Mr Mumtaz Hussain
Consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon
Mr Hussain is the trust lead for skin cancer services and has extensive training and experience in many aspects of plastic surgery and in particular in skin oncology.
He specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of all types of skin lesions including benign as well as malignant skin lesions such as BCCs, SCCs and malignant melanoma. He also carries out general plastic surgery procedures including breast reduction, breast asymmetry, post weight loss body contouring procedures including abdominoplasty and liposuction/lipofilling.
Mr Hussain has been a consultant with the trust since 2013. He graduated in medicine from Pakistan in 1989 with Honours and completed his surgical fellowship at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow in 1997. Following his basic training in plastic surgery in Ireland, he moved to London for higher specialist training and completed his fellowship in plastic surgery in 2010.
Mr Hussain has had first hand experience in the management of all stages of malignant melanoma, offering sentinel node biopsies as well as block dissections for advanced stage melanoma. He was one of the pioneers in establishing and developing Isolated Limb Infusion Technique (ILI) for metastatic limb melanoma at St Georges University of London Hospital and has number of publications in the peer reviewed journals.
As well as being the lead for skin cancer services within the trust, Mr Hussain is vice-chair of the skin Network Site Specific Group (NSSG) for North of England Cancer Network, in addition to being co-chair for the Local Skin Multidisciplinary team (LSMDT).
He is a member of a number of professional bodies including Royal College of Physicians and Surgeon of Glasgow and Melanoma Focus UK, as well as North of England Medico-legal Society.
Mr Hussain sees patients at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham general hospitals as well as at Morpeth NHS Centre and Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle.