Kenneth Elder


Kenneth Elder

Consultant Breast Surgeon

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Appointments and Activities 

Following a career in Engineering undergraduate medical and postgraduate foundation training at Nottingham medical School 2004-2010. Speciality higher surgical training in Edinburgh 2010-2020 with a two year research fellowship at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. Appointed Consultant Breast surgeon at the Edinburgh Breast Unit at the Western General Hospital in August 2020. Currently the breast lead for the University of Edinburgh ChM qualification. Kenneth is also a member of The Faculty of Surgical Trainers (MFST). 


  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Edinburgh, 2001
  • Master of Science, Aeronautics, Cranfield University, 2002
  • Master of Philosophy, Unstable Flame Dynamics, Cambridge University, 2005
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor and Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS), University of Nottingham, 2008
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), Edinburgh, 2019

Awards and Distinctions

  • Nottingham Medico-Chirurgical Society Prize, 2008
  • The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London. The Faculty of Conflict and Catastrophe National  Medicine Prize, 2008
  • Ethicon Travelling Research Prize, 2014
  • Sir James Fraser Scholarship, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2020