A/Prof. Chris O'NeillEndocrine Surgeon
A/Prof. Chris O'Neill
Chris O’Neill is a specialist general surgeon with specific expertise in thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal surgery. She treats both public and private patients in the Newcastle and Hunter region.
Chris graduated from Melbourne University with honours in 2000. From 2001-2004 she trained in Melbourne (and rural Victoria) gaining experience in a wide range of surgical specialities. In 2005 she moved to Newcastle to undertake general surgical training and passed the General Surgical Fellowship Exam in 2008.
In 2009-10, Chris completed a 2-year endocrine surgery fellowship with the University of Sydney Endocrine Surgical Unit with extensive subspeciality training in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery. She returned to Newcastle in 2010 and has been in specialist surgical practice since this time.
Chris has a particular interest in surgical research and has completed a Masters of Surgery at the University of Sydney with research in thyroid cancer. She has presented and published many research papers and has been an invited speaker at local and international meetings. Chris also acts as a reviewer for national and international peer reviewed journals.
After a decade in clinical practice, Chris has become passionate about ensuring that her patients make well informed decisions that will optimise their long term health. To this end, she is now pursuing a PhD investigating health related quality of life issues in patients with thyroid cancer. She also supervises Masters and PhD students and is a conjoint associate professor through the University of Newcastle.
Chris chairs the Hunter New England Endocrine Surgery Multidisciplinary Team and is the Head of the Department of General Surgery at John Hunter Hopsital. She is also heavily involved in the supervision surgical trainees and particpates in the hospital accreditation process for general surgical training across Australia. Chris is a mother of three children and in her (very limited) spare time she tries to keep up with musical and sporting interests.
Chris operates at Lake Macquarie Private, Newcastle Private, John Hunter and Belmont Hospitals. All patient referrals (public or private) should be directed to Top Floor, Lake Macquarie Specialist Centre, 8 Sydney St, Gateshead.
MBBS(Hons), MS FRACS
Accredited at the Following Hospitals
Newcastle Private Hospital
Lake Macquarie Hospital
John Hunter Hospital
Thyroid, Parathyroid and Adrenal Surgery
Lake Macquarie Specialist Medical Centre
Top Floor, 8 Sydney St
Newcastle, New South Wales 2290