Scientific Committee

Professor Jian Farhadi_Advisory Committee_BreastGlobal
Professor Jian Farhadi

Professor of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic SurgeryKing's College, LondonThe London Clinic & Weymouth Hospital

Professor Jian Farhadi is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, specialist in reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery as well as surgery after weight loss. He was the past Director of the Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, United Kingdom. Professor Farhadi has an
exclusive clinical focus on reconstructive breast surgery, aesthetic and corrective breast surgery. As a microsurgeon, he performs more than 160 microsurgical procedures per year. He has innovated a number of procedures over the years, e.g. the internal bra breast lift.
Professor Farhadi gained his medical degree at the University of Basel, Switzerland, and the University Pitié-Salpetriè in Paris, France. His general and plastic surgical residencies was completed in Switzerland and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
Professor Farhadi is actively involved in teaching and research. He is author of over 70 publications and several book chapters. Professor Farhadi also is Co-director of the European Masters in Breast Surgery, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and Chairman of the London Breast Meeting.
Maurizio Bruno Nava_Scientific committee_BreastGlobal
Maurizio Bruno Nava

G.Re.T.A. Honorary Chairman and FounderItaly

Maurizio Nava achieved his Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Milan in 1977. He majored in oncology in 1980 and general surgery in 1986. In 1993, he then majored in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Since graduating he worked at the Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan and from 1997 till 2014 as Director of the Plasic Surgery Unit. As Adjunct Professor – School of Specialization in Plastic Surgery, University of Milan and from 2016 University of Genova, he participates in national and international studies on implants, ADMs, fat cells and microsurgical flaps in oncoplastic breast surgery and breast aesthetic surgery. He is President of the Oncological Reconstructive School a NOT for PROFIT, that is proposing updates to the international multidisciplinary field of oncoplastic reconstructive and aesthetic breast surgery, and an exchange of ideas with patients.
He is author and co-author of more than 200 publications in Italian, English and Spanish on oncological surgery, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast. He is author of five books on ocncoplastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast and author of many chapters in other books. He has organized several international conferences concerning both reconstructive and aesthetic surgery of the breast. He and his team are dedicated to the surgery of the breast from tumour to reconstruction and to the aesthetic outcome and body contouring. He introduced new surgical techniques both in mastectomy and reconstruction and aesthetic breast surgery. MAURIZIO BRUNO NAVA MD GRETA ONCOPLASTIC MILANO NAPOLI CATANIA
Giuseppe Catanuto_Scientific committee_BreastGlobal
Giuseppe Catanuto

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon
G.Re.T.A. Executive Chairman
Sutton, UK

Giuseppe Catanuto is a consultant breast surgeon in Catania where he was appointed in 2012. He worked at the Royal Marsden Hospital- Sutton (UK) as a fellow of Mr. Guidubaldo Querci della Rovere (2003-2004) and in Milan at Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori (2004-2006) during his PhD. In 2006 he became a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at Humanitas-Catania where he developed a specific expertise in therapeutic mammaplasties and conservative mastectomies. During the last twelve years he served as a consultant of the “Scuola di Oncologia Chirurgica Ricostruttiva”. On behalf of this organization he coordinated the International Fellowship “G. Querci della Rovere”.
In 2012. His research areas are: oncoplastic surgery including the development of a questionnaire on post breast reconstruction quality of life on behalf of the EORTC Quality of Life Group, decision making in breast surgery and mathematical modeling of breast shape. He is also a professor at the master in oncoplastic surgery and integrated treatments at the University of Genova and honorary consultant of the department of mathematics and informatics at the University of Catania
Zoltán Mátrai

Surgeon
National Institute of Oncology
Budapest, Hungary

Zoltán Mátrai is a surgeon, specialized in general, thoracic and plastic surgery as well as clinical oncology. Since 2012 he is the Head of Department of Breast and Soft Tissue Surgery and since 2014 also Head of Centre of Surgical Oncology, National Institute of Oncology, Hungary. Dr Mátrai is fellow of the European Board of Surgery in Surgical Oncology and Breast Surgery. Furthermore, he is founder of the Central and Eastern European Breast Cancer Surgical Consortium and President of the Central Eastern European Academy of Oncology. He is currently working on research topics in the field of oncoplastic breast surgery and is interested in treatment optimization of the axilla after sentinel lymph node biopsy, to name just a few. He is a lecturer and trainer for residents, trainees and fellows in breast surgery. He is editor of the textbook Principles and practice of oncoplastic breast surgery, published on Hungarian, English and Russian languages, and author of 98 scientific papers.
Shaheenah Dawood
Shaheenah Dawood

Medical Oncologist
Mediclinic City Hospital
United Arab Emirates

Shaheenah Dawood is a Consultant medical oncologist and associate professor in clinical oncology in the United Arab Emirates. She trained in medical oncology at McGill University Hospitals in Canada and subspecialized in breast cancer management at MD Anderson Cancer Center. During her training she was awarded multiple scholar in training awards and ASCO merit awards. She has served as an editorial fellow at the New England Journal of medicine and has an MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She has over 100 papers to her credit including 50 peer review original articles, 30 review articles and 12 book chapters. She serves as a reviewer for multiple journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology. She currently leads the oncology clinical trials program at Mediclinic City Hospital Dubai. She also serves as president of the UAE Cancer Congress that is held annually in Dubai and is co-president of the Asia pacific breast cancer summit (ABCS) and Asia pacific gastrointestinal cancer summit (APGCS). She has also recently launched the international BRCA forum and MENA immune-oncology summit.
Isabel T. Rubio
Isabel T. Rubio

