Training Positions

QLD – Mater Hospital (Brisbane)


Breast and Endocrine Surgical Fellow


First Year (has had second year trainees)


Mater Hospital, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane


Dr Chris Pyke


Position Description

The Breast/Endocrine Surgical Fellow at the Mater Hospital is a fully funded position through Mater Health Services. The Mater campus is an enriched surgical environment with a tertiary referral Obstetric hospital on site, as well as a large private hospital co-located. In the Breast and Endocrine Unit, there are five surgeons, (three oncoplastic and two oncologic), a Fellow, a SET Trainee, two Interns and four full time breast care nurses.

The Fellow's role involves an independent operating list as well as operating with the consultant surgeons. The Fellow is also actively involved in teaching of junior medical officers and students via Mater Medical Education Unit and University  of Queensland.

The unit performs level 1 and level 2 oncoplastic procedures, with exposure to complex Breast Cancer Care: Multidisciplinary Breast Clinic, Multidisciplinary Oncoplastic Clinic and BreastScreen Queensland. The Plastic and Reconstructive Unit shares prosthetic reconstructions, and  performs immediate autologous reconstructions. Office ultrasound, SPY Camera, DaVinci Robot and Magseed are all available. There is a general surgery on-call commitment, one-in-three, with the participation of the Fellow being that of a junior consultant with the on-call PHO/Trainee reporting to the Fellow.

Mater has a fortnightly joint plastics/breast oncoplastic MDT Reconstructions - prosthetic go to the Breast Service LICAP, TDAP, AICAP, adaptive mammaplasty, Lat dorsi, symmetrisation.

The Unit also has a significant component of endocrine surgery, especially thyroid and parathyroid, and services the busy obstetric endocrinology departments. There is also a component of sarcoma and melanoma surgery. There is a monthly Endocrine MDT shared with Endocrinology.

The hospital is fully accredited for training in General Surgery, Orthopaedics, Urology, Plastics, OHNS, ICU, Gen Med, Anaesthetics.

Breast and Endocrine Unit
5 surgeons, > 300 breast cancers per year

Unit Consultants
Jason Lambley, Breast/Endocrine Surgeons, Director
Chris Pyke, Breast/Endocrine Surgeon, Director of Medical Services Mater Private Hospital
Chris Allan, Surgical Oncologist
Emma Clarkson, Breast/Endocrine Surgeon
Geoff Muduoia, 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:

300 new cancers per year, 20% oncoplastic technique involved

Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

Approximately 20 per year for breast service, 70 per year for plastics

General and Other Surgery:

Thyroid, parathyroid greater than 50 per year. Melanoma and Sarcoma. General On Call

Breakdown of hours:

4 x Outpatient clinics, 5 x Operating lists; 1:3 General on call, fellow list 1 per fortnight, OPD x 4 per week, OT x 5 per week

Private Consulting:



Weekly oncology MDT, Fortnightly oncoplastic MDT, combined with plastics

Academic & Research:

Clinical and Bench research available (UQ affiliated), higher degree supervision, clinical Trials including Breast Cancer Trials group trials. 2 x breast care nurses.


Funded one (1) Full Time Equivalent (FTE) role commencing in February 2024


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.

Further Information:

co located Private Hospital, Statewide Mater Network as well co located with maternity and gynaecology, active research funding

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