2018 Fellow in Surgical Oncology- Dr Shehnarz Salindera

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Dr Salindera is a General Surgeon who was born and raised in Coffs Harbour. Her study took her to Sydney where she undertook a Bachelor of Science and also a Masters in Health Law at the University of Sydney before undertaking her medical degree at Flinders University. After completing her internship and residency at Coffs Harbour Hospital she was selected into the General Surgery specialist training program with the Prince of Wales Hospital Randwick. She has completed the Value-Based Healthcare Program at Harvard Business School and is also currently completing her Masters in Surgery at Oxford University, UK.

With a longstanding interest in both rural General Surgery and Breast & Oncoplastic Surgery, she has joined the team at Poche to gain specific training in breast reconstruction techniques and also undertake research in breast cancer treatments. Dr Salindera strongly believes in the need to deliver holistic and sustainable surgical care to patients in their home communities and hopes to improve patient outcomes by delivering such quality care to the Coffs Harbour region after completing this fellowship.