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Dr Rita Poon

Dr Rita Poon completed her medical degree in 1999 at the University of Sydney. Subsequently she undertook her surgical training in Gosford and Newcastle from 2005 until 2008. In 2009 she furthered her surgical training as a surgical oncology fellow at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney with special interests in the management of breast cancer, thyroid cancer, melanoma and sarcoma. She returned to the Central Coast in 2010 as a consultant surgeon with visiting rights to Gosford District Hospital, Wyong Public Hospital, North Gosford Private Hospital, Berkeley Vale Private and Brisbane Waters Private hospitals.

Since starting as a consultant, she has continued to further her own education and skills in the fields of breast and thyroid surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons England in London, the European School of Surgery in Paris as well as the European Institute of Oncology in Milan.

Undergraduate

Medicine Bachelor, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Sydney

Postgraduate

  • Oncoplastic Masterclass in European School of Surgery (Ecole Europeenne de Chirurgie), Paris
  • Breast Cancer: Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery Interactive Course with Live Surgery, European Institute of Oncology, Milan
  • Speciality Skills in Breast Surgery: Principles in Breast Reconstructive level 1, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London
  • Level II Oncoplastic Surgery Workshop, Breast Surgeons of Australia & New Zealand
  • ORBS – Oncoplastic Reconstructive Breast surgery, Nottingham, UK
  • Ultrasound techniques for Breast Surgeon Course
  • Postgraduate Endocrine Course, Australia & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons

Clinical Appointments

  • Consultant General Surgeon at Central Coast Local Health District (Gosford & Wyong Hospitals)
  • Consultant Breast Surgeon at Breast Screen – Northern Sydney Local Health District (Gosford Hospital)
  • Consultant General Surgeon at Gosford Private Hospital
  • Consultant General Surgeon at Brisbane Water Private Hospital
  • Consultant General Surgeon at Berkeley Vale Private Hospital

Other Appointments

  • Site Director at Gosford Hospital for Northern Network Surgical SRMOs
  • Clinical Champion for DETECT training program
  • General Surgery Representative on Medical Advisory Committee in Gosford Private Hospital (2010-2014)

Registrations

  • Full specialist Registration (AHPRA): MED0001187278
  • General Medical Council Registration (UK): 6084666
  • HK Medical Council Registration: M13388

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Founding member of Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (Breastsurg ANZ)
  • General Surgeons Australia (GSA)
  • Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG)
  • FRACS
  • Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand
  • Health Central Coast
  • Health Hunter New England Local Health District
  • Gosford Private Hospital
  • Lake Macquarie Private Hospital
  • Maitland Private Hospital
  • Brisbane Water Private Hospital
  • Berkeley Vale Private Hospital