Meet Dr Cheung


Breast Surgeon (Cancer & Cosmetic)

St Vincent’s Private Hospital
Macquarie University Hospital
Nepean Public Hospital
Nepean Private Hospital

Dr Cheung’s practice philosophy is to be the patient’s advocate in ensuring safety, longevity and harmony. She believes even though she works with a team of specialists and health providers, her role as a breast surgeon influences greatly on her patients’ outcomes from their first consultation to their recovery.

She has implemented game-changing breast cancer surgeries such as nipple-sparing mastectomy, oncoplastic techniques, which in recent years have become the procedure of choice for many women with breast cancer.

Dr Cheung is also experienced in both implant and non-implant breast augmentation, and offers patients liposuction if desired at the time of their breast surgery.

Dr Cheung opts for a powerfully personalised approach to all her patients’ non-surgical and surgical treatments and her all-encompassing view of breast care is valued by cosmetic and cancer patients alike.

Qualifications and Training
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) University of Sydney 1993

  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeon, (FRACS) 2001

Overseas Experience 

  • Harvard Medical School, Boston
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Raven Institute, London
  • European Institute of Oncology, Milan


  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney and Clinic

  • Macquarie University Hospital
  • Nepean Public and Private Hospital, Head of Breast Surgery

  • Breast Screen NSW
  • Breast Cancer Institute, Westmead

Current Memberships and Endorsements as per list

  • Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Sydney
  • Clinical Lecturer, Macquarie University Hospital
  • Australian Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • COSA Clinical Oncological Society of Australia
  • Australasia Society of Breast Diseases
  • Breast Screen NSW
  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Breast SurgANZ
  • General Surgeons Association
  • ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group
  • Foundation for Breast Cancer Care Australia
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Dragons Abreast
Academic Research
  • Smooth Implants in breast augmentation and reconstructio
  • Breast cancer prevention
  • Aesthetic results in breast surgery
  • Psycho-social effects of breast cancer treatment

Recent Publications and Presentations

  • The role of FDG PET in neoadjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer. Accepted for e-poster RACS, ASC 2019
  • Practice Patterns of Antibiotic Prophylaxis in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: A Nationwide Survey 18th to 21st October 2018, Melbourne Breast Conference 
  • Paradigms in Breast Cancer Management in Previously Augmented Patients: Time for a Change? 18th to 21st October 2018, Melbourne Breast Conference
  • Immediate breast reconstruction is highly accepted by breast cancer patients undergoing mastectomy when routinely offered – recent experience of an Australian tertiary oncoplastic breast unit. December 2016 San Antonio
  • Efficacy and Safety of Transexamic Acid in Oncoplastic Breast Surgery: A systematic review 18th to 21st October 2018, Melbourne Breast Conference 
  • Nipple sparing mastectomy and no – in breast recurrence over 5 years, Sep 2016 Leura Breast Cancer Conference 
  • Incidence of Chemotherapy in the setting of immediate breast reconstruction, Sep 1016 Leura Breast Cancer Conference
  • Radiotherapy associated complications in the setting of immediate prosthetic breast reconstruction, Sep 1016 Leura Breast Cancer Conference
  • Nipple sparing mastectomy with latisimus dorsi breast reconstruction, Sep 1016 Leura Breast Cancer Conference 
  • Attitudes of Breast SurgANZ members to nipple sparing mastectomy- An online survey May 2015- RACS ASC Perth 
  • Systematic Review of Thoracoscopic Internal mammary lymph node dissection May 2015 – RACS ASC Perth 
  • Thoracoscopic Internal mammary lymph nodes dissection – case reports May 2015 RACS ASC 
  • Cosmetic considerations of Nipple sparing mastectomy May 2015 RACS ASC 
  • Uptake of Breast Reconstruction – A personalized approach to management of breast cancer May 2015 RACS ASC 
  • Breast implant-associated squamous cell carcinoma – a rare long term complication 2014 – Annual Scientific Meeting International Academy of Pathology 
  • The Role of Therapeutic Mammaplasty in breast cancer surgery and its impact on breast cancer adjuvant treatment. Sydney International Breast Cancer Conference – Oct 2012 
  • Therapeutic Reduction Mammoplasties- How I do it. NSW Breast Surgeons – November 2009 Sydney Presentation
  • Nipple sparing mastectomies a case series of a surgeon’s experience. Australasian Society of Breast Diseases Annual Scientific Meeting 2011 

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