Breast surgery, Oncoplastic Surgery
BA (Oxon), FRCS (Eng), PHd
- GenesisCare, Maidstone
- Nuffield Health Tunbridge Wells Hospital
- KIMS Hospital, Maidstone
- London Bridge Hospital
- Breast surgery
- Oncoplastic Surgery
Special Clinical Interests
- Diagnosis of breast disease
- Breast conservation
- Breast reconstruction
Ritchie was awarded a National Clinical Research Training Fellowship by the Medical Research Council (MRC) for original research leading to her PhD and has presented her research internationally on several occasions.
She has published both in peer-reviewed journals and written textbooks for surgical training.
In addition to her training in the UK, Ritchie has spent time working abroad in South Africa and later as a surgeon for the main trauma team in Belize, Central America.
Current NHS Trust
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Trust
Private secretary – Rosemary Warren
Clinic Days and Times
Wednesday and Fridays – various times
Mrs Chalmers read Medicine at Keble College in Oxford and undertook clinical training at the John Radcliffe Hospital. She trained as a general surgeon with an interest in breast cancer surgery in Leeds, London and the South East and subsequently undertook a Fellowship in Oncoplastic Surgery at the Canniesburn Unit in Glasgow. This combined training has allowed her to offer techniques to preserve the breast wherever possible and to reconstruct the breast in the event of mastectomy.
She continues to be interested in clinical and translational research and has a PhD for studies looking at mechanisms to disrupt tumour blood supply. Mrs Chalmers teaches regularly, both trainee surgeons, GP trainees and on courses at the Royal College of Surgeons in London.
Breast Surgery has changed greatly in the last decade with many new plastic surgical techniques now on offer to improve cosmetic outcomes. She now works as a Consultant Surgeon at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells and is part of a superb breast care team.