Our Team

The co-location of a full private diagnostic and treatment team is unique. 

Our team, which includes breast surgeons, radiologists, and pathologists, uses an integrated approach to diagnostic assessment, which is of the highest standard using current training and modern equipment.

We use a Multidisciplinary team approach to health care, in which medical and allied health care professionals consider all relevant treatment options, and develop collaboratively an individual treatment plan for each patient. Involvement of the oncologist, radiotherapist or plastic surgeon may occur before any surgery, or in the treatment management plan after surgery. Psychosocial support has always been prominent in our approach, giving closer liaison with the breast care nurses and psychologist if necessary.

This level of coordination is essential, and we schedule a multidisciplinary care plan at the end of the active treatment phase. For further information on our Multidisciplinary Team Approach to patient care please read our brochure here.

Our team operates to such a high standard because each individual has specialised training and a specialised interest in breast issues. 

Breast Surgeons

Miss Suzanne Neil

Miss Suzanne Neil - Breast Surgeon

Miss Suzanne Neil is a specialist breast surgeon with a wealth of experience in innovative models of patient care.

She developed the model of co-locating breast surgery with a specialised breast imaging service for rapid diagnosis to alleviate the patient’s anxiety associated with waiting for results. This is the only dedicated private breast imaging service in Melbourne.

Miss Neil was the first breast surgeon to employ a specialised breast care nurse in private practice in response to a perceived need for patient support services. The multidisciplinary meeting to discuss breast cancer management in individual patients in private practice was conceived and developed. This involved coordination of imaging and pathology to plan adjuvant treatment in conjunction with the oncologists and radiotherapists.  This model was extended to include psychosocial care for the patient.

She was a founding member of Breast Surgeons ANZ, Psychosocial working group of the National breast and ovarian cancer centre, and active in developing guidelines for psychosocial support for breast cancer patients.

As a breast surgeon, she was involved in Breast Screen from its commencement including audit and accreditation.  She was also a medical advisor to the Australian Breastfeeding Association for many years.

Miss Neil consults at the Melbourne Breast Unit Monday – Thursday 8.30 - 5.00pm, on Fridays 8.30 – 12pm and always has available appointments for new patients as well as urgent patients. To make an appointment for a first consultation or for any further information please call the unit on 03 9419 1166 .

 

Mr. Su-Wen Loh

Mr Su-Wen Loh - Breast Surgeon

A graduate of the University of Melbourne, Mr. Loh obtained his FRACS in Melbourne before furthering’ his specialty training at the University of Cambridge. He was at the forefront of breast cancer treatment & research at this prestigious University.

Since his return to Melbourne, Mr. Loh has teamed up with the Melbourne Breast Unit to continue his provision of excellent care for patients with breast related issues. He is a foundation member of Breast Surgeons ANZ, and holds an appointment with Breast Screen Victoria.

Mr. Loh is also a lecturer at the University of Melbourne, and a consultant surgeon at the Austin Hospital and Epworth Freemasons.

Mr. Loh consults at the Melbourne Breast Unit every Monday and Friday, and alternate Thursdays, and always has available appointments for new patients. To make an appointment for a first consultation or for any further information please call the unit on 03 9419 1166 .

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Reconstructive Surgeons

Dr. Mansoor Mirkazemi

Dr Mansoor Mirkazemi - Reconstructive Surgeon

Dr. Mansoor Mirkazemi is a qualified Australian Plastic Surgeon who specialises in cosmetic surgery. His areas of expertise include cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery, nasal refinement, facial rejuvenation, and body contouring. 

Mansoor graduated in 1995 from the School of Medicine, University of Tasmania, and completed his internship and two years of Basic Surgical Training at the Royal Hobart Hospital. He then worked as a registrar in Plastic Surgery with senior surgeons in Tasmania. In 2002, Mansoor moved to Victoria, where he trained under the auspices of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in General Surgery for 2 years before taking an extra 4 years of advanced training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Mansoor is actively involved in the teaching of plastic surgery trainees and is currently the Supervisor of Surgical Training at Victorian Plastic Surgery Unit (VPSU). He regularly attends local, national and international conferences and workshops to stay up to date with the latest innovations in the field of cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery.

For additional information on Dr Mirkazemi and his practice, please call the Melbourne Breast Unit on 03 9419 1166 .

 

Dr. Derek Neoh

Dr. Derek Neoh - Reconstructive Surgeon

Derek Neoh is a specialist Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon with appointments in major metropolitan hospitals in the public and private sectors.

Derek has a particular interest in breast reconstruction and has undertaken further advanced training with overseas fellowships in Canada, UK, and the Netherlands. He is a college appointed surgical supervisor of training in Plastic Surgery and is involved in the educational and academic sides of breast reconstruction in Plastic Surgery.

As part of the multidisciplinary team involved in the treatment of a patient’s breast cancer, Derek aims to tailor the reconstructive surgery to the patient’s aims and aesthetic goals. He is skilled in both microsurgical (using the patient’s own tissue) and implant-based reconstruction and sees the process of the patient’s restoration as an integral part of breast cancer treatment.

For additional information on Dr. Neoh and his practice, please call the Melbourne Breast Unit on 03 9419 1166 .

Oncologists

Dr. Yen Tran – Medical Oncologist

Dr. Yen Tran – Medical Oncologist

Dr. Yen Tran is caring and compassionate about her work as a Medical Oncologist and aims to deliver a comprehensive approach to patient care in a team environment.

