Training Positions

VIC – Monash Health (Moorabbin Hospital)


Monash Breast Surgical Fellowship


First Year


Moorabbin Hospital, 823 - 865 Centre Rd, Bentleigh East;
Dandenong Hospital, 135 David St, Dandenong;


Ms Corinne Ooi


Position Description

The position involves 12 months of specialist breast surgical training and research in breast cancer. Monash Breast Unit comprises of 11 specialist breast surgeons who are all members of BreastsurgANZ and many who are ASUM trained. There is an accredited general surgical registrar, Breast HMO and intern in the unit with support from specialist breast care nurses. Monash Breast Unit participates in the national breast audit.

Monash Health is the largest Victorian Health service and incorporates Moorabbin Hospital (main), Dandenong & Clayton Hospitals (Melbourne). The size of the screening service is over 58,000 screens. Monash Breast Unit treats over 450 new breast surgery cases per year.

The fellowship will include the following:

Outpatient experience

Multidisciplinary Meeting

Operating Sessions

Audit and Education

The fellow position will be funded by Monash Health. It is a full time position at 86 hours a fortnight. There is potential to participate in an on-call roster for general surgery, and for private assisting.

Unit Consultants
Dr Corinne Ooi, Head of Unit, Breast Surgeon, PFT Supervisor
Dr Jane Fox, Breast Surgeon
Dr Chilton Chong, Breast Surgeon
Dr Joanna Morgan, Breast Surgeon
Dr Melanie Walker, Breast Surgeon
Dr Jenny Senior, Breast Surgeon
Dr Foong Loh, Breast Surgeon
Dr Eugenia Ip, Breast Surgeon
Dr Chandika Wewelwala, Breast Surgeon
Dr Cyril Tsan, Breast Surgeon
Dr Kristen Elstner, Breast 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 No
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:

4 - 6 cases a month

Breast Reconstruction Surgery:

5 lists per month

General and Other Surgery:

Nil, potential for participation in general surgery on call roster

Breakdown of hours:

Full time position with weekly diagnostic clinic, fortnightly breast oncology clinic, monthly breast screen sessions, 6 -7 operating lists a week, weekly post-operative clinic

Private Consulting:

Not applicable


Weekly MDT sessions, monthly plastic reconstructive MDT, weekly breastscreen MDT, weekly metastatic MDT

Academic & Research:

Half day a week dedicated to research activities; involvement in existing research projects expected and potential to develop new research project. Ability to enrol in higher degree through Monash University. Breast research office with research nurses and data manager


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

Further Information:

1 Fellow operating list per month Availability of 1 - 2 sessions of intraoperative radiotherapy per month Potential for private assisting when available

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