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The Breast Centre brings together a multidisciplinary team of 2 of Australia's most experienced Breast surgeons; Dr Clive Hoffmann and Dr Stephen Birrell, with radiologists from Dr Jones and Partners, Breast Cancer Clinician Dr Brooke-Davy, Psychiatrist Dr Julie Connor, Breast Care Nurses Jane Marsh and Gillian Miller and associated health care professionals, who are committed to providing comprehensive care for women with breast disease.

Breast Surgeon

Dr Clive Hoffmann

MBBS FRACS

Telephone: 08 8331 3322 / 08 8331 3662
Facsimile: 08 8431 9811
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Dr Clive Hoffmann graduated from the University of Sydney. He trained in General Surgery in Adelaide and then did further specialist training in Leeds and London in the United Kingdom. He has been in Private Surgical practice in Adelaide for twenty years, (the last five almost exclusively in Breast and Endocrine Surgery) as well being a Visiting Specialist in the Breast and Endocrine Surgical Unit at Flinders Medical Centre and at Breast Screen South Australia.

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Breast Surgeon

Dr Stephen Birrell

BMBS PhD FRACS

Telephone: 08 8331 3322 / 08 8331 3662
Facsimile: 08 8431 9811
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Dr Stephen Birrell graduated from Flinders University in undergraduate medicine and was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy in molecular oncology. He has studied in Europe and the USA in surgical oncology and is currently Head of the Breast Cancer Unit at Flinders Medical Centre and is a Senior Visiting Surgeon at Breast Screen SA. Dr Birrell exclusively does breast surgery and reconstructive surgery with plastic surgeons Drs Rod Cooter, Tim Proudman and Nicola Dean, he has a special interest in hormonal regulation of the breast and breast cancer genetics. Dr Birrell is a frequent international speaker and has a long collaboration with Professor Wayne Tilley; Head of the Dame Roma Research Laboratories The Hanson Institute, University of Adelaide.

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Breast Clinician

Dr Michele Brooke-Davey

BMBS FRACGP

Telephone: 08 8331 3322 / 08 8331 3662
Facsimile: 08 8431 9811
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Dr Michele Brooke-Davy consults on Monday afternoons and all day on Thursdays, seeing post-operative and review patients. Her appointment was in response to our increasing patient numbers and the long waiting time for medical review after imaging. Michele studied science at the Flinders University of SA in 1978 and studied medicine from 1979–1985 including overseas studies in France in 1985. After post-graduate training at Flinders Medical Centre, she started work in General practice in 1990. In addition to comprehensive general practice care, Michele has special interests in Women’s Health, preventative health and screening programs, patient education and counselling. She also has post-graduate training in anesthesia, intensive care and Paediatrics including neonatal care. Michele has been involved in teaching of medical students and was awarded status by the School of Medicine at Flinders University of SA.

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Psychiatrist

Dr Julie Connor

BA BAppSc BMBS FRANZPsyRN

Telephone: 8331 3322
Facsimile: 8431 9811

Julie studied medicine at Flinders University after completing a Bachelor of Arts (Adelaide) and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Flinders). She has lived and worked in the United States and in SE Asia. When not at the Breast Centre, Julie is a consultant in the Intensive Care psychiatry setting, and engaged one day a week in general adult psychiatry. She has worked exclusively with women in Helen Mayo House and the perinatal psychiatry position at the Women and Children's Hospital, and has undertaken postgraduate study in perinatal psychiatry.

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Clinical Manager

Jane Marsh

CM OCN

Telephone: 08 8331 3322 / 08 8331 3662
Facsimile: 08 8431 9811
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Jane Marsh has over 30 years of nursing experience. She trained at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and then went on to obtain an Oncology Certificate at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. She has worked in Oncology as an Oncology Nurse Specialist with the Sydney Home Nursing Service and as a Chemotherapy Nurse at Burnside Hospital. She is currently a Clinical Manager at Burnside Hospital which incorporates the roles of Clinical Manager of the Brian Fricker Oncology Centre and the Breast Centre. Jane is also the Nurse Specialist for the Endometriosis Care Centre of Australia. Jane has a special interest in helping women cope in a health crisis situation.

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Breast care Nurse

Gillian Miller

CN

Telephone: 08 8331 3322 / 08 8331 3662
Facsimile: 08 8431 9811
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Gill Miller has had over 26 years of nursing experience. She trained at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and also has a Graduate Diploma in Health Counselling. As a Breast Nurse she was involved with BreastScreen NSW in setting up two rural Breast Clinics and a mobile Breast Unit, and counselling women and their families. Gill currently also works as a nurse on the cancer helpline at the Cancer Council SA.

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