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Mr Paul Thiruchelvam

Mr Paul Thiruchelvam


Breast Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Rapid Diagnostic Breast Services
  • Breast Cancer Treatment
  • Family History of Breast Cancer
  • Risk Reduction Surgery
  • Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema
  • Benign Breast Disease
  • Partial Breast Reconstruction using Chest Wall Perforator Flaps


Mr Paul Thiruchelvam is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at New Victoria Hospital. 

He graduated from Imperial College in 2000 and undertook his Surgical Training in North West Thames, during which time he rotated through 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 & LTAPs) in partial and total breast reconstruction.

Mr Thiruchelvam has undertaken travelling fellowships to the MD Anderson, Mayo Clinic, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centers, and was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellowship in 2016, visiting the Netherlands, United States and Japan to observe the use of axillary reverse mapping (ARM) and Lymphatic Microsurgical Preventing Healing Approach (LYMPHA) in primary lymphoedema prevention. Mr Thiruchelvam is actively involved in lymphoedema prevention. As a member of the member of the expert panel on breast cancer related lymphoedema, he was involved in drafting best practice guidelines for the American Society of Breast Surgeons.

Mr Thiruchelvam 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.

 Mr Paul Thiruchelvam's NHS practice is at Imperial College NHS Trust and he is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College, London.

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NHS Hospitals

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust