Dr David Littlejohn is a specialist breast oncoplastic surgeon, performing a full range of breast cancer surgery and oncoplastic procedures including flap-based reconstructions. Dr Littlejohn is also a specialist endocrine, laparoscopic and general surgeon and is co-investigator at Riverina Cancer Care Centre for clinical trials.
Littlejohn is past vice president of Breast Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand and a founding member of Breast Surgeons NSW and BreastSurgANZ. He is the immediate past chair of the BreastSurgANZ Oncoplastic Committee. He convened the first Level 2 Cadaver oncoplastic workshop in Brisbane 2014 and has been involved in every BreastSurg ANZ workshop to date. He is a member of the International Society of Endocrine Surgeons and has recently published on minimally invasive parathyroid surgery and the use of 4DCT in Wagga and surgeon directed ultrasound.
RACS; BreastSurgANZ;International Society of Endocrine Surgeons
1. Axillary dissection versus no axillary dissection in patients with sentinel-node micrometastases (IBCSG 23-01); A phase 3 randomised controlled trial. Vivian Galimberti; Bernard F Cole; Stefano Zurrida; Giuseppe Viale; Alberto Luini; Paolo Veronesi; Paola Baratella; Camelia Chifu; Manuela Sargenti; Mattia Intra, Oreste Gentilini, Mauro G Mastropasqua, Giovanni Mazzarol, Samuele Massarut, Jean-Remi Garbay, Janez Zgajnar, Hanne Galatius, Angelo Recalcati, David Littlejohn, Monika Bamert, Marco Colleoni, Karen N Price, Meredith M Regan, Aron Goldhirsch, Alan S Coates, Richard D Gelber, Umberto Veronesi, Lancet Oncol 2013 Apr 11;14(4);297-305. Epub 2013 Mar 11. Molecular Senology Unit, Senology Division, European Institute of Oncology, Milan Italy.
2. Low Kenny “Littlejohn David R.G. “ The optimal number of sentinel nodes after intradermal injection of isotope and blue dye” ANZ journal of surgery 2006, vol. 76, no6, pp. 472-475
3. Spillane AJ, Littlejohn D, Wong S, Robertson AO, Crowe P. Australia’s Breast Surgery Workload is Changing: Comparison of a Metropolitan and a Rural Hospital. Aust NZ J Surg 1999; 69;3:178-182.
4. David R.G. Littlejohn, Graham L. Newstead. Tailored lateral sphincterotomy for anal fissure. Diseases of Colon & Rectum 1439-1442 vol40 no. 12 Dec, 1997
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1.A rural perspective on minimally invasive parathyroidectomy; optimal preoperative imaging and patient outcomes; Journal: ANZ Journal of Surgery.
2.The Lancet Oncology; Title: Axillary dissection vs.no axillary dissection in patients with cT1-Ts cN0 M0 breast cancer and only micrometastases in sentinel nodes: ten year results of the IBCSG 23-01 Trial Corresponding Author: Meredith Regan; Co-Authors: Viviana Galimberti, MD; Bernard Cole: PhD; Giuseppe Viale, MD; Paolo Veronesi, MD; Elisa Vicini, MD,Mattia Taffurelli, MD; David Littlejohn, MBBS;Michael Knauer, MD, PhD; Carlo Tondini, MD; Angelo Di Leo, MD; Marco Coleoni, MD; Alan Coates, MD; Richard Gelber, PhD; Aron Goldhirsch,MD.