Strathfield Private Hospital
Digestive Pelvic Floor Centre, 3 Railway Parade
Burwood, NSW, 2134
02 8084 3831
02 8084 3881
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Dr Howson is a General Surgeon with interests in breast and endocrine surgery at Concord and Auburn Hospitals. Having completed her surgical training in Sydney Australia, she undertook further local and overseas breast Fellowships, gaining extensive experience in the surgical management of both benign and malignant breast disease with a particular focus on reconstructive approaches including implant and flap based reconstruction. Of note, she has introduced the technique of lipofilling, or fat grafting, as another tool in the Concord armamentarium of breast reconstruction in the setting of breast cancer.
She continually strives to provide high standard evidence-based patient-centred care delivered within a multidisciplinary framework, ensuring that patients, their families and fellow staff members, come first. Patients with breast cancer are discussed within the Breast Multidisciplinary team meetings held weekly at StrathfieldPrivate Hospital.
Dr Howson also has a subspecialty interest in Endocrine surgery, specifically benign and malignant diseases of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, and was involved in the setting up of Endocrine multidisciplinary meetings at Concord Hospital. She is actively involved in the on-call roster for General Surgery at both Concord and Auburn Hospitals and performs a spectrum of laparoscopic and open general surgery as well as endoscopies. She is a Clinical Lecturer and examiner at Sydney and Notre Dame Universities. Research remains a priority as demonstrated by her commitment to MD students.