- Breast Surgery
David Speakman is a specialist breast and melanoma surgeon with extensive experience in these areas. He is the Chief Medical Officer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and is a Senior Surgeon in both the Breast and Skin and Melanoma Units, practicing as a clinician both at Peter Mac and in private - including Mulgrave Private Hospital.
David is particularly interested in the minimally invasive treatment of breast cancer involving breast conserving surgery, oncoplastic techniques, sentinel node biopsy and neoadjuvant therapies. He was trained in breast reconstructive techniques as a Fellow and works closely with dedicated breast, plastic and reconstructive surgeons and is also widely experienced in benign breast disease.
David has had a long involvement with the BreastScreen Program through assessment clinics as well as being a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of BreastScreen Victoria.
David is an active participant in large international clinical trials in both Breast Cancer and Melanoma.
David remains actively involved in teaching programs for medical, nursing and allied health students of all levels from under to post graduate trainees. In addition, David is a long standing facilitator in the “Breaking Bad News” training program run through the Cancer Council of Victoria.
David is a firm supporter of patient centered care and that a strong connection between the patient, the patient’s family and their entire treating team is vital in obtaining the best outcomes for patients with cancer.
- MBBS , FRACS
- Also Consults at Mulgrave Private
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Mulgrave Private Hospital Grounds
Mulgrave Vic 3170