MBChB, Dip Obs, MRCP, FRANZCR
Mike is a consultant radiologist at The Radiology Group, North Shore
Hospital and BreastScreen Waitemata Northland. He has a special interest
in breast imaging and intervention, and has been involved in
mammography for nearly 20 years, including screening and diagnostic
He performs image-guided intervention, including hookwire placements and stereotactic biopsies. Mike came to New Zealand in 1978 from Zimbabwe, and since then has been involved in all aspects of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists. He is currently an examiner for the college.
MBChB, FRACS (Plastic Surgery)
Ashwin was born and brought up in Auckland and graduated from the
Auckland School of Medicine. After he completed his plastic surgical
training at Waikato and Middlemore Hospitals, he went overseas for
further fellowship experience.
He undertook a clinical fellowship at the Toronto General Hospital for one year, where he did breast and head and neck reconstruction as well as facial reanimation. Ashwin then moved to New York, where he did another year-long clinical fellowship at the internationally renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre doing breast, head and neck and other cancer reconstruction. He completed his fellowship experience by working on Australia’s Gold Coast, at the Lotus Institute, for six months doing cosmetic surgery.
On returning to Auckland, Ashwin based himself at Middlemore Hospital as a consultant plastic surgeon, but also operates at North Shore and Auckland City Hospitals on a regular basis and has recently started private practice on the North Shore.
Ashwin has published and presented on various topics related to his field, and is married with three children.
MBChB FRACS (General Surgery)
Richard is a breast surgeon with appointments at North Shore Hospital
and Auckland Breast Centre. He completed his surgical training in
Auckland then undertook fellowship positions at the Royal Prince Alfred
Hospital, in Sydney, and the Mayo Clinic, in the USA.
Over the last 10 years he has developed the Breast Clinic at North Shore Hospital and treated over 1000 women with breast cancer in the public and private sectors. Active involvement with research has lead to a thorough understanding of breast cancer treatment, and Richard is the lead surgeon for BreastScreen Waitemata Northland.
Richard is an active member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Breast Section and married with three children.
Erica Whineray Kelly
MBChB, FRACS (General Surgery)
Erica spent her high school years in Auckland before attending the Otago
School of Medicine. She completed her advanced training scheme in
general surgery in New Zealand, also working at the Tertiary Level
Breast Cancer Clinic at St Vincent’s University Hospital, in Dublin.
Since then, Erica has completed a two-year oncoplastic breast surgical fellowship under the tutelage of both general and plastic surgeons in Auckland. This training position was the first of its type in Australasia. Erica has also travelled twice to Milan to the European Institute of Oncology to attend breast cancer workshops.
Now a breast surgeon living on Auckland’s North Shore, Erica works as a consultant breast surgeon for the Breast Screening Waitemata Northland, and in private practice.
Erica is an active member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Breast Section, is on the executive of the Auckland Breast Cancer Study Group, and with a special interest in lobular neoplasia, has published and presented in her field. Erica is married with two children.
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