Dr. Tran graduated from the University of Melbourne medical school and is a Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians. She trained at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Austin Health before completing a formal clinical research fellowship at Austin Health. Dr. Tran is a consultant Medical Oncologist at the Epworth Hospital Richmond and Melbourne Breast Unit in East Melbourne.

Dr. Tran is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne as well as being enthusiastic about and devoted to providing ongoing medical education and training for medical students and other doctors. Dr Tran is an investigator for a number of local studies and is involved in the development and conduct of clinical trials.

Dr. Tran is a member of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia, American Society of Oncology and ANZ Breast Cancer Group.

Dr. Tran consults at the Melbourne Breast Unit on Tuesday mornings and always has available appointments for new patients. To make an appointment for a first consultation or for any further information please call the unit on 03 9419 1166.

 

Dr. Andrew See – Radiation Oncologist

Dr Andrew See – Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Andrew See is a local medical graduate who, after obtaining his Radiation Oncology qualifications in 2000, gained further experience at the Fox Chase Cancer centre in Philadelphia.

During his training, he developed (sub-discipline) expertise in the management of breast and genitourinary malignancies and was also involved with a number of research initiatives that have led to publications.

Since 2005 Dr. See has bridged both a private/public, metropolitan/provincial environment running a busy private practice though the Epworth group, in addition to holding a senior role at the Ballarat Austin Radiation Oncology Centre (BAROC) at St John of God private hospital in Ballarat.

In January of 2013, Dr. See was appointed as the director of clinical radiation research at the Epworth Hospital and is currently involved in the implementation of advanced radiation technologies. He has a commitment to ensure that each patient’s journey occurs in a seamless, well-informed, caring and supported environment.

Dr. Andrew See has also recently had an article published in The Age regarding his research with breathing techniques and radiation treatment.

Dr. See consults at the Melbourne Breast Unit every Monday morning and always has available appointments for new patients. To make an appointment for a first consultation or for any further information please call the unit on 03 9419 1166 or visit his website.
 

Dr. Bronwyn King – Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Bronwyn King – Radiation Oncologist

Dr. Bronwyn King trained extensively in all aspects of radiation oncology at two internationally renowned cancer centres and is passionate about providing her patients with an exceptional standard of care. When consulting, Bronwyn emphasises thorough assessment and follow-up and clear communication with patients, relatives, and medical colleagues. Bronwyn is the Director of Training for Radiation Oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Since completing her specialise training in 2008, Bronwyn has worked in a variety of settings.

Dr. King consults at the Melbourne Breast Unit weekly. To make an appointment for a first consultation or for any further information please call the unit on 03 9419 1166.
 

Dr. Richard de Boer – Medical Oncologist

Dr. Richard de Boer – Medical Oncologist

Dr. Richard de Boer completed his basic medical and oncology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and then in 1997 undertook a 3-year breast and lung cancer clinical research fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, working with Professor Ian Smith.

He returned to Melbourne in 2000. Since then has been a consultant medical oncologist working in both public and private practice. His primary breast cancer interests focus on endocrine therapy and mechanisms of resistance, treatment-induced bone loss and bone metastases, and biological predictors of response/survival. He is actively involved in clinical research and is the principal investigator in many local and international studies.

He is a member of the Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group, and until recently was the head of the Breast Trials Group of Cancer Trials Australia. He has authored articles appearing in journals such as the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Oncology, The Breast and British Journal of Cancer.

For additional information on locations where Dr. de Boer consults please call our rooms on 03 9419 1166.

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Pathology

Dr. Tim Nottle

Dr Tim Nottle - Pathology

Dr. Tim Nottle, MBBS, FRCPA, trained in histopathology at the Geelong and Box Hill hospitals after graduating from the University of Melbourne. He has undertaken specialist training in urological pathology under the guidance of renowned experts John Pedersen and Professor Ronnie Cohen. His other major interests include gastrointestinal and breast pathology.

Tissupath

We work very closely with Tissupath, which is Melbourne and Victoria’s premier specialist pathology practice. As our preferred pathology provider for many years, we are able to work together to deliver accurate and timely results to patients. This helps to develop detailed care plans, and also helps to minimise stress and anxiety associated with delayed results. We also include a member of the Tissupath team in our multi-disciplinary team meetings.

 

Breast Care Nurses

Breast Care Nurses

The Melbourne Breast Unit employs two Breast Care Nurses to ensure continuity of care and to ensure that our patients’ needs are met. Our Breast Care Nurses have specialised breast care training. Continuous support from a Breast Care Nurse can greatly minimise the stress and trauma of a breast cancer diagnosis for the patient and their family.

Rosemary Williamson                 

Rosemary Williamson - Breast Care Nurses                             

Maria Stirling

Maria Stirling - Breast Care Nurses                                   

 

They are available for:

  • Counselling patients
  • Coordination of patient care throughout the multidisciplinary treatment
  • Health and screening advice
  • Pre-operative advice and information both as an out-patient and in-patient
  • Post-operative advice and care, before and after discharge from hospital
  • Breast prosthesis information and fitting

 

Our Breast Care Nurses: 

  • Have received specialised training in the emotional support needs of patients
  • Provide a key liaison role, right from the initial stage, in the coordination of your care plan. This includes hospital care and aftercare
  • Are available for further information and support. This may be in person or by telephone
  • Are competent in wound and drain management
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