I am an academic specialist breast (oncoplastic) and endocrine (thyroid/parathyroid/Adrenal) surgeon who has been providing care for patients in Nepean (Penrith), Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and North – West Sydney regions since 2011.
To provide personalized, comprehensive and professional multidisciplinary care for breast and endocrine patients.
Education and Training:
I obtained my undergraduate medical qualifications with honours from Flinders University Adelaide. I completed my Specialist General Surgical Fellowship at Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2007. There after I undertook further subspecialist training in breast and endocrine surgery at Christchurch Hospital, Endocrine Surgical Units of Sir Charles Gairdner and Freemantle Hospitals in Perth and Westmead Breast Cancer Institute (BCI). At Westmead BCI, I had training in oncoplastic breast surgery and immediate breast reconstruction techniques, before commencing my work as a consultant specialist breast and endocrine surgeon in 2011. I regularly attend and present in national and international breast and endocrine surgical conferences and workshops. I also regularly attend breast oncoplastic and reconstructive courses and workshops in Australia, Milan, Paris and UK.
I consult patients in Kingswood (Nepean), Richmond and Bella Vista (Norwest). I operate at Nepean Public, Nepean Private, Norwest private and Blue Mountains District Hospitals.
Founding member of Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ)
Full Member of Australia and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons (AES)
Member of General Surgeons of Australia (GSA) and GSA leadership Group
Member of Breast, Endocrine, Surgical Oncology and Academic Surgery sections of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Member of Academy of Surgical Educators (ASE)
Member of Endocrine Society of Australia (ESA)
Member of Australian Society of Breast Disease (ASBD)
Member of International Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES), Breast Surgery International (BSI) and International Society of Surgery (ISS)
Member of Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (Asian AES)
Research, Teaching and Education
I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Discipline of Surgery at University of Sydney. I undertake collaborative clinical and translational research into breast cancer and endocrine diseases, teach medical students/surgical trainees and co-supervise post graduate research students. The research work get regularly presented in national and international conferences and published in reputed international journals. I am a member of the scientific advisory committee of Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District. I am involved in national breast and endocrine surgical curriculum reviews, and review of national breast cancer management guidelines. I am also a reviewer of international scientific journals.