Year qualified:


Country of qualification:

South Africa (undergraduate), UK (postgraduate)

Registration & Memberships

Registration and licensing

  • GMC 2432533

Memberships and associations

  • Association of Breast Surgery
  • Royal College of Surgeons (England)

Languages Spoken

  • English

Mr Tim Davidson

Consultant Breast Surgeon


Mr Tim Davidson has been a Consultant Surgeon and Clinical Lead for Breast Surgery at the Royal Free Hospital since joining the Royal Free in 1997.  He obtained specialist degrees in medicine (MRCP 1979) and surgery (FRCS 1982) in London, and his surgical higher degree (ChM 1988) from his alma mater Cape Town University following cancer-related research at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Mr Davidson a member of the Association of Breast Surgery and chaired the ABS Medico-legal Subcommittee.  He was Medical Director of the charity Cancerkin from 2003 to 2017 and has published a wide range of peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and book chapters. Mr Davidson maintains an interest in surgical research and advancing surgical practice.

He now works privately full-time as a General and Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon in London.  Mr Davidson is married with four children, has interests in art, music, cinema and cycling, and now has an energetic whippet-labrador cross that keeps him from flagging!


Breast Surgery

Special interests:

Breast disease



Reconstructive surgery

Sentinel node biopsy

Intra-operative radiotherapy

Male breast problems

Breast augmentation

Venous access for cancer treatments

lumps, bumps and skin lesions.

Procedures offered:

Breast screening

Breast surgery for cancer and benign breast conditions

Breast conservation surgery

Intra-operative radiotherapy in selected breast cancer patients

Breast reconstruction

Aesthetic breast procedures

Assessment of skin lesions

Lumps and bumps

Clinical Interests:

Risk assessment and surgical management in breast disease and women with a family history risk

Developmental breast problems

Breast reconstruction

Second opinion with regard to treatments

Male breast problems

Research interests:

Breast imaging

Breast surgery

Reconstructive techniques

Intra-operative radiotherapy

Central venous access


Sentinel lymph node staging

Published papers:

Peer-reviewed papers, scientific presentations, book chapters, book and article reviews

Mr Tim Davidson, consultant in Breast surgeon is available for consultations at the Royal Free.