About A/Prof Elisabeth Elder
A/Prof Elisabeth Elder is a specialist breast surgeon at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute and privately through Specialist Services.
A/Prof Elisabeth Elder is a surgeon at the forefront of the developing field of oncoplastic breast surgery; developing techniques that concentrate on achieving not only the best possible outcome for a womans breast cancer but also an excellent cosmetic outcome.
Areas of Special Interest
Breast Cancer Surgery, Oncoplastic & Reconstructive Breast Surgery, Multidisciplinary care
A/Prof Elisabeth Elder graduated from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden in 1992. She then completed her general surgical training together with a PhD in tumour biology in 2002. After migrating to Australia, she specialised in breast cancer surgery at Concord Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Women and Royal North Shore Hospital. She completed her Australian surgical fellowship (FRACS) before taking up a staff specialist position in the Breast Cancer Institute at Westmead Hospital. Elisabeth returned to the Karolinska Hospital during 2009 to develop skills in oncoplastic breast surgery techniques.
A/Prof Elisabeth Elder is a clinical associate professor at University of Sydney and head of research at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute. She is involved in numerous research projects and clinical trials as well as teaching of medical students and trainees.
Elisabeth is an active member of Breast Surgeons in Australia and New Zealand and chair of the oncoplastic committee, as well as being a member of other national and international breast societies. She is a council member of Breast Surgeons International and on the editorial board of World Journal of Surgery.
MBBS, PhD, FRACS. BreastSurgANZ, Breast Surgery International, Australasian Society for Breast Disease