconstruction always being focused on delivering high quality services to breast patients.

I have a drive for quality improvement and have already been involved in multiple quality improvement projects and audits in the breast unit with an aim to standardise patient pathways and improve patient experience and outcomes throughout their journey.

Membership/accreditations

  • Member of the Association of Breast Surgeons, UK
  • Member of the British Medical Association
  • Fellow of the European Board of Breast Surgery

Personal interests

When I am not at work, I enjoy exercising outdoors and indoors and spending quality time with family and friends. I love to travel and learn about new places and cultures of our world.