• Breast Surgery

Areas of interest

Oncoplastic breast surgery


Miss Melanie Walker is an experienced breast surgeon who treats benign and malignant breast disease. Having obtained her Fellowship in General Surgery in 2002, she then completed a three year specialty breast surgery Fellowship in the UK. Melanie is an expert in the treatment of breast cancer, at the forefront of new surgical techniques and is heavily involved in the teaching and training of breast surgeons in Australia & New Zealand. Melanie has a special interest in oncoplastic breast surgery, that is, the combination of optimal cancer surgery with plastic surgical techniques to achieve the best oncological and aesthetic outcome after breast surgery. Melanie is President of BreastSurgANZ, the specialist society for treating breast disease in Australia & New Zealand. She is a Clinical Lead for the Australian Breast Device Registry (ABDR) and serves on a number of strategic advisory groups including Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) & the Australian Access to Breast Reconstruction Collaborative Group.

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Consulting Suites

Level 7, Lee Wing
62 Erin Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Consulting Location

No 29 Specialist Centre

29 Hastings Rd
Frankston VIC 3199

Epworth locations


Epworth Richmond


  • MBBS (Hons) Monash University 1994
  • FRACS 2002

Education and training

  • Oncoplastic Breast Surgery Fellowship - Glasgow 2004
  • Advanced General Surgical Training - The Alfred 1998-2002

Professional Associations

  • Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ)
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and General Surgeons Australia
  • Australasian Society of Breast Disease (ASBD)
  • Australasian Society for Ultrasound Medicine (ASUM)
  • The American Society of Breast Surgeons and Association of Breast Surgery (UK)
  • Oncoplastic Breast Consortium

Public Appointments

  • The Alfred
  • Monash Health
  • Monash BreastScreen

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