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about the surgeonAbout Dr Belinda Chan


Dr Belinda Chan is a qualified Breast and General Surgeon, dedicated to providing the highest quality of patient care.

She works closely with a multidisciplinary team of highly skilled specialists based at the Strathfield Breast Centre to tailor the management plan of each individual patient. This includes expert advice from radiologists, pathologists, plastic reconstructive surgeons, medical and radiation oncologists, breast care nurses, breast physicians, allied health professionals and researchers.

She values:
Communicating openly and frequently with her patients and her team;
Excellence in practice through continued education, experience and evidence-based medicine;
Partnering with her patients throughout their journey.

Dr Chan is multi-lingual, having trained in Asia and Australia, making Cantonese, Mandarin and French speaking patients feel at ease.

Education and Training

Dr Chan was awarded a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery with Honours from the University of Sydney in 2002, following completion of a Bachelor degree in Medical Science. She was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in General Surgery in 2010.

She has completed her Masters of Surgery by Research at the University of Sydney, investigating the genetic mutations in breast Phyllodes tumours.

Dr Chan completed her general advanced surgical training at the following hospitals throughout Australia:
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Concord Repatriation and General Hospital
The Canberra Hospital
Orange Base Hospital
Alice Springs Hospital

She was also appointed as Clinical Surgical Superintendent at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for two years.

Her international experience includes specialist post-Fellowship training in Breast and Endocrine Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, one of the largest hospitals in Singapore. She also visited the famous L’Institut du Sein in Paris, France, with a focus on oncoplastic breast surgery techniques.

Other international experience in specialist breast surgery includes:
European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
Royal Marsden Hospital Trust, London, United Kingdom
European Society of Surgical Oncology, Valencia, Spain

Clinical Appointments

Dr Chan is currently accredited and appointed at the following hospitals:
Visiting Medical Officer, Strathfield Private Hospital
Visiting Medical Officer, The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Camperdown
Visiting Medical Officer, Breastscreen NSW (Royal Prince Alfred Hospital)
Consultant Surgeon, Sydney Breast Clinic

She is an Examiner for the Surgical Education and Training (SET) Clinical Examination and is also a Clinical Tutor at the University of Sydney teaching undergraduate medical students and surgical trainees. She is also a Faculty Member and Lecturer at the Australian School of Medical Imaging (ASMI) in Breast Ultrasound.


Her memberships include:
Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ)
Women in Surgery Section of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
European Society of Surgical Oncology
General Surgeons Australia
Australian Medical Association
Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)

Research Interests and Publications

Her areas of research include:
Genetic biomarkers, molecular pathogenesis and mutations in breast Phyllodes tumours
Triple negative breast cancer
Mastectomy and breast conservation surgery rates in Singapore
Giant hiatus hernia repair
Management of chyle leaks after neck dissection

Specialty Services

Removal of breast lesions
Oncoplastic breast conservation surgery
Mastectomy, including skin and nipple sparing techniques
Oncologic breast reconstruction and reduction
Breast symptom assessment
Breast cancer risk assessment and surveillance
Breast ultrasound and needle biopsy

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Dr Rewena Keegan

Dr Keegan has joined our team to help provide the highest quality care of our patients. Dr Keegan is a fully trained general surgeon who gained her surgical fellowship in 2015 based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital while working with Dr Chan in breast specialty training. She has recently returned from the UK while completing a graduate certificate in Breast Surgery (USyd). Dr Keegan has been Dr Chan's surgical assistant at Strathfield Private Hospital since 2014. 

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Ann Hargreaves

Practice Manager

Ann has worked as our Practice Manager since its inception. She works closely alongside Dr Chan to ensure your experience is as seamless as possible. Ann will be your first point of call as she guides you through each step, beginning from the point at which you book your initial consultation. As a much valued member of our team, Ann is able to assist with any enquiries that you may have.