Miss Jane O’Brien



Breast and Oncoplastic Surgeon

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Suite 92, Level 9 166 Gipps Street
East Melbourne


(03) 9928 6261


(03) 9928 6260




Jane O’Brien is an oncoplastic breast cancer surgeon who specialises in surgery for breast cancer and prophylactic/preventive surgery for high risk individuals. She has a special interest in “oncoplastic” breast surgery, aimed at maximising the cosmetic result following breast conservation surgery for breast cancer using advanced surgical techniques, and nipple-sparing mastectomy and reconstruction, both in the preventive setting and as treatment for cancer. She treats many younger breast cancer patients, and as such has an interest in genetic breast cancers.

Jane completed her undergraduate medical training in 1985, graduating from the University of Melbourne. Following advanced surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, which she completed in 1994, she undertook a two year breast surgical fellowship in Melbourne and Edinburgh, Scotland. She then worked as a consultant breast surgeon in the United Kingdom for a period of eight years at a number of world class, internationally renowned breast units. During her time in the UK, Jane gained extensive experience in breast reconstructive techniques, and this experience inspired her on returning home to become one of the first breast surgeons in Australia to enthusiastically embrace the fledgling subspecialty of oncoplastic surgery, which was in its infancy. In 2005, Jane established the Epworth Breast Service. She held a public hospital appointment as a specialist breast surgeon at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre from 2004-2013 and at Breastscreen Victoria 2005-2017. In October 2017 she relocated her entire practice together with the multidisciplinary breast team to St Vincent’s Private Hospital East Melbourne.

Jane is on the medical advisory board of Pink Hope, a preventative health organisation working to ensure that every Australian is empowered to assess and understand their risk of breast and ovarian cancer. She is also a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, the Australasian Society for Breast Disease and the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG).

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