Talha Bin Saleem

Working as consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon mainly looking after breast cancer patients for their surgery and reconstructive work.

Talha Bin Saleem

Consultant Breast Surgeon

  • Edinburgh Breast Unit

Contact details

 Appointments and Activities 

Clinical activity around breast cancer patients.

Research activity as co-investigator

Clinical supervisor for breast trainees

Breast module coordinator for Edinburgh university


MBBS, FRCS Ed (General Surgery)

MS Oncoplastic breast surgery

Awards and Distinctions 

Gukas Prize for Best outgoing student MS Oncoplastic Breast Surgery course - July 2016.

Yearly Discretionary points (For working over and above the job description) - February 2005 - March 2008.

Merit in Health Research - November 2005.

Honours in Pathology - March 1989.


  • N. Johns, L. Williams, G.T. Neades, C. Raine, O. Young, D. Kulkarni, I. Young, T.B. Saleem, J.M. Dixon, M.D. Barber. Outcomes of the sling assisted implant-based breast reconstruction in a single centre – a 10 year experience. Accepted for publication in BMJ
  • PubMed citable collaborator in: Dave R, O'Connell R, Rattay T, Tolkien Z, Barnes N, Skillman J, Williamson P, Conroy E, Gardiner M, Harnett A, O'Brien C, Blazeby J, Potter S, Holcombe C; Breast Reconstruction Research Collaborative. The iBRA-2 (immediate breast reconstruction and adjuvant therapy audit) study: protocol for a prospective national multicentre cohort study to evaluate the impact of immediate breast reconstruction on the delivery of adjuvant therapy. BMJ Open. 2016 Oct 7;6(10):e012678. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012678.
  • PubMed citable collaborator in: O'Connell RL, Baker E, Trickey A, Rattay T, Whisker L, Macmillan RD, Potter S; TeaM Steering Group; Mammary Fold Academic and Research Collaborative .Current practice and short-term outcomes of therapeutic mammaplasty in the international TeaM multicentre prospective cohort study. Br J Surg. 2018 Aug 22. doi: 10.1002/bjs.10959.
  • Dixon JM, Renshaw L, Keys J, Young O, Kulkarni D, Thomas J, Saleem T, Williams L, Kusnick C, Sreenivason R, Sarfaty M. Intra-operative assessment of excision margins in breast conserving surgery for breast cancer using ClearEdge imaging device. Eur J Surg Oncol. 2016 Dec; 42(12):1834-1840. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ejso.2016.07.141
  • Mathew M, Saha A, Saleem T, Saddozai N, Hutchinson I, Nejim A. Pre-operative lymphoscintigraphy before sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer.

The Breast, Volume 19, Issue 1, Pages 28-32.

  • Saleem TB, Ahmed I.

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors – evolving concepts.

Surgeon 7(1): 36-41, 2009.

  • Abdelrazeq AS, Saleem TB, Nejim A, Leveson SH.

Massive hemoperitoneum caused by rupture of an aneurysm of the Marginal artery of Drummond.

CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, DOI 10.1007/s00270-007-9117-3.

  • Saleem TB, Ahmed I.

Abdominal compartment syndrome.

Irish Journal of Medical Sciences 175(1):59-65, 2006.

  • Saleem TB, Ahmed I.

Serpent in the breast.

Journal of Ayub Medical College 18(4):67-68, 2006

  • Saleem TB, Ahmed I.

Recent advances in the management of abdominal compartment syndrome: a review.

Journal of College of Physicians &Surgeons of Pakistan 14(6):381-385, 2004.