Dr Yazan Masannat
Dr Yazan Masannat

Dr Yazan Masannat


Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer


Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon

Aberdeen Breast Unit, Ward 315

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, AB25 2ZN



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.

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Research Overview

MRI Scan in Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer


Teaching Responsibilities

Co-Lead of the Medical Law and Ethics Course


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  • Results of shared learning of a new magnetic seed localisation device – A UK iBRA-NET breast cancer localisation study

    Morgan, J. L., Bromley, H. L., Dave, R. V., Masannat, Y., Masudi, T., Mylvaganam, S., Elgammal, S., Barnes, N., Down, S., Holcombe, C., Potter, S., Gardiner, M. D., Maxwell, A. J., Somasundaram, S. K., Sami, A., Kirwan, C., Harvey, J., the iBRA-NET Localisation Study Group
    European Journal of Surgical Oncology
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Integrative, In Silico and Comparative Analysis of Breast Cancer Secretome Highlights Invasive-Ductal-Carcinoma-Grade Progression Biomarkers

    Kastora, S. L., Kounidas, G., Speirs, V., Masannat, Y. A.
    Cancers, vol. 14, no. 16, 3854
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Global variations in the definition and management of multifocal and multicentric breast cancer: the MINIM international survey

    Masannat, Y. A., Rocco, N., Garreffa, E., Gulluoglu, B. M., Kothari, A., Maglia, A., Nava, M. B., Omar, O. S., Potter, S., Catanuto, G.
    The British journal of surgery, vol. 109, no. 8, pp. 656-659
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Text mining and word embedding for classification of decision making variables in breast cancer surgery

    Catanuto, G., Rocco, N., Maglia, A., Barry, P., Karakatsanis, A., Sgroi, G., Russo, G., Pappalardo, F., Nava, M. B., Heil, J., Karakatsanis, A., Weber, W. P., Gonzalez, E., Chatterjee, A., Urban, C., Sund, M., Paulinelli, R. R., Markopoulos, C., Rubio, I. T., Masannat, Y. A., Meani, F., Koppiker, C. B., Holcombe, C., Benson, J. R., Dietz, J. R., Walker, M., Mátrai, Z., Shaukat, A., Gulluoglu, B., Brenelli, F., Fitzal, F., Mele, M., ETHOS Collaborative Group
    European Journal of Surgical Oncology
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Peri-tumoural spatial distribution of lipid composition and tubule formation in breast cancer

    Chan, K., Cheung, G., Senn de Vries, N., Husain, E., Masannat, Y., Heys, S., He, J.
    BMC Cancer, vol. 22, 285
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Role of redo-Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Patients With Prior Ipsilateral Breast Cancer Surgery

    Macnab, M. R. F., Slater, G., Fuller, M., Elsberger, B., Lovell, L., Staff, R. T., Masannat, Y. A.
    Clinical Breast Cancer
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The relationship between cardiac dosimetry and tumour quadrant location in left sided whole breast and chest wall adjuvant radiotherapy

    Masannat, Y. A., Lazaraviciute, G., Garbett, I. K., Shivakumar, N., Brownlee, B. V., Gagliardi, T., Bromiley, A., Heys, S. D., Sharma, R.
    Breast Disease, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 67-74
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The ESSO core curriculum committee update on surgical oncology

    van der Hage, J., Sandrucci, S., Audisio, R., Wyld, L., Søreide, K., Amaral, T., Audisio, R., Bahadoer, V., Beets, G., Benstead, K., Berge Nilsen, E., Bol, K., Brandl, A., Braun, J., Cufer, T., Dopazo, C., Edhemovic, I., Eriksen, J. G., Fiore, M., van Ginhoven, T., Gonzalez-Moreno, S., van der Hage, J., Hutteman, M., Masannat, Y., Onesti, E. C., Rau, B., De Reijke, T., Rubio, I., Ruurda, J., Sandrucci, S., Soreide, K., Stattner, S., Trapani, D., D'Ugo, D., Vriens, M., Wyld, L., Zahl Eriksson, A. G., ESSO core curriculum contributors
    European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology, vol. 47, no. 11, pp. e1-e30
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Intra-tumoural lipid composition and lymphovascular invasion in breast cancer via non-invasive magnetic resonance spectroscopy

    Cheung, S. M., Husain, E., Mallikourti, V., Masannat, Y., Heys, S., He, J.
    European Radiology, vol. 31, pp. 3703–3711
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Diagnosis and management of chyle leak following axillary dissection

    Sidapra, M., Fuller, M., Masannat, Y. A.
    Surgeon, vol. 18, no. 6, pp. 360-364
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Incidence of male breast cancer in Scotland over a twenty-five-year period (1992 - 2017)

    Reddington, R., Galer, M., Hagedorn, A., Liu, P., Barrack, S., Husain, E., Sharma, R., Speirs, V., Masannat, Y.
    European Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 46, no. 8, pp. 1546-1550
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Lactate concentration in breast cancer using advanced magnetic resonance spectroscopy

    Cheung, S. M., Husain, E., Masannat, Y., Miller, I. D., Wahle, K., Heys, S. D., He, J.
    British Journal of Cancer, vol. 123, no. 2, pp. 261-267
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Multifocal and multicentric breast cancer, is it time to think again?

