Tibor Kovacs - United Kingdom
- Honorary Senior Lecturer (Postgraduate education), King's College London
- Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London
- ESSO President-Elect
- EJSO Associate Editor
Tibor Gyorgy Kovacs graduated from the University of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences Cluj, Romania and received his specialist training in general and thoracic surgery in Budapest, Hungary.
Dr Kovacs received his training in breast cancer surgery and surgical oncology at the National Institute of Oncology from Budapest, followed by further training in breast reconstruction and oncoplastic mentorship at South Manchester University Hospitals and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital Breast Units.
He has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng.) and since 2006, he has been Fellow of the European Board of Surgery (FEBS) in Surgical Oncology and Breast Surgery. He is currently President-Elect of the European Society of Surgical Oncology for 2018.
Between 2005 and 2010, as a Consultant and Lead Clinician at Glan Clwyd Hospital in North Wales, he developed and established a new breast reconstructive service and promoted innovative techniques in breast cancer management (radio guided surgery, dermal flap based breast reconstruction, lipomodelling).
From these years he achieved excellent clinical outcomes and high patient satisfaction by establishing the Sentinel Node Biopsy technique and offering immediate and delayed reconstructive options (implant based, ADM and LD flap reconstructions) for his patients.
Mr Kovacs is a regular Examiner in Surgical Oncology and Breast Subspecialty for the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), and Director and Faculty member on regular European Breast Cancer and Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Courses and Masterclasses.
He is the Associate Editor for Breast of the European Journal of Surgical Oncology.
Currently Dr Kovacs is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Postgraduate Education at King's College London.
His ethos and goal is to offer individually tailored care for his patients, that matches the needs and personal choice of women presenting with breast cancer.
Mr Kovacs believes in the evidence-based approach to breast cancer management, focusing on principles of surgical oncology and oncoplastic surgery, where cosmetics have the same importance as efficient treatment of the disease.
Fields of interest:
- Oncoplastic breast conservation
- Breast reconstruction
- Nipple sparing mastectomy
- Risk reduction surgery for BRCA carrier women
- Education in oncoplastic surgery