Dr Chantel Thornton is a specialist breast cancer surgeon who specialises in the treatment of benign and malignant breast conditions. She completed advanced surgical training at the Alfred Hospital. Chantel undertook fellowship training at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Specialist Breast Cancer Surgeon

45 Erin Street
Richmond VIC 3121

Special interests

  • Breast cancer surgery using oncoplastic breast surgical techniques
  • Including skin and nipple sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction.
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy
  • Management of women at high risk of breast cancer family history/genetics
  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of begnign and malignant breast conditions.

Education and training

  • Teaching Monash University Medical Students
  • Selection interviewer of RACS intake trainees
  • Past appointment-Honorary Lecturer at Monash University


  • BMSc (Hons) University of Hong Kong 1998
  • MBBS (Hons) University of Tasmania 2000
  • FRACS 2010

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Board Member - Foundation for Surgery, RACS
  • Member of Cancer Council of Victoria, Victorian Cooperative Oncology Group
  • Member of Victorian Medical Women's Society
  • Member of Australian Federation of Medical Women & Medical Women's International Association
The Institute focuses on surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid gland and hernias.