    Masannat, Y. A., Agrawal, A., Maraqa, L., Fuller, M., Down, S. K., Tang, S., Pang, D., Kontos, M., Romics, L., Heys, S. D.
    Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 62-66
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • q-Space Imaging Yields a Higher Effect Gradient to Assess Cellularity than Conventional Diffusion-weighted Imaging Methods at 3.0 T: A Pilot Study with Freshly Excised Whole-Breast Tumors

    Senn, N., Masannat, Y., Husain, E., Siow, B., Heys, S. D., He, J.
    Radiology: Imaging Cancer, vol. 1, no. 1, e190008
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Optimal Phased-Array Signal Combination For Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Measurement In Breast Cancer Using Multiple Quantum Coherence MR Spectroscopy At 3T

    Mallikourti, V., Cheung, S. M., Gagliardi, T., Masannat, Y., Heys, S. D., He, J.
    Scientific Reports, vol. 9, no. 1, 9259
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The impact of immediate breast reconstruction on the time to delivery of adjuvant therapy: the iBRA-2 study

    O'Connell, R. L., Rattay, T., Dave, R. V., Trickey, A., Skillman, J., Barnes, N. L. P., Gardiner, M., Harnett, A., Potter, S., Holcombe, C., Masannat, Y., iBRA-2 Steering Group, Breast Reconstruction Research Collaborative
    British Journal of Cancer, vol. 120, pp. 883-895
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Current practice and short-term outcomes of therapeutic mammaplasty in the international TeaM multicentre prospective cohort study

    O'Connell, R. L., Baker, E., Trickey, A., Rattay, T., Whisker, L., Macmillan, R. D., Potter, S., Masannat, Y., TeaM Steering Group
    British Journal of Surgery, vol. 105, no. 13, pp. 1778-1792
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • A population-based audit of surgical practice and outcomes of oncoplastic breast conservations in Scotland - An analysis of 589 patients

    Romics, L., Macaskill, E. J., Fernandez, T., Simpson, L., Morrow, E., Pitsinis, V., Tovey, S., Barber, M., Masannat, Y., Stallard, S., Weiler-Mithoff, E., Malyon, A., Mansell, J., Campbell, E. J., Doughty, J., Dixon, J. M.
    European Journal of Surgical Oncology, vol. 44, no. 7, pp. 939-944
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Pleomorphic LCIS what do we know?: A UK multicenter audit of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ

    Masannat, Y. A., Husain, E., Roylance, R., Heys, S. D., Carder, P. J., Ali, H., Maurice, Y., Pinder, S. E., Sawyer, E., Shaaban, A. M.
    Breast, vol. 38, pp. 120-124
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Current margin practice and effect on re-excision rates following the publication of the SSO-ASTRO consensus and ABS consensus guidelines: a national prospective study of 2858 women undergoing breast-conserving therapy in the UK and Ireland

    Tang, S. S., Kaptanis, S., Haddow, J. B., Mondani, G., Elsberger, B., Tasoulis, M. K., Obondo, C., Johns, N., Ismail, W., Syed, A., Kissias, P., Venn, M., Sundaramoorthy, S., Irwin, G., Sami, A. S., Elfadl, D., Baggaley, A., Remoundos, D. D., Langlands, F., Charalampoudis, P., Barber, Z., Hamilton-Burke, W. L. S., Khan, A., Sirianni, C., Merker, L. A. G., Saha, S., Lane, R. A., Chopra, S., Dupré, S., Manning, A. T., St John, E. R., Musbahi, A., Dlamini, N., McArdle, C. L., Wright, C., Murphy, J. O., Aggarwal, R., Dordea, M., Bosch, K., Egbeare, D., Osman, H., Tayeh, S., Razi, F., Iqbal, J., Ledwidge, S. F. C., Albert, V., Masannat, Y.
    European Journal of Cancer, vol. 84, pp. 315-324
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Spontaneous bilateral breast haemorrhagic necrosis

    De Gabriele, S., Macmillan, M. T., Nomikos, A., Tahhan, M., Masannat, Y., Depasquale, I., Miller, I., Watson, H. G.
    British Journal of Haematology, vol. 176, no. 4, pp. 666-668
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Sentinel node biopsy using a magnetic tracer versus standard technique: the SentiMAG Multicentre Trial

    Douek, M., Klaase, J., Monypenny, I., Kothari, A., Zechmeister, K., Brown, D., Wyld, L., Drew, P., Garmo, H., Agbaje, O., Pankhurst, Q., Anninga, B., Grootendorst, M., Ten Haken, B., Hall-Craggs, M. A., Purushotham, A., Pinder, S., SentiMAG Trialists Group, Masannat, Y.
    Annals of Surgical Oncology, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 1237-1245
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Challenges in the management of pleomorphic lobular carcinoma in situ of the breast

    Masannat, Y. A., Bains, S. K., Pinder, S. E., Purushotham, A. D.
    Breast, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 194-196
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Conversion after laparoscopic cholecystectomy in England

    Hussain, A., Masannat, Y., Almusawy, H., Sinha, P.
    Surgical Endoscopy, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 668
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia: a case report

    Masannat, Y. A., Whitehead, S., Hawley, I., Apthorp, L., Shah, E. F.
    Case reports in surgery, vol. 2010, 549643
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
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