Mr Paul Thiruchelvam

Mr Paul Thiruchelvam

Consultant Breast and Reconstructive Surgeon

QualificationsBSc, MD, FRCS, PhD

Main NHS base:

  • Imperial College

Member of:

  • Association of Breast Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American Association Cancer Research

Clinical interests:

  • Rapid diagnostic one-stop breast service
  • Breast pain
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Family history of breast cancer
  • Breast cancer risk reduction surgery
  • Lymphoedema preventative surgery
  • Benign breast disease

Fees, Training & Background:

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Paul is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College, London.
Paul graduated from Imperial College in 2000 and undertook his Surgical Training in North West Thames. During this time, he worked in the breast units at Imperial College and The Royal Marsden. He completed his surgical training as a National Oncoplastic Group (TIG) fellow at the Nottingham Breast Institute, where he undertook research mapping the anatomy of chest wall perforator flaps (LICAP and LTAPs) in partial and total breast reconstruction.

Paul has undertaken travelling fellowships to the MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers. He was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship in 2016, visiting the United States and Japan to observe the use of axillary reverse mapping (ARM) and Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventing Healing Approach (LYMPHA) in primary lymphoedema prevention. He has undertaken the first breast cancer related lymphoedema primary prevention procedures in the United Kingdom and is actively involved in lymphoedema prevention and surveillance.

As a member of the member of the expert panel on breast cancer related lymphoedema, Paul was involved in drafting best practice guidelines for the American Society of Breast Surgeons. He serves on the Oncoplastic faculty for both the American College of Surgeons and the American Society of Breast Surgeons  and teaches on Surgical Techniques for the Prevention and Management of Lymphoedema for the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Paul received his PhD in Molecular Oncology from Imperial College in 2010, under supervision from Professors Simak Ali, Laki Buluwela and Charles Coombes. He was awarded the first joint clinical research fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons and Cancer Research UK to fund his research. He is actively involved in clinical trials, including the multi-centre PRADA trial.

Paul has played rugby for most of his life and enjoys travelling with friends and family.