Miss Joanna Franks

Miss Joanna FranksTel: 020 3447 2656
Fax: 020 3447 9932
Email: joanna.franks@nhs.net

University College Hospital

Breast cancer, Breast service

Professional background

Miss Joanna Franks is a Consultant Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon. Her area of expertise is the assessment and management 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 strategies, mastectomy with immediate reconstruction, symmetrisation, risk reduction and breast screening.

Miss Franks qualified from Imperial College with honours. She took a year out to complete research, funded by the Medical Research Council, which resulted in a first class BSc in pathology with basic medical science. During her Higher Surgical Training she had a National Training Number with the London Deanery and spent the latter part of her training in the Oncoplastic Breast Unit at UCLH

Miss Franks has an interest 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 addition she works with the General Medical Council item writing and standard-setting as part of Fitness to Practice and in one of their Medical Assessors.

Research interests

  • Benign and malignant disease of the breast
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Enhanced recovery

GMC/GDC number: 4631396