Fellow 2015- Dr Farhad (Fred) Azimi

Dr Farhad (Fred) Azimi is the Surgical Fellow at Breast and Surgical Oncology at the Poche Centre in 2015.

He is a Post-Fellowship trainee in Breast Surgery with Breast Surgeons ANZ and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

After completing his medical training at the University of NSW in 2002, he embarked on Junior Surgical Training at Westmead and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. He carried out his Senior General Surgical Training at Prince of Wales, St George and Liverpool hospitals, obtaining his General Surgical Fellowship in 2013. During his training period he completed a Masters of Surgery in University of Sydney with a focus on Surgical Oncology.

His interests are Breast and Melanoma Surgery.

Fred says “I am very privileged to be working with such a fantastic and dedicated team with such a strong research focus this year at the Poche Centre. While in the unit I am building on clinical skills in Breast and Melanoma Surgery and carrying out research in these areas.

“With the assistance of Prof Andrew Spillane and other researchers in the unit, I am carrying out a randomised controlled trial evaluating the use of low level laser to treat capsular contracture in women who have had implant based reconstruction for breast cancer. Capsular contracture is a complication of breast implant surgery which results in tough and sometimes painful tissue developing around breast implants. We aim to find the efficacy of laser in treating this distressing problem and see if it could be a viable treatment.”