If you didn’t already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
With this in mind, there is nobody better to have on today’s episode than one of the leading breast cancer surgeons in Australia, Dr Lucia Saliba.
Luci, as she prefers to be called, is trained and accredited in Australia as a General Surgeon with a broad expertise in breast and general surgery including breast reconstruction.
She graduated from the University of NSW in 1995 and went on to complete her General Surgery Fellowship in 2003. In 2005, Luci completed her Breast and Endocrine Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She has trained extensively, both locally and overseas in areas related to Breast Reconstruction, Breast Oncoplastics and Breast Cancer Therapy. She has also recently completed her Master of Surgery (Breast Cancer).
Luci has a passion for education, teaching and supervising junior medical staff and surgical registrars in the fields of Breast and General Surgery.
She is committed to excellence in surgery and providing holistic and compassionate care to patients in a timely fashion, endeavouring to ensure minimal wait times.
Luci provides end to end care for patients, meaning a patient is able to stay with her from oncological surgery, through to re-construction. Many other surgeons do not offer the ‘before and after’ of looking after a patient; they only perform the surgery. Luci will look after the patient from beginning to end, from testing to rehabilitation.
The focus of our conversation is gaining a perspective on culture, leadership and teamwork as a surgeon.