Jane O’ Brien

Jane O' BrienJane O’Brien is a specialist breast and oncoplastic surgeon whose practice is exclusively confined to breast work, encompassing the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of all benign and malignant conditions of the breast and surveillance and prophylactic surgery for high risk groups.

Jane completed her medical training in 1985, graduating from the University of Melbourne. Following advanced surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne which she completed in 1994, she undertook a two year breast surgical fellowship in Melbourne and Edinburgh, Scotland. She then worked as a consultant breast surgeon in the United Kingdom for a period of eight years at a number of world class, internationally reknown breast units, during which time she gained extensive experience in reconstructive breast surgical techniques.

Following her return to Melbourne, she established the Epworth Breast Service in 2005, a private specialist facility providing rapid-access, integrated, patient-centred care, delivered by a multidisciplinary team including full-time breast care nurses with onsite access to all diagnostic and treatment modalities including breast MRI, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Jane O' BrienShe has interests in breast reconstruction, sentinel node biopsy and the organisation and delivery of multidisciplinary breast cancer care. She has a particular interest in the treatment of breast cancer in younger women. Jane also has an interest in the treatment of screen detected breast cancers, and has an appointment at Breastscreen Victoria. Her main area of special interest and expertise is in “oncoplastic” breast surgery, aimed at maximising the cosmetic result following breast conservation surgery for breast cancer using advanced surgical techniques.

All Jane O’Brien’s operating is performed at the Epworth Hospital , Richmond.

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Training /Qualifications

Qualifications
MB.BS FRACS

Medical Registration
Medical Board of Australia

Training/Career Summary

  • 1980 – 1985
    Medical School.
    University of Melbourne. MB.BS
    Clinical School – St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne
  • 1986 – 1994
    Postgraduate Surgical Training
    St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne

  • 1994 – 1995
    Fellowship Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

  • 1995 – 1996
    University of Melbourne/Department of Surgery
    St. Vincent’s Hospital Breast Unit
    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne
    Breast Fellow

  • 1996 – 1997
    Edinburgh Breast Unit
    Western General Hospital Edinburgh, Scotland
    Visiting Clinical Breast Fellow

  • 1997 – 1998
    Professional Unit of Surgery/Nottingham Breast Unit
    City Hospital Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Consultant Breast Surgeon

  • 1998 – 1999
    Kettering General Hospital, United Kingdom
    Consultant Breast Surgeon
    Programme Manager Breast Screening Service

  • 1999 – 2000
    Professional Unit of Surgery/Nottingham Breast Unit
    City Hospital Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Consultant Breast Surgeon

  • 2000 – 2001
    Cheltenham General Hospital
    United Kingdom. Consultant Breast Surgeon

  • 2001 – 2004
    St. Richard’s Hospital
    Chichester, United Kingdom
    Consultant Breast Surgeon

  • 2005 onwards
  • Epworth Breast Service, Richmond
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (2005-2013)
  • Breastscreen Victoria, St Vincent’s Hospital

Professional Memberships

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Breast Section (Full Member)
Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand Incorporated
Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand Incorporated
Australasian Society for Breast Diseases
Australasian Society for Breast Diseases (ASBD)
American Society of Breast Surgeons
American Society of Breast Surgeons
Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG)
Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG)
American Society for Breast Disease
American Society of Breast Disease
Australian Medical Association
Australian Medical Association (AMA)

Boards/Committees

Pink Hope

Jane O’Brien is a member of Medical and Professional Advisory Committee of Pink Hope, a preventative health charity specifically working to ensure every individual can assess, manage and reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer. pinkhope.org.au

Cancer Australia

Jane O’Brien is a member of Cancer Australia’s Breast Cancer Advisory Group. Cancer Australia is a statutory national government agency within the Health and Ageing portfolio working to reduce the impact of cancer on all Australians. The Breast Cancer Advisory Group provides advice regarding the prioritisation, development and implementation of Cancer Australia breast cancer initiatives.

Victorian Cooperative Oncology Group

Cancer Council Victoria-Victorian Cooperative Oncology Group (VCOG)  Breast Cancer Committee (Deputy Chair)

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