Dr Paul Chen
Breast (Oncoplastic), Endocrine and General Surgeon
BHB, MBChB, MS, FRACS
Dr Paul Chen is a specialist breast, endocrine and general surgeon with extensive experience in oncoplastic breast surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery with the utilisation of nerve monitoring.
Dr Chen completed his surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney after graduating from the University of Auckland. He underwent a further two years of post-fellowship training with BreastSurgANZ in oncoplastics, breast and endocrine surgery at high volume centres in Perth and Melbourne. In pursuit of techniques in the forefront of breast surgery, he underwent further training with world-renowned oncoplastics breast surgeons in France and Italy.
Dr Chen has published widely in surgical peer-reviewed journals and has presented internationally on a wide spectrum of surgical topics. He has attained his Masters of Surgery in oncoplastics breast surgery and was awarded the John Loewenthal medal for research from the University of Sydney.
Dr Chen is a VMO at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and St George Private Hospital. He is also appointed as a breast surgeon for Breast Screen NSW.
Dr Chen is multilingual, fluent in both Mandarin and Taiwanese. Effective communication is paramount in achieving patient satisfaction in all aspects of medical care. A firm believer in achieving patient satisfaction by combining excellent oncological results with maximal aesthetic outcomes, Dr Chen prides himself on delivering the best possible patient care.
Current Teaching Positions
- The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Surgical Skills Education and Training course instructor
- The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Breast Surgery of Australia and New Zealand
Rural Surgery Grant, 2013.
Best Clinical Paper: Patterns of Structural Recurrence in Papillary Thyroid Cancer. International Surgical Week, International Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Helsinki 2013.
John Loewenthal Medal recipient. Masters of Surgery. University of Sydney 2008.
Research fellowship grant, The Garvan Institute, Sydney. NSW. 2008
Club Administration Award for services in University Association. (Auckland University Students Association) 2000.
Lowering doses of radioiodine for remnant ablation does not increase structural recurrence rates in papillary thyroid carcinoma. Kruijff S, Chen P, Sidhu S, Delbridge L, Robinson B, Clifton-Bligh R, Roach P, Learoyd D, Sywak M. The American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Chicago 2013.
Patterns of structural recurrence in papillary thyroid cancer. Chen P, Kruijff S, Petersen J, et al. International Surgical Week. Helsinki 2013.
Comparative Analysis between Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy and Open Radical Prostatectomy: Defining the Initial Learning Curve. Chen P, Thanigasalam R, Stricker P. Societe Internationale D’Urologie. Shanghai 2009.
Biochemical Relapse Free Survival and Quality of Life Analysis in Localised Prostate Cancer Following Low Dose I125 Brachytherapy. Chen P, Raman A, Rasiah K, Thanigasalam R, Ong V, Stricker P. Societe Internationale D’Urologie. Shanghai 2009.
The clinico-pathological outcome of men undergoing prostatectomy with PSA ≤4ng/ml Chen P, Thanigasalam R, Stricker P, Pe Benito R, Haynes A, Henshall S, Rasiah S. European Association of Urology. Stockholm 2009.