DR Anita Skandarajah

DR Anita Skandarajah




  • Miss Anita Skandarajah is a Breast and Endocrine Surgeon and Senior Lecturer. Having completed post-fellowship training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia, Hopital La Timone, France and Hammmersmith Hospital, UK, she is appointed at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Peter Mac Callum Cancer Centre and The Royal Women's Hospital. She supervises postgraduate research students and participates in surgical education at The University of Melbourne. Her main research interests are tailored treatments in early breast cancer, prevention in patients at high risk breast and endocrine malignancies and emergency general surgery.   


Member of

  • Society of Surgical Oncology. Member 2015 -
  • International Endocrine Surgeons Association. Internation Endocrine Surgeons Association 2013 -
  • Australian Endocrine Surgeons. Member 2010 -
  • Breastsurg ANZ. Member 2010 -
  • ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group. Breast Surgeon 2008 -
  • General Surgeons Australia. General Surgeon 2008 -
  • RACS. Fellow 2008 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 1. National Breast Cancer Foundation Novel Concept Awards, PROSPECT, $200,000, 2011 2. Early Career Grant, Melbourne Health Home Lottery, $25 000, 2011 3. Western and Central Metropolitan Integrated Cancer Service (WCMICS) – End of treatment initiative (RMH and Western, $50, 000, 2011 4. National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC)- Shared Care Project Grant- Combined Breast Service- $50,000., 2010 5. WCMICS – Project grant to enable access of multidisciplinary meetings electronically, Combined Breast Service- $20, 000, 2010 6. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Foundation Scholarship 2005 $35,000 7. Victor Hurley Medical Research Fund 2004: $7500.00, Royal Melbourne Hospital 8. Special Postgraduate Research Studentships 2004: $10,000, Melbourne Scholarships Office, University of Melbourne 9. Viola Edith Reid Scholarships 2004: $10,000, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Science, University of Melbourne 10. Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research 2004: $20,000, Stipend allocation from National Health and Medical Research Project Grant   


Education and training

  • MD, University of Melbourne 2006
  • Dip SA, University of Melbourne 2002
  • MBBS, University of Melbourne 1999

Awards and honors

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Hugh Johnston Travelling Fellowship, American College of Surgeons, 2015
  • International Surgical Society, 2009
  • ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group, 2008
  • ACORD/MOGA, 2008
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2007
  • RACS Foundation Scholarship, RACS, 2005
  • Campbell Penfold Prize, Department of General Surgery, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, 2005
  • Violet Edith Reid, The University of Melbourne, 2004
  • Victor Hurley Fund, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, 2004
  • Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, 2004


Available for supervision

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