James Harvey

Consultant oncoplastic and cosmetic breast surgeon

About me

Education and Training

1998 – Graduated from Newcastle University.
2000- 2012 – Breast surgery training, including.
Completion of prestigious TIG National Fellowship in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery under the tutelage of leading Plastic and Breast Reconstructive surgeons in Sheffield.
Awarded a PHd for research into Breast Cancer Immunology.
2012 – Appointed as Consultant at the University Hospital of South Manchester.

Professional Membership

Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons.
Fellow of the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS).
Intercollegiate Certification in Cosmetic breast surgery.
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Other Professional Interests

Honorary Senior Lecturer 
 University of Manchester. Participates in the teaching of trainee breast and plastic surgeons at both local and national levels.
Invited speaker at International Breast meetings such as ORBS and Milan breast meeting, speaking about breast reconstruction, breast revisional surgery, perforator flaps and localisation techniques.
NIHR Greater Manchester clinical research breast surgery network lead. Mr Harvey’s principal research interests are in the areas of device studies, breast reconstruction outcomes and breast cancer.
Co-lead of the North West Breast Research Collaborative.
Member of Manchester Breast Centre (collaborative breast research group)
Director of Medical Advisory Board for Prevent Breast Cancer Charity.
Author of the Oxford Handbook of Breast Disease Management.

Recent Professional Publications

Wilson RL, Kirwan CC, Johnson RK, O'Donoghue JM, Linforth RA, Harvey J. Breast Reconstruction Outcomes with and without Strattice: Long-Term Outcomes of a Multicenter Study Comparing Strattice Immediate Implant Breast Reconstruction with Submuscular Implant Reconstruction. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2023 Jul 1;152(1):11-19.

Banys-Paluchowski M, Kühn T, Masannat Y, Rubio I, de Boniface J, Ditsch N, Karadeniz Cakmak G, Karakatsanis A, Dave R, Hahn M, Potter S, Kothari A, Gentilini OD, Gulluoglu BM, Lux MP, Smidt M, Weber WP, Aktas Sezen B, Krawczyk N, Hartmann S, Di Micco R, Nietz S, Malherbe F, Cabioglu N, Canturk NZ, Gasparri ML, Murawa D, Harvey J. Localization Techniques for Non-Palpable Breast Lesions: Current Status, Knowledge Gaps, and Rationale for the MELODY Study (EUBREAST-4/iBRA-NET, NCT 05559411). Cancers (Basel). 2023 Feb 12;15(4):1173. doi: 10.3390/cancers15041173.

Dave RV, Barrett E, Morgan J, Chandarana M, Elgammal S, Barnes N, Sami A, Masudi T, Down S, Holcombe C, Potter S, Somasundaram SK, Gardiner M, Mylvaganam S, Maxwell A, Harvey J; iBRA-NET Localisation Study collaborative. Wire- and magnetic-seed-guided localization of impalpable breast lesions: iBRA-NET localisation study. Br J Surg. 2022 Feb 24;109(3):274-282.

Baker BG, Sewart E, Harvey J, Potter S; Implant Breast Reconstruction Evaluation Study Steering Group and Breast Reconstruction Research Collaborative. Implant-Based Reconstruction following Mastectomy in Patients Who Have Had a Previous Breast Augmentation: Lessons from the National Multicenter Implant Breast Reconstruction Evaluation Study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2022 Feb 1;149(2):324-337.

Wilson RL, Kirwan CC, O'Donoghue JM, Linforth RA, Johnson RK, Harvey J. BROWSE: A multicentre comparison of nine year outcomes in acellular dermal matrix based and complete submuscular implant-based immediate breast reconstruction-aesthetics, capsular contracture and patient reported outcomes. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2022 Jan;48(1):73-81.

Morgan JL, Bromley HL, Dave RV, Masannat Y, Masudi T, Mylvaganam S, Elgammal S, Barnes N, Down S, Holcombe C, Potter S, Gardiner MD, Maxwell AJ, Somasundaram SK, Sami A, Kirwan C, Harvey J; iBRA-NET Localisation Study Group. Results of shared learning of a new magnetic seed localisation device - A UK iBRA-NET breast cancer localisation study. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2022 Dec;48(12):2408-2413.

Bromley HL, Dave R, Holcombe C, Potter S, Maxwell AJ, Kirwan C, Mylvaganam S, Elgammal S, Morgan J, Down S, Masudi T, Sami A, Barnes N, Harvey J. A Novel Mixed-Methods Platform Study Protocol for Investigating New Surgical Devices, with Embedded Shared Learning: Ibra-net Breast Lesion Localisation Study. Int J Surg Protoc. 2021 Apr 16;25(1):26-33.

Boundouki G, Wilson R, Duxbury P, Henderson J, Ballance L, Wray J, Appanah V, Ibrahim I, Harvey J, Kirwan CC; Northwest Breast Research Collaborative. Patient and public priorities for breast cancer research: a qualitative study in the UK. BMJ Open. 2021 Jan 29;11(1):e036072.

Somasundaram SK, Potter S, Elgammal S, Maxwell AJ, Sami AS, Down SK, Dave RV, Harvey J. Impalpable breast lesion localisation, a logistical challenge: results of the UK iBRA-NET national practice questionnaire. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2021 Jan;185(1):13-20.

Personal Interests

Beyond the passion for his work, and his support for the the Prevent Breast Cancer charity’ James Harvey enjoys spending time at home in the Peak District, and when time permits he is an avid fell runner and cyclist.
In June 2019 James took part in the Race Across America, a 3,041 mile ride across America.
They raised over £100,000 for Prevent Breast Cancer.
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James Harvey MBBS.FRCS Ed. PhD

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