• Breast Surgery

Areas of interest

Oncoplastic breast surgery


Dr Chantel Thornton is a Specialist Breast Cancer Surgeon. She graduated from the University of Tasmania with first class honours as dux of her medical school, receiving 8 University prizes and was awarded a scholarship to undertake an honours degree for Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Hong Kong. She completed advanced surgical training at the Alfred Hospital and fellowship training in breast cancer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Her passion is delivering the highest standard of breast cancer surgery and multidisciplinary care for breast cancer patients to improve survival. She is chair of the Epworth Hospital breast oncology multi disciplinary meeting. She offers oncoplastic breast cancer surgery, immediate breast reconstruction, nipple and skin sparing mastectomy to enhance cosmetic outcomes.She is director of Specialist Breast Cancer Surgery, a purpose built practice for women with breast cancer offering both breast and reconstructive surgery. Chantel is involved in medical philanthropy and has served on many national boards. Chantel has a rapid access policy and will see suspected or proven breast cancer patients with in 24 business hours.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Specialist Breast Cancer Surgery

45 Erin Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Epworth locations


Epworth Richmond


  • BMSc (Hons) University of Hong Kong 1998
  • MBBS (Hons) University of Tasmania 2000
  • FRACS 2010

Education and training

  • Selection interviewer of RACS intake trainees
  • Tutoring Melbourne University, Monash University and Bond University students


  • Single- cell profiling of breast cancer T cells reveals a tissue-resident memory subset associated with improved prognosis - Nature, August 2018

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Member of Cancer Council of Victoria, Victorian Cooperative Oncology Group
  • Member of Victorian Medical Women's Society
  • Member of Australian Federation of Medical Women & Medical Women's International Association
  • Previous Board Member - Foundation for Surgery, RACS and The Alfred Foundation
  • Board Member- Foundation for Breast Cancer Care
  • Member- Women at the Alfred
  • Member- Epworth Special Events Committee

Public Appointments

  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre

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