Professor Gordon Wishart

MD, FRCS (Gen)

  • Specialities General Surgery, Breast Surgery
  • Telephone 01223 370 922
  • Year of first qualification 1983
  • GMC Number 2849852
  • Fax 01223 281310


Professor Gordon Wishart studied at Edinburgh University Medical School and trained in general, breast and endocrine surgery in the West of Scotland Deanery. He completed a Cancer Research Campaign Research Fellowship at the CRC Beatson Laboratories in Glasgow in 1989 leading to award of a MD entitled Aspects of multidrug resistance in breast cancer in 1992.

Following his initial appointment as a consultant breast and endocrine surgeon in Sussex in 1995, he moved to Cambridge in 1998 to develop the breast unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital - now known as the Cambridge Breast Unit. As clinical director of the Cambridge Breast Unit (CBU) from 2005-2010 played a significant role in developing the CBU as a breast centre with a national and international reputation for research and clinical excellence.

Professor Wishart performs the following treatments at Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital:


  • Bi Weekly Monday 13:30 - 18:00
  • One-stop clinic for patients with breast symptoms


Current posts

  • Consultant General and Breast Surgeon, Addenbrookes NHS Trust Hospital Cambridge


Personal interests

Professor Wishart has published nearly 200 research papers, abstracts and book chapters and was an author on the landmark breast cancer genetics paper published in Nature in April 2012, that identified ten common genetic signatures that predicted response to treatment and survival. He recently led a team that developed the new PREDICT breast cancer survival and treatment benefit model.

Member of

  • Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
  • Association of Breast Surgeons
  • British Breast Group


Professor Gordon Wishart works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Professor Gordon Wishart does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Gordon Wishart does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Gordon Wishart does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.