Training Positions

QLD – Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital


Breast Fellowship with Endocrine Surgery


First Year


Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital, Butterfield St, Heron;
STARS Hospital, Herston


Dr Clement Wong


Position Description

The fellowship position provides training at a tertiary level in the Breast and Endocrine unit. The unit consists of 4 surgeons with high volume of Level 1 Oncoplastic procedures and significant Level 2 procedures. RBWH is a high volume breast unit with ample of opportunity for exposure to oncoplastic surgical technique, implant based reconstruction, pedicle flap reconstruction and now ROLLIS and IORT. Our trainee will have opportunity to work with plastic surgeon to get experience in tissue based reconstruction and exposure to our new research program "3D breast scaffold".

The unit sees approximately 300 new cases per year and has significant endocrine case exposure if trainee is interested.

The Unit provides tertiary care to large areas of Queensland and specialises in management of complex cases.

The breast fellow will work alongside endocrine surgery fellow with opportunity to experience (by prearrangement) large volume of endocrine cases ranging from benign to complex thyroid malignancy, parathyroid surgery and adrenal surgery, including retroperitoneal adrenalectomy.

You will be involved in the general surgery on-call roster where you will provide cover at Consultant level.

The Unit provides ample opportunity for independent operating and research opportunities, with approximately 3 - 5 operating lists per week, 2 breast clinics per week and a fortnightly endocrine surgery clinic. Additional clinics include Familial breast cancer clinic, weekly breast MDT and monthly thyroid cancer MDT (optional).

Unit Consultants
Dr Clement Wong: Director
Professor Owen Ung: VMO
Dr Diana Tam, Staff Surgeon
Dr Kowsi Murugappan: Staff Surgeon

This position is a full time position with the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.

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:

Level 1 at least 100 and Level 2 at least 50

Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

Implant based reconstruction 50 to 60 per year

General and Other Surgery:

General Surgery 60 cases per year and endocrine surgery cases: by negotiation (minimum 50 per year)

Breakdown of hours:

On-call once per week. One weekend on call every 2 months. 11 sessions Breast OPD per month. At least 2 sessions of endocrine surgery OPD per month. 11 add day operating sessions per month

Private Consulting:

Not required


Once per week

Academic & Research:

Trainees are encouraged to take up one research project and scientific presentation in their one year training program with the unit


1 year FTE role commencing early February 2024


Will be 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:

RBWH is a high volume breast unit with ample of opportunity for exposure to oncoplastic surgical technique, implant based reconstruction, pedicle flap reconstruction,ROLLIS and 3D printing breast reconstruction. Out trainee will have opportunity to work with a plastic surgeon to get experience in tissue based reconstruction. Mastectomy: 110 cases per year Axillary surgery: 200 cases (sentinel node and axilla clearance) Mastopexy/lipofilling: 10 to 15 per year

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