Leadership in the practice of breast surgery

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The History of BreastSurgANZ

Prior to the formation of BreastSurgANZ, a general surgery fellowship awarded by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) was sufficient for a surgeon to perform breast cancer surgery.

For many years, the Breast Section of RACS acted as the “voice” for breast surgical practice and was comprised of surgeons representing each of the Australian states and territories and a New Zealand representative, with two principal aims: to develop an educational program for the RACS Annual Scientific Congress, and to address standards of care in breast disease.

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Past Presidents

Dr Jim Kollias (Founding President, 2010 – 2011)
Professor Christopher Pyke (2012 – 2013)
Professor Andrew Spillane (2014 – 2016)
Professor Christobel Saunders (2017 – 2019)
Associate Professor Sanjay Warrier (2019 – 2020)