Sanjay is a dedicated and compassionate Breast Oncology and Oncoplastic Surgeon at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Royal Prince Alfred and Mater Hospitals. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer at BreastScreen NSW.
He completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of NSW in 2002. Following this, he undertook general surgical training in the Prince of Wales Hospital network with broad exposure to oncology surgery. Sanjay’s post fellowship training has been extensive with 3½ years of training in breast surgery. As part of this, Sanjay spent 1½ years at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Royal Hospital for Women with the Breast Surgical Oncology unit, and then 2 years at the Oncoplastic Breast Unit at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) consolidating surgical techniques in an oncological and reconstructive setting.
In 2013, Sanjay’s work on Hedgehog signaling, in collaboration with Garvan Institute, won the Patron’s Prize at RPAH for best scientific oral presentation.
He is an Associate Professor of Sydney University with the Royal Prince Alfred Institute of Academic Surgery. He is lead researcher on the unit with goals of creating a culture of academia within the breast department.
Sanjay is interested in advances in breast cancer and surgery and in the past year has presented at various national and international conferences, and has published many papers and co-authored articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Sanjay is passionate about patient care, teaching and research and is the current Chairman of Post-Fellowship Training for BreastSurgANZ, a role that involves training of future breast surgeons in Australia and New Zealand, and the current Site Director of Surgical Training at RPAH.