The Breast Centre brings together a multidisciplinary team of 4 of Australia's most experienced Breast surgeons; Dr Peter Shin, Dr Subhita Prasannan, Dr Clive Hoffmann and Dr Stephen Birrell, with radiologists from Dr Jones and Partners, Breast Cancer Clinician Dr Michele Brooke-Davey, Breast Care Nurses Jane Marsh,Chris Mundy and Michelle Donaldson, Psychiatrist Dr Michael Baigent 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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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 Surgeon

Dr Peter Shin

BHB, MBChB, FRACS

Telephone: 8331 3322
Facsimile: 8431 9811

Dr Peter Shin is a New Zealand trained general surgeon who specialises in breast and endocrine surgery. After graduating from the School of Medicine in Auckland New Zealand, he undertook a two year fellowship in Breast, Endocrine and Melanoma surgery. Of special interest is Breast Oncoplastics completed at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and he now works as a specialist Breast and Endocrine surgeon at the Flinders Medical Centre and the Breast and Endocrine Centre Burnside Hospital. Once a month, Dr Shin travels to Angaston to provide general surgery for those living in Angaston, Berri and surrounding areas.

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Breast Surgeon

Dr Subhita Prasannan

FRCS (Edin) FRACS

Telephone: 8331 3322
Facsimile: 8431 9811

Dr Subhita Prasannan is a Breast, Endocrine and General Surgeon. Her special interests are in the treatment of breast cancer, with particular interests in pre-menopausal and Aboriginal women, and the role of breast density in breast cancer risk. She also has specific expertise in endocrine surgery of the thyroid and parathyroid (minimal access). Dr Prasannan graduated from the School of Medicine, Calicut, India in 1995, and qualified in general surgery in Malyasia in 2000 through the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. She was awarded a two year Breast and Endorcine Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2010, which she completed at the Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals. Dr Prasannan is a Breast and Endocrine Consultant and the Head of Unit of the Surgical Oncology Unit at the Lyell McEwin Hospital, where she is actively involved with teaching medical students and surgical trainees, and performs breast and endocrine surgery.

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Psychiatrist

Dr Michael Baigent

Telephone: 8331 3322
Facsimile: 8431 9811

Clinical Nurse

Chris Mundy

Telephone: 8331 3322
Facsimile: 8431 9811

Chris Mundy has been nursing for over 25 years. She has a Diploma in Health Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling. She has worked at Burnside Hospital for last 11 years as a medical/surgical nurse. She has been working in the Brian Fricker Oncology Centre as a chemotherapy nurse for some time and has been relieving as a Breast Nurse prior to becoming a permanent member of the team.

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Clinical Nurse

Michelle Donaldson

Telephone: 8331 3322
Facsimile: 8431 9811

Michelle spent her years prior to nursing working the South Australian Ambulance Service as an Emergency Medical Dispatch Officer. She completed her Bachelor of Nursing at Flinders University and went on to work in Respiratory and Emergency Medicine. She has spent the majority of her nursing career working with surgical and medical patients at Burnside War Memorial Hospital. As a newly appointed Breast Care Nurse in the Breast and Endocrine Centre, Michelle endeavours to provide women and their families with invaluable physical, psychological and emotional support from the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment.

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