Professor Gerard Byrne is a Consultant Oncoplastic and Aesthetic Breast Specialist Surgeon based in Manchester.
He has been an established Specialist in this field for more than 10 years. He is one of the most experienced and respected Breast Surgeons in the North of England preforming breast cancer and breast reconstruction operations, breast augmentations and breast reductions and symptomatic and cosmetic breast procedures.
Professor Byrne is a clinical academic surgeon working in the field of breast surgery. As a medical educationalist, he held a number of senior administrative and leadership roles including Hospital Dean for Clinical Studies, and most recently Director of the University Hospital of South Manchester Health education Academy.
He has lead the development of this academy from its inception working in partnership with numerous internal and external public and private stakeholders. The Academy has focused on a social responsibility strategy which has led to the development of strong local, national and international collaborations. He passionately believes in the strength of the team over the individual and is driven by encouraging others to achieve to their maximum ability. In recognition of his contribution to healthcare education, he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship; recognised as the highest UK award for education within the higher education community. He recently played a substantial part in the creation of the Greater Manchester Health Innovation and Education Cluster.
Professor Byrne is best known as the director and co-founder of the Universities Medical Assessment Partnership (UMAP) - a partner-funded collaboration of 15 medical schools which develops high quality assessment items for medical examinations.