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Saladin Sawan (MD, MRCOG, MRes, PhD) - personal details

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 Saladin Sawan

Role: NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Oncological Gynaecology


Women's Cancer Centre
Institute of Cancer Sciences
University of Manchester
Fifth Floor (Research)
St Mary's Hospital
Oxford Road
M13 9WL




Saladin graduated from the medical school in Aleppo University in Syria in 1998, subsequently he commenced clinical training in the North East of England in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. In 2005 he joined Tito Lopez and Richard Edmondson in the Northern Gynaecological Oncology Centre (NGOC) in Gateshead where he conducted a randomised controlled feasibility trial investigated the use of graduated compression stockings to prevent leg lymphoedema following treatment of vulval cancer.

In 2006 Saladin joined Professor Kitchener as an Academic Clinical Fellow in the Gynaecological Oncology Centre in St Mary's Hospital in Manchester. He completed an MRes exploring the immune response in particular Tregs in endometrial cancer patients in 2010. He also was awarded a PhD (Joseph Starkey PhD Fellowship) from the CRUK Manchester Institute (The Paterson Institute for Cancer Research) in 2015 where he investigated the role of the oncofetal protein 5T4 in ovarian cancer metastasis.

Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

British Gynaecological Cancer Society.

British Association for Cancer Research.

European Society of Gynaecological Oncology.

European Society of Surgical Oncology.

British Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology.

British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy.


  • M.D.   February 1998, Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria.
  • MRCOG: May 2009, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 
  • MRes Medical Sciences (MERIT), March 2010, The University of Manchester.
  • PhD    March 2015, Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute (CRUK MI) The University of Manchester.


Saladin has an exciting post in which he is combining clinical and research interests in gynaecological cancer management. While Saladin is continuing his sub-speciality clinical training in surgical gynaecological oncology, he is investigating the special characteristics of peritoneum which make it a common site for epithelial ovarian cancer metastasis.