Miss Caroline Richardson MBChB MSc FRCS (Eng) qualified from the University of Liverpool in 2000 and spent her early training years in the Merseyside area. She was awarded her Masters in Surgical Sciences from University College London in 2006. Her background in general surgery allowed her the opportunity to enhance her surgical skills and target her chosen speciality of oncoplastic breast surgery. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2013 and embarked on a two year long fellowship in oncoplastic breast surgery. This widened her knowledge and skills by working at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, Cambridge University Foundation Trust, and the Istituto Tumori in Milan under the tutelage of Professor Nava, where was awarded the Association of Breast Surgeons Traveling Fellowship. She returned to the UK to work as a Locum Consultant at the Royal Marsden hospitals in Fulham and Sutton before moving to a permanent Consultant post at Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust in January 2016. She maintained links with the Royal Marsden Trust via an honorary contract at Consultant level and close working relationships with the plastic surgical and oncology teams. After four and a half years in Kingston, Miss Richardson was delighted to accept the opportunity to join the team at Mediclinic Airport Road in Abu Dhabi.
Miss Richardson completed her dissertation on a novel imaging technique in breast disease and presented her findings at conferences in London, Milan and Venice. She was actively involved in establishing a surgical trainee-led research initiative, which led to a number of publications during her training in general surgery. She worked closely with the genetics team at The Royal Marsden Hospital to investigate the decision-making process for women with a genetic predisposition to breast cancer to help understand choices around surgery.