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The Multidisciplinary Team

Dr Chantel Thornton
MBBS (Hons), BMSc (Hons), FRACS, GAICD
Breast Cancer Surgeon

Dr Chantel Thornton is passionate about delivering the highest standard of care to patients with breast conditions, including multi-disciplinary care for breast cancer.

Dr Anannya Chakrabarti
MBChB, FRACS, BreastSurg ANZ
Specialist Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgeon

Surgeon. Scientist. Artist. Mother. In consulting, Anannya blends her depth of experience in all of these fields to provide the most comprehensive, contemporary, aesthetic and empathetic strategies to help guide her patients through their journey- tailored to ensure the most suitable outcome.

Dr Anh Nguyen
General Practitioner for the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program

Dr Anh Nguyen graduated with Honours from Monash University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. She became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) in 2002. After starting her general practice career in Melbourne, she worked in the Sydney CBD and then in Harley Street in London for the next 4 years.

Victoria Breidahl
RN, RM (ret)
Breast Cancer Nurse

Victoria Breidahl is a registered nurse with over 30 years of nursing experience. Victoria completed her general nurse training at Alfred Hospital, Prahran and then studied midwifery at Mercy Hospital for Women, East Melbourne where she worked for 20 years.

Sarah Morrison
RN, GradDip - Oncology and Palliative Care, GradCert - BCN
Breast Care Nurse

Sarah Morrison has been a nurse for over 10 years and has special interest in cancer nursing. As well as being awarded Graduate of the Year for Epworth Healthcare in 2010, she has completed post graduate studies in oncology/palliative care and breast care nursing. Sarah consults with Dr Thornton at Specialist Breast Cancer Surgery, as well as working in the Day Oncology wards at Epworth Eastern and Epworth Richmond.

Dr Angela Papadimitriou
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Angela Papadimitriou holds a Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology degree (Monash University, Australia). She is an AHPRA Registered Clinical Psychologist and a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists. Her clinical practice philosophy, inspired by the CBT approach, revolves around self-management, self-improvement, resilience and self-actualisation. She is passionate about cultivating behavioural and cognitive change in a collaborative and empathetic manner through an effective therapeutic partnership. Angela is a firm believer that a collective and collaborative model of healthcare is vital for optimal health outcomes, which is why she enjoys working with multidisciplinary teams.

Dr Anthony Felber
Consultant Radiologist

Dr Anthony Felber is a consultant radiologist at Epworth Medical Imaging – he comes with a wealth of experience in breast imaging, general and interventional radiology. Dr Felber has a 30 year association with Epworth Hospital, previously having consultant positions at Hammersmith Hospital, London and The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne.

Dr Andrew See
Radiation Oncologist

Dr See is a Melbourne trained radiation oncologist who has developed sub-discipline expertise with the management of breast cancer.
He has a particular interest with advanced radiotherapy techniques looking at enhancing clinical outcomes in women undergoing treatment for various breast cancer and DCIS scenarios such as cardiac dose minimisation strategies reported in The Age newspaper July 8th 2014.

Assoc Prof Steven David
Radiation Oncologist

Assoc Prof Steven David is a radiation oncologist who graduated from the University of Western Australia before completing his specialist training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Subsequently, he took up a position as a sub-specialist in breast and lung cancer at the Peter MacCallum Moorabbin campus (Monash Cancer Centre).

Dr Gloria Seah

Dr Gloria Seah is an Anaesthetist and an actively practicing chronic pain specialist. She is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine.

Dr Ross Jennens
Medical Oncologist

Dr Jennens is a medical oncologist with a particular interest in the treatment of breast cancer.  He also treats other cancer types such as lung cancer, brain tumours and gastrointestinal cancers.  He graduated in medicine from the University of Melbourne in 1995 and completed advanced training as a specialist medical oncologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Royal Melbourne Hospital.  He consults at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and works in private practice at Epworth Richmond.  

Dr Yen Tran
Medical Oncologist

Dr Yen Tran is a medical oncologist who completed her medical training with the University of Melbourne at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2001. Her specialty training in medical oncology was at the Austin and Royal Melbourne Hospitals. In 2009, she completed a medical research fellowship at the Austin hospital participating in multiple pivotal international phase 1 to phase 3 clinical trials in many areas of oncology.

Dr Ayesha Saqib
Medical Oncologist

Dr Ayesha Saqib is a Medical Oncologist with keen interest in management of Breast Carcinoma. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). She completed her Medical Oncology training through the Victorian Medical Oncology Training Group.

Assoc Prof Alex Ades

Assoc Prof Alex Ades is a specialist Obstetrician and Gynaecologist accredited by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist (RANZCOG), the Health Insurance Commission (HIC) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Alex is an extensively trained and experienced surgeon who has been involved in public and private practice as well as academic tertiary education for almost 20 years.