Chantel is a specialist breast cancer surgeon specialising in the treatment of all benign and malignant breast conditions, including breast reconstruction, sentinel node biopsy, familial breast cancer and risk reduction surgery (skin sparing and nipple sparing mastectomy) and delivery of multi-disciplinary breast cancer care. She has a special interest in oncoplastic breast cancer surgery, a relatively new sub-specialty aimed at maximising cosmetic results with breast conservation surgery.
Chantel obtained her medical degree (Bachelor of medicine and Bachelor of surgery) with First Class Honours from the University of Tasmania. She was awarded eight university prizes and graduated as Dux of her year in 2000. She also completed a Bachelor of Medical Sciences and received a scholarship to complete an Honours Degree at the University of Hong Kong in 1998.
Chantel became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2010. She undertook surgical training at the Alfred Hospital and did a Fellowship in Breast Cancer Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
She has attended Oncoplastic Breast Surgery courses at the Institute of European Oncology in Milan, Washington DC and Chicago, and is a Member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
Chantel is a member of the Victorian Medical Women’s Society, the Australian Federation of Medical Women and the Medical Women’s International Association. She is also a member of Women on Boards, a member of the Cancer Council of Victoria, Victorian Cooperative Oncology Group, Breast Cancer Committee, a member of Australasian Society of Breast Disease and a member of Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand.
Philanthropy is an important part of Chantel’s life and she is currently on the Committee of Women at The Alfred, and is a Board Member of the Foundation for Surgery- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She is also a member of the Epworth Foundation Special Events Committee. Her former roles include Patron of the Royal Flying Doctors Service Flying 1000, Chair of Life Support which supports trauma care at The Alfred Hospital and Board Member of The Alfred Foundation. She has also held a position as an Honorary Lecturer at Monash University.
Chantel is currently working at the Epworth Hospital Richmond, Melbourne which is Australia’s largest private hospital (Agora Centre for Women’s Health) the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Australia’s only public hospital solely dedicated to cancer treatment, research and education, St Vincent’s Breast Screen and Hobson’s Bay Specialist Centre.