FRCS (Plast) PhD

Mr Yazan Ajam is a Plastic Surgeon with an interest in upper limb surgery. Mr Ajam trained on the Pan-Thames Rotation in London at the Royal Free Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and the the Royal London Hospital. .

He completed a PhD on the Genetics of Breast Cancer from the University of Cambridge on a Full Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship where she focused on Breast Density. This work led to the identification of genetic determinants (ZNF 365) for high mammographic breast density which is a strong heritable risk factor for Breast Cancer. Her work has been published in highly cited journals including multiple papers in Nature Genetics.

Ms Varghese has won several other prizes for original work presented at National and International Conferences around the world including Kings College London, University of North Carolina, (USA), Duke University (USA), BAPRAS London, NIHES, Rotterdam, European Genetics Conference- Amsterdam, The American Thoracic Society, The International Cancer Imaging Congress and The Wellcome Sanger Institute among others. Ms Varghese also wrote the book chapter in ‘Early Breast Cancer: From Screening to Multidisciplinary Management’. She is a reviewer for several journals and is an Editorial Reviewer for the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery.