Dr. Robert WhitfieldEndocrine Surgeon

Dr. Robert WhitfieldDr. Robert Whitfield

Dr Whitfield graduated from Monash University in 1998. He trained in general surgery in Western Australia and South Australia from 2005-2008. He was awarded Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2009.

Dr Whitfield undertook post-Fellowship training in breast and endocrine surgery at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed Chief Surgical Resident at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and received additional post-Fellowship training in breast surgery, oncoplastics and breast reconstruction, endocrine surgery and surgical oncology / melanoma surgery. In 2011 Dr Whitfield completed an oncoplastic breast Fellowship in Edinburgh, UK.

Dr Whitfield has worked as a staff specialist general surgeon on the Breast, Endocrine & Surgical Oncology Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and as a Visiting Surgeon at BreastScreen SA since 2012. He has an interest in medical education and is the current supervisor of general surgery training at the Royal Adelaide and Deputy Chair of the SA & NT Training Committee of the Board in General Surgery.

Dr Whitfield commenced private practice in 2014.

  • Accredited at the Following Hospitals

    Royal Adelaide Hospital

    St Andrew's Hospital

  • Appointments

    Consultant Surgeon - Breast, Endocrine & Surgical Oncology Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital

    Chair, SA & NT Training Committee, Board in General Surgery

    Member BreastSurgANZ Executive Council

    Visiting Surgeon BreastScreen SA

    Clinical Associate Lecturer, University of Adelaide

  • Special Interests

    Thyroid surgery

    Parathyroid surgery including minimally invasive surgery

    Breast Surgery

    Melanoma Surgery

  • Associations
    International Association of Endocrine Surgeons

    Australian & New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons


    General Surgeons Australia

Practice Locations

  • Royal Adelaide Hospital

    Breast, Endocrine & Surgical Oncology Unit
    Royal Adelaide Hospital
    North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

    Driving Directions

  • Dr. Robert Whitfield

    333 South Tce
    Adelaide SA 5000

    Driving Directions

Contact Details

(08) 8223 5598

(08) 7109 0003

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