Miss Joanna Franks is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon. Her area of expertise is the assessment and manaagement of all conditions relating to the breast. This includes both benign and malignant disease. Her particular interests are: detection of early breast cancers, oncoplastic breast conservation, neo-adjuvant stratergies, mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, symmetrisation, risk reduction and breast screeening.
Miss Franks qualified from Imperila College with honours. She took a year out o complete research, funded by the Medical Reasearch Council, which resulted in a first class BSc in pathology with basic medical science. During her Highter Surgicla Training she had a National Training Number with the London Deanery and spent the latter part of her training in the Oncoplastic Breas Unit at UCLH.
Miss Franks has an intereset in assessment and training and completed an MSC in Medical Education. She standard sets for University College London and the Royal Free Medical School and is a regular examiner. In addtion she works with the General Medical Council item writing and standard-setting as part of Fitness tp Practice and in one of their Medical Assessors.