Training Positions

Gosford Hospital


Oncoplastic Breast & Endocrine Surgical Fellow


First Year


Gosford Hospital, Holden Street, Gosford, 2250


Dr Paul (Ping-en) Chen

Position Description

Gosford hospital is a major teaching hospital located in central coast of New South Wales 40 kms north of Sydney. It services a population of over 300,000 and the region treats over 300 new breast cancer cases per year.

The fellow will have access to 7 full day public lists per month. The successful applicant will have exposure to a breadth of breast, endocrine and general surgical experience. In 2018 the unit performed a total of 358 benign and malignant breast cases and 73 endocrine cases. There were a total of 68 oncoplastic breast reconstructive cases including single stage and 2 stage implant based reconstructions, therapeutic mammoplasty, symmetrisation procedures and LICAP and AICAP partial breast reconstruction. The fellow will also have an opportunity to participate in autologous reconstruction with the plastics team. There are 3 oncoplastic breast and endocrine surgeons in the team.

This is a 1 FTE position and will expect a salary of $154,719. The oncall commitments include 2.5 days ASU general surgical oncall per fortnight in the role of a junior consultant and 1 day per week of teaching/ research commitment in conjunction with the University of Newcastle.

Unit Consultants
Dr Paul Chen, Breast and Endocrine Surgery, PFT Supervisor
Dr Sharon Laura, Breast & Endocrine Surgeon
Dr Rita Poon, Breast & Endocrine Surgeon


Hospital culture is one of respect and professionalism Yes
A published and accessible complaint management process Yes
Computer facilities / IT Support Yes
Private Study Areas Yes
General hospital educational activities Yes
Regular supervision, assessment, and feedback Yes
Safe hours practised Yes
Access to external education activities for Fellow Yes
Credentialed and specialist surgical staff committed to assist surgical training of BreastSurgANZ Fellow Yes

Summary Hospital Information

Breast Oncoplastic Surgery:

Over 100 cases per year of Oncoplastic level 1 and 2 mammoplasty include LICAP and AICAP flap. Therapeutic reduction mammoplasty

Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

Over 20 implant based reconstructions per year, including autologous fat grafting in the private hospital

General and Other Surgery:

Endocrine surgery - thyroid and parathyroid surgery, over 40 per year. General cases, laproscopic hernia plus gall bladder surgery. Melanoma, skin cancer over 20 per year.

Breakdown of hours:

7 full day public list per month; 2.5 days oncall as general surgeon in ASU unit per fortnight in the role of junior consultant; BreastScreen experience.

Private Consulting:



Once per fortnight

Academic & Research:

One day per week dedicated to teaching and research. Teaching commitment 3 hours per week. Available to take up position as conjoint lecturer in University of Newcastle


One (1) year Full Time Equivalent role commencing early February 2025


Full time salary equivalent to Senior Registrar salary (or greater) and minimum salary package and requirements and conditions as required by law in the Hospital jurisdiction will apply

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