Dr Yazan Masannat

Dr Yazan Masannat
Dr Yazan Masannat
Dr Yazan Masannat


Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

Email Address
Office Address

Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

Aberdeen Breast Unit, Ward 315

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, AB25 2ZN


School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


Yazan Masannat is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon working in Aberdeen, Scotland/UK and a Lecturer at the University of Aberdeen and the University of East Anglia in England. After completing his basic surgical training in Wales and obtaining the membership exams of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland he Moved to England. He obtained a doctorate from the University of Leeds and then moved to the South East Thames Sector of the London Deanery where he completed his Higher Surgical training. He trained in some of the best units in the world including Guy’s Hospitalin London and obtained the highly competitive and prestigious National Oncoplastic Fellowship at Mid-Essex Hospitals(St Andrews Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery) followed by a further fellowship in the world-renowned Royal Marsden Hospital in London. His main clinical interest is breast conservation through level one and level two oncoplastic techniques and Breast Reconstruction. 

Currently he is actively involved in research exploring new MRI and imaging technologies in breast cancer, and also looking at the biology of the rarer types of breast pathology with the research teams at the University of Aberdeen. 

Teaching is an important part of Yazan’s practice. Locally he teaches at the University of Aberdeenand nationally he is a Tutor on the Master of Surgery in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Program by the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. He also designed a teaching website www.oncoplasticsurgeons.comon breast surgery in collaboration with colleagues from the UK, Europe, The States and India. Some of the best-known names in breast and plastic surgery are taking part in this project. 

He is also a member of the communications team and a co-opted member of the education and training committee with the Association of Breast Surgery (ABS) in the UK and also a member of the education and training committee with the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO) and an examiner at the European Board in Breast Surgery and the European Board in Surgical Oncology.

twitter @ymasannat


Research Overview

MRI Scan in Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer


Teaching Responsibilities

Co-Lead of the Medical Law and Ethics Course


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  • Postoperative complications and surgical outcomes of robotic versus conventional nipple-sparing mastectomy in breast cancer: meta-analysis

    Nessa, A., Shaikh, S., Fuller, M., Masannat, Y. A., Kastora, S. L.
    The British journal of surgery
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Post-operative complications and outcomes of robotic vs.conventional nipple sparing mastectomy in breast cancer management. A systematic review and meta-analysis.

    Nessa, A., Shaikh, S., Fuller, M., Masannat, Y., Kastora, S.
    British Journal of Surgery
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Natural Language Processing to Extract Meaningful Information from a Corpus of Written Knowledge in Breast Cancer: Transforming Books into Data

    Catanuto, G., Rocco, N., Balafa, K., Masannat, Y., Karakatsanis, A., Maglia, A., Barry, P., Pappalardo, F., Nava, M. B., Caruso, F.
    Breast Care, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 209-212
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Evolution of Educational Events during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Experience of G.Re.T.A. Foundation

    Rocco, N., Catanuto, G., Masannat, Y., Nava, M. B.
    Breast Care, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 200-202
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Non-surgical site pain in women following breast cancer surgery: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Burton, G., Masannat, Y., Forget, P.
    Breast Care
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Outcomes of Different Quality of Life Assessment Modalities After Breast Cancer Therapy: A Network Meta-analysis

    Kastora, S. L., Holmquist, A., Valachis, A., Rocco, N., Meattini, I., Somaiah, N., Peled, A., Chatterjee, A., Catanuto, G., Tasoulis, M. K., Nava, M. B., Poortmans, P., Pusic, A., Masannat, Y., Karakatsanis, A.
    JAMA Network Open, vol. 6, no. 6, e2316878
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Chest wall perforator flaps for breast reconstruction: international survey on attitudes and training needs

    Karakatsanis, A., Sund, M., Rocco, N., Dietz, J. R., Kothari, A., Hamdi, M., Masannat, Y. A., Barry, P. A.
    The British journal of surgery, vol. 48, pp. 1-7
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Keeping a Breast with Social Media: Le Marteau sans maĆ®tre

    Karakatsanis, A., Masannat, Y.
    Breast Care, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 179-181
    Contributions to Journals: Editorials
  • The Role of Social Media and Breast Cancer: How Does It Impact Patients?

    Gandamihardja, T. A., Liyanage, S., Coutee, T., Peled, A. W., Masannat, Y.
    Breast Care, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 203-208
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Role of Social Media in Breast Cancer Care and Survivorship: A Narrative Review

    Aristokleous, I., Karakatsanis, A., Masannat, Y., Kastora, S.
    Breast Care, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 193-199
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
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