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

Gynae Oncology


A/Prof Rhonda Farrell
A/Prof Rhonda Farrell
Head of Department & Research Lead

A/Prof Selvan Pather
A/Prof Selvan Pather
Education Lead

A/Prof Trevor Tejada-Berges
A/Prof Trevor Tejada-Berges

Dr Robyn Sayer
Dr Robyn Sayer

A/Prof Sam Saidi
A/Prof Sam Saidi

About the Department

The gynae-oncology department provide care for women with all types and stages of gynaecological cancers. Based at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, the five surgeons provide treatment for ovarian, cervical, uterine and vaginal cases. The team also provide surgical support to other departments undertaking complex surgical cases including the colorectal department at RPA with pelvic exenteration and peritonectomy patients.


  • Early pioneer of Fast Track surgery and enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) 
  • Robotic-assisted surgery program

Key Research Themes

  • Genomics for gynaecological cancer
  • Surgical outcomes after major surgery
  • Cervical cancer screening

Key Education & Training Activities

  • Gynaecological Oncology Fellowship Training program
  • Graduate Medical Program - University of Sydney
  • Dedicated training sessions for surgical trainees
  • Course convenors and examiners to the Australian Society of Gynaecologic Oncologists (ASGO)
  • Robotic-assisted surgery proctoring and advanced training

Areas of Expertise

  • Ovarian, cervical, uterine and vaginal cancers
  • Colposcopy to scan for cervix abnormalities
  • Women at high risk of gynaecological cancers
  • Introduction of cytoreductive surgery and HIPEC services at RPA

Useful Links

  • University of Sydney

(same as the website)

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse 119-143 Missenden Rd Camperdown NSW 2050
02 8514 0262

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