Dr Melinda Cook
Dr Melinda Cook is a breast and endocrine surgeon consulting at Ramsay Place, Everton Park and Wesley Medical Centre, Auchenflower.
After graduating from the University of QLD in 1995, Dr Melinda Cook completed a three year residency at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. She was accepted on the advanced surgical training programme and undertook 5 years of specialty training based at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, including a year as the burns and trauma fellow in the Professor Stuart Pegg burns centre in 2004. She completed her training with a 12 month fellowship under the supervision of Professor Ian Gough, Dr Colin Furnival, Dr Barry Fryar and Dr Teresa Nano.
After her training, Dr Melinda Cook went on to establish her own private practice, initially consulting at North West Hospital and then commencing sessions at the Wesley Medical Centre. She also took up a position in the Professor Stuart Pegg burns unit at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr Cook is a visiting medical officer at Breast Screen QLD Chermside and the Wesley Breast Clinic.
Dr Cook treats benign and malignant disease of the breast, thyroid and parathyroid disease. Her practice includes the use of sentinel node biopsy for breast cancer, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy techniques and she offers immediate breast reconstruction for suitable patients working with a plastic surgeon.
Dr Cook utilises the services of the Kim Walters Choices programme to assist her patients coming to terms with their diagnosis of breast malignancy. She also offers referral to a clinical geneticist to those patients interested in discussing their risk of carrying a breast cancer gene and offers management strategies to those women who are in a high risk group.
Dr Melinda Cook is a member of the following organisations:
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeons RACS
- Breast Surgeons’ Society of Australia and New Zealand
- Australian and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons AES
- Breast Surgery International BSI
- International Society of Surgery ISS SIC
- Australian Medical Association
- Australian Society for Breast Disease ASBD
She participates in the National Breast Cancer Audit and regularly participates in a multidisciplinary meeting held at the Wesley Hospital on a fortnightly basis.
Dr Cook consults and operates at the Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower and North West Brisbane Private Hospital at Everton Park. Dr Cook also operates at the Holy Spirit Northside Hospital.
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Our warm and caring staff members are always happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have about our practice or the procedures Dr Cook offers.