Head of Breast Surgical Oncology
Clinica Universidad de Navarra
Madrid, Spain

Isabel T. Rubio is the Head of Breast Surgical Oncology at Clinica Universidad de Navarra and Professor of Surgery at the University of Navarra in Madrid, Spain. She studied medicine at the Faculty of Medicine in Salamanca, Spain, and become a Board certified General Surgeon. She had additional training for two year as a Breast Surgical Oncology Fellow at The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Arkansas Cancer Center at Little Rock, USA and for one year at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, USA. She completed her PhD in 2000 on “Sentinel lymph node biopsy in breast cancer ”. She has been Chief of Breast Surgical Oncology at Hospital Universitario Vall d´Hebron and Associate Professor of Surgery at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain. (2009-2018). She is the director of the Breast Surgery Fellowship program at her Institution.
Dr. Rubio is active in many societies, as EUSOMA president (European Society of Breast Cancer Specialists), President-elect of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), member of the Executive Committee at the European Cancer Organization, founding member and past President of the Spanish Association of Breast Surgeons (AECIMA), Board member of EUBREAST, and member of the SSO and the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
She is associate editor in Breast of the Journal of Surgical Oncology, and reviewer for The Breast, the European Journal of Surgical Oncology and the Annals of Surgical Oncology. She obtained the European Board of Surgery Qualification in Breast Surgery and since 2015 is officer at the UEMS Breast Surgery Division and participates as an examiner in the EBSQ Examinations in Breast Surgery.
Dr. Rubio is involved in many randomized trials and part of the Executive committee in many of them. (MINDACT, Eribulin-SOLTI100, EORTC 10085). She has received grants to develop her research by the Susan G. Komen Foundation, Spanish Ministry of Health and other institutions. Dr. Rubio has published over 100 peer review manuscripts and many book chapters.
Her interest is in sentinel lymph node biopsy, neoadjuvant treatments, surgical management of BRCA mutation carriers, and the role of prognostic markers (genomic profiles, liquid biopsy). Also her interest is focused on the standardization of Breast surgical training and Breast units.
Dr. Geeta Kadayprath_scientific committee_BreastGlobal!
Dr Geeta Kadayaprath

Senior Director, Breast Surgical Oncology and Oncoplastic Surgery
Max Institute of Cancer Care, Patparganj and Vaishali

Education and Designation
- MBBS (LHMC), MS (MAMC), FRCS ( Glasgow)
- Fellow, Breast Unit. Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
- Senior Director - Breast Surgical Oncology and Oncoplastic Surgery
- Max Institute of Cancer Care, Patparganj and Vaishali
Previous appointments
- Director, Breast Surgical Oncology and Oncoplastic Surgery, Max Institute of Cancer Care, Patparganj & Vaishali
- Senior Consultant, Surgical Oncology, Max Cancer Centre, Saket and Patparganj, New Delhi
- Consultant, Surgical Oncology, Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, New Delhi
- Junior Consultant, Surgical Oncology, Apollo Hospital , New Delhi
Dr Geeta Kadayaprath has over 23 years of experience with exclusive Surgical Oncology experience of 20 years and has pursued her interest in breast cancer for a large part of the last 18 years. She started her Surgical Oncology career in Apollo Hospital, Delhi where she worked as a Junior Consultant from 2001-2003. To pursue her interest in Breast Cancer management she took up a fellowship position in one of the largest cancer centers in Europe, at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK from 2003 -2004. On her return from UK in 2004,she joined Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute, New Delhi, as Consultant and put to good use the surgical expertise gained in London.
She is an expert at performing the entire range of surgeries for breast cancer including modified radical mastectomies, breast conservation surgeries, mastectomies with immediate breast reconstruction, excision of stereotactically localized impalpable lesions, vacuum assisted lumpectomies etc. She was instrumental in introducing sentinel lymph node biopsy as the standard procedure for axilla in early breast cancer and also pioneered oncoplastic breast surgeries at Max Hospitals. She joined Max Cancer Centre as Senior Consultant in Surgical Oncology in 2009 and has divided her time equally between various centers in the Max Group and has managed to give Breast Cancer services the right direction, to make it one of the most sought after comprehensive services in this part of the country and beyond.
HIGHLIGHTS:
- Program Director, Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Max Hospital, Patparganj and Vaishali
- Monthly breast support group meetings aimed at addressing patient specific issues and encouraging much needed support and encouragement among patients. She is also the Co-founder of Bliss Foundation, which is actively engaged in creating breast and cervical cancer awareness, hand holding patients through treatment and also assisting their treatment on whatever way possible.
- Weekly dedicated breast tumor board meetings with Breast cancer centric Surgical, Medical and Radiation oncologists, breast radiologist, breast pathologist, geneticist and psychologist in attendance
- Monthly Breast Oncology Research Forum meetings to initiate research, discuss projects and encourage publication amongst like- minded peer.
- Principal Investigator, Hospital based Cancer Registry Program, Max Hospital Patparganj
- Indian Faculty, MCh Oncoplasty, University of East Anglia
- Lead, National Steering Committee, India- EUBREAST sponsored multicentric, AXSANA trial
She has contributed actively as an author and co-author in several papers in peer reviewed journals and participated in several national and international conferences in the capacity of Speaker, Moderator, Chairperson and Panelist. She has been the Organizing Secretary of several innovative breast CMEs and conferences, which enjoy huge popularity with postgraduates, general surgeons and oncologists in the country.
- Associations/Memberships
- Secretary of Oncology Forum
- Founder Member and Hony Secretary- Delhi Breast Oncology Group
- Past Executive Member-Association of Breast Surgeons of India
- Executive Member-Indian Society of Oncology
Life Member-
- Indian Association of Surgical Oncologists
- Association of surgeons of India
- Co-Founder- Bliss Foundation