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Dr. Serife Simsek

Dr. Serife Simsek

General Surgery, Breast Department
Specialist General & Breast Surgery
General Surgery, Breast Department
English, Italian, and Turkish
20 years

Core Competencies

  • Breast cancer early diagnosis, treatment and follow up
  • Breast cancer surgery
  • Mastectomies
  • Nipple sparing mastectomy
  • Skin sparing mastectomy
  • Breast conserving surgery (lumpectomy, quadrantectomy)
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Axillary dissection (axillary clearance)
  • Non palpable breast lesions surgeries
  • Breast diseases diagnosis, treatment and follow up

Brief Profile

Dr. Simsek is a well-known Breast Cancer Senology Specialist (Benign and Malignant disease) who did her training and surgical residencies in Turkey and in Italy.

She is specialized in General Surgery and sub-specialized in Breast Cancer surgery.

Dr. Simsek attained a master’s degree in Breast Cancer, and Breast Cancer surgery from two famous schools, the European Institute of Oncology and Milan University, Italy.

Dr. Simsek worked in Italy as Assistant to Prof. Umberto Veronesi for three years. Prof. Umberto is a known founder of breast-conserving surgery in breast cancer treatment with the invention of the quadrantectomy, and other conservative surgical techniques, including sentinel lymph node biopsy.

Dr. Simsek became an Associate Professor at Ankara University Hospital in Turkey and was working in one of the biggest private health institute in Istanbul, Turkey for 11 years prior to moving to Dubai 7 years ago.

Dr. Simsek is amongst the most well-known female breast surgeons, for conservative surgery , modified radical mastectomies, nipple sparing mastectomy, skin sparing mastectomy for breast cancer and sentinel lymph node biopsy, axillary clearance for breast cancer, removal of breast lumps like fibroadenoma, phyllodes tumor surgery, ROLL/SNOLL techniques (Radio-Occult Lesion Localization for non- palpable breast lesions and sentinel lymph nodes, breast lumps and breast diseases). She has excellent outcomes in her work.

Dr Simsek has continuously contributed to informing her chosen profession throughout her working life; she has worked on various breast cancer research projects including those concerned with Breast Conservation Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Pregnancy and Breast cancer, Intraoperative Radiotherapy After Breast Conservative Surgery, and In situ Ductal Carcinomas Radio-Occult Lesion Localization.

She has published numerous articles in various national and international peer-reviewed Journals. Dr. Simsek is a member of the Turkish Surgical Association and various International/National Scientific/Surgical Institutions and nonprofit breast cancer organizations. She speaks Turkish, English, and Italian.


  • Master Degree in Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Barcelona University, Spain, 2020
  • MD, Ankara University, Turkey
  • Master’s Degree in Breast Cancer, and Breast Cancer Surgery, European Institute of Oncology and Milan University, Italy
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeon
  • Board Certified in General Surgery

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