Dr Liz O’Riordan

Retired Consultant Breast Surgeon

Dr Liz O’Riordan

Retired Consultant Breast Surgeon
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Biography

Liz is a retired consultant breast surgeon with a PhD in Molecular Oncology. In 2015, aged 40, she was diagnosed with Stage 3 breast cancer treated with NAC, mastectomy and radiotherapy. In 2018 she had a locoregional recurrence on her chest wall treated with further surgery and radiotherapy. The side effects of this treatment meant she had to retire as a surgeon.
She started an award-winning blog about her experiences (www.liz.oriordan.co.uk) which led to her lecturing internationally as a keynote speaker, including a TEDx Stuttgart talk (Jar of Joy). In 2016, she was nominated for a ‘Woman of the Year’ award.
She co-authored ‘The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer: How to Feel Empowered and Take Control’ (Penguin) with Professor Trisha Greenhalgh. She writes for the national press and has appeared on numerous podcasts. She was one of Medscape’s Top 20 Doctors of 2018.
Liz has a keen interest in digital health and spoke at the launch of NHSx. She is a member of the ICPV advocacy group. She is also a keen triathlete and is about to launch a charity (www.cancerfit.me) to promote the benefits of exercise to every cancer patient.