Sanjay is a dedicated and compassionate highly respected Consultant Breast Oncology and Oncoplastic Surgeon and President of Breast Surgeons of Australia New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ). His rooms are located at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and Macquarie Street, Sydney. He is also a Visiting Medical Officer at BreastScreen NSW
Andy, Iris and Jodi are my administration team and are here to ensure that my patients have access to the best patient care when they make contact with us. Ryan is our anesthetists and Ruth is our experienced breast care nurse. My team works tirelessly to ensure that when our GPs call asking for help for their patients, their enquiries are dealt with in a kind, compassionate and courteous manner. You can rest assured that when you contact my practice, my team is willing to take the time to listen to your needs carefully and courteously.
Andy has been an integral part of my team since starting with me in August 2015. She has been at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, as part of the Breast Surgical Unit, since it opened its doors in November 2013. Andy’s extensive background in business, human resources and medical administration equips her with the knowledge and skills required to care for my lovely patients, run my practice efficiently and mentor my secretarial team. She is passionate about the delivery of high quality patient care and always takes the time to make sure that my patients are heard and supported along their difficult journey. Andy has a natural sense of treating each patient as an individual, and will go out of her way to help them in any way she can. In her spare time, she loves to relax and chill out with her family and friends sharing good food, travelling and exploring new cultures all around the world. She sings in her local choir and loves getting involved in local community activities. You can catch her on the weekend walking her dog, doing yoga, pilates and running to stay fit.
Iris joined my valuable and hard working team in April 2019. She loves nothing more than being able to put a smile on my patients’ faces. Her 'can do', positive and fast learning manner makes her a pleasure to be around in running my practice efficiently. Currently, she is studying Psychology at university and this course complements her empathetic and compassionate nature. Iris spends her spare time playing and coaching ultimate frisbee, dabbling in bouldering and watercolour painting, as well as enjoying travelling and the company of her much loved dogs.
Jodi joined my valuable and hard working team in April 2019 with a background of various medical administration roles. To complement her working life, Jodi has completed a Counselling degree and has spent the last five years as a volunteer counsellor at Lifeline. Her wealth of experience helps her to make my patients feel comfortable and supported. In her spare time Jodi enjoys the great outdoors, participating in hiking, ocean swimming and running, as well as yoga, singing and dancing. She never fails to keep my practice amused with her great sense of humour.
Dr. RYAN DOWNEY
BSc (Hons), MBBS FANZCA
Ryan graduated from Medicine at the University of Sydney. He is a specialist anesthetist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, Mater and Strathfield Private Hospitals and a number of other private hospitals as well as a clinical lecturer at the Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney. His areas of specialty include breast, urological, head and neck, ENT, upper GIT and obstetric anesthesia. His academic interests include medical education, simulation and crisis management as well as being heavily involved in doctors’ welfare. His personal interests include triathlons and he is a keen follower of the Waratahs Rugby Union team.
Breast Care Nurse
Ruth is an empathetic, caring and experienced breast care nurse with an extensive knowledge built up over her years working with breast cancer patients both at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. Ruth is always ready to answer your questions in a friendly and comforting manner putting your mind at rest at this difficult time.
My caring team is here to help and we look forward to hearing from you