RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery RPAH - Institute of Academic Surgery
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Institute of Academic Surgery



Dr Cindy Mak
Head of Department

Sanjay Warrier
A/Professor Sanjay Warrier
Research Lead

Dr Susannah Graham
Education Lead

Dr Fred Azimi

About the Department 

The breast surgery department based at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse oversees the diagnosis and treatment of patients with breast cancer, including public patients supported by RPA.  The five specialist surgeons collaborate closely with a range of specialists with their work underpinned by a comprehensive research program.

Key Research Themes

  • 3D printed technology
  • Robot-assisted surgery
  • Negative pressure wound therapy (PICO)
  • SPY fluorescence angiography
  • Alternative surgical techniques (perforator flap)
  • Remote-controlled carbon dioxide tissue expanders
  • Blood and hair phospholipids to predict breast cancer

Key Education & Training Activities

  • Masters of Surgery (Breast Surgery) – University of Sydney
  • Graduate Medical Program - University of Sydney
  • Dedicated training sessions for surgical trainees
  • Course convenors and examiners to the Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ)

Useful Links and Affiliate Organisations

  • NSW Breast Screen
  • University of Sydney
  • The Kinghorn Cancer Centre
  • Garvan Institute Breast Cancer Research Group


Level 4, Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, RPA precinct
(02) 8514 0793

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