Kenneth Elder is currently a consultant breast surgeon at the Western general hospital in Edinburgh where he is the breast lead for the University of Edinburgh ChM qualification.
He undertook his undergraduate medical training at the University of Nottingham qualifying in 2008. At the end of his medical career he travelled to East Timor to work as a disaster relief doctor and was awarded The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London prize for Conflict and Catastrophe Medicine. He completed his higher surgical training in Edinburgh and surrounding hospitals. During his training he completed a research fellowship at the Peter Macallum Cancer Research Centre in Melbourne Australia under Professor Bruce Mann and Professor Iain Campbell looking at the efficacy of modern breast screening and the genetics of pre-cancerous breast disease. For his time there he was awarded the Ethicon travelling scholarship. This research has been published widely and has been presented around the world. He returned to Australia to complete a clinical fellowship under Professor Bruce Mann at the Royal Women’s Hospital of Melbourne. Mr. Elder is also an invited member of the teaching faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons of Hong Kong.