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‘Evidence behind Sentinel lymph nodes in Gynaecology Oncology’


Mr Pubudu PathirajaMr Pubudu Pathiraja began his surgical career in Sri Lanka, before moving to the UK where he completed his structured postgraduate training programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Mr Pathiraja is a Member of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG), and gained the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT - 2010) in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He then completed the Royal College of Gynaecologists certified Sub-Specialty Training in Gynaecological Oncology at Oxford University Hospitals. He is a member of the British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS) and the BMA, and is a BSCCP-accredited Colposcopist and trainer.

Mr Pathiraja treats all types of gynaecological cancers and is an accomplished and experienced advanced laparoscopic surgeon, performing laparoscopic surgeries / minimal access surgery (MAS) for uterine, cervical and highly selected early stage ovarian cancer.

He has a special interest in performing ultra-radical surgery for ovarian cancer; palliative surgery for recurrent disease and exenterative procedures.

Mr Pathiraja also has a particular surgical interest in treating pre-cancerous disease of the vulva and cervix and also exploring the value of prophylactic surgery for ovarian disease.

Mr Pathiraja has active involvement in teaching registrars/fellows and medical students from the University of Oxford. He is a firm believer in working together with relevant specialties to achieve safest and best quality care for patients. His vision is to disseminate high quality and safe Gynaecological Oncology care for all women in developing and resource poor countries by volunteering and training their specialists.


Chair: Professor Freddie Hamdy

All members of the University and NHS clinical staff are welcome.