Waverley Private Hospital welcomes Mr Chilton Chong, an Australian-trained specialist Breast and Endocrine surgeon. He is one of the few surgeons in Melbourne with post-fellowship training in both specialties, including the new standard of Oncoplastic Breast Surgery. Chilton is a member of both the Breast Surgeons Society of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ) and Australian Endocrine Surgeons (AES).
Chilton graduated with honours in medicine from the University of Melbourne and completed advanced surgical training through Monash before being admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011. He then undertook two years of post-fellowship specialist training in both Breast and Endocrine surgery across Australia.
He spent 2012 at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, focusing on thyroid and parathyroid surgery, during which time he became certified by the Australasian Society of Ultrasound Medicine in Clinician-Performed Ultrasound (CCPU). Then in 2013 Chilton trained at the Royal Perth Hospital, WA, where he learned Oncoplastic breast surgery, applying aesthetic surgery techniques of breast reduction, lift and reshaping to avoid the deformities of conventional breast cancer surgery. In doing so he became one of the first surgeons in Australia to have completed the inaugural BreastSurgANZ post-fellowship training program.
In 2014 he was invited by his mentors to join the long-established Southern Breast Oncology specialist practice where he welcomes GP and endocrinologist referrals for all aspects of thyroid, parathyroid and breast surgery.