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Biographical entry Péley, Gábor (1961 - 2016)

MD Szeged 1985; PhD Budapest 2006; FRCS 2010.

24 March 1961
9 September 2016
Breast Surgeon and Endocrine surgeon


Gábor Péley was a consultant breast surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. He was born on 24 March 1961 in Hungary, and studied medicine at Szegad before completing his training in Budapest.

He worked in the department of surgical oncology in Budapest, where he helped pioneer the use of sentinel lymph node biopsy for breast cancer.

He moved to the UK in 2006 to join the team at the breast surgery unit, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Here he helped introduce the technique of tumour localisation using radioactive isotopes. He also participated in a large number of research projects. He gained his FRCS in 2010.

Gábor Péley died on 9 September 2016 at the age of 55. He was survived by his wife, daughter and son.

Simon Pain

The Royal College of Surgeons of England