HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

Associate Professor Alison Brand

Dr Alison Brand specialist profile imageAssociate Professor Alison Brand AM [MD MMEd FRCS(C) FRANZCOG CGO] is Director of the Westmead Centre for Gynaecological Oncology. She performs surgery at Westmead Public and Westmead Private Hospitals and consults at the Westmead Familial Cancer Clinic. Professor Brand has extensive experience in the surgical management of gynaecological cancers, leading a multidisciplinary team in managing all aspects of gynaecological cancer care, with a particular interest in clinical trials on gynaecological cancer, familial cancers, minimally invasive surgery and psychosexual side effects of cancer treatment.

Professor Brand has held a number of advisory positions with national and international gynaecological cancer organisations, including ANZGOG clinical trials group, Cancer Australia, the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia and Gynaecological Cancer Intergroup (GCIG) She is the immediate past chair of ANZGOG and Chair-elect of GCIG. Professor Brand is a recipient of several NHMRC and Cancer Australia grants for research into gynaecological cancer and has been involved in the development of the national clinical practice guidelines on endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer and cervical cancer screening. In 2021, she was awarded Member, Order of Australian for "significant service to medicine, to gynaecology and to medical organisations."
Contact:
Private Rooms, Level 3, Dental Building, Westmead Hospital, NSW
Ph (02) 8890-6801
Fx (02) 8890-8311


Dr Unine Herbst

IMAG0135 (3).jpgDr Unine Herbst [MBChB FCOG MMed(O+G)(UP) FRANZCOG CGO] is a senior Staff Specialist in Gynaecological Oncology with Women's and Newborn Health at Westmead Hospital. She has a special interest in the comprehensive management of all gynaecologcial cancers and pre-invasive disease. She also enjoys teaching and training of junior medical staff.
Contact:
Private Rooms, Level 3, Dental Building, Westmead Hospital, NSW
Ph (02) 8890-6801
Fx (02) 8890-8311

 

 

 

 


Dr Michael Burling 

Dr Michael Burling [BHB, MBCHB, PG DIP OMG, FRANZCOG, CGO] is a surgeon at Westmead Public & Westmead Private hospital specialising in the treatment of gynaecological cancers. This includes cancers of the ovary, uterus, cervix, vulva, and vagina.  He is a qualified Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG). Michael is also a Certified Gynaecological Oncologist (CGO). He holds a research fellowship at the National Health Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC) Clinical Trial Centre at the University of Sydney, where he is involved in trials on gynaecological malignancies.

Michael has a high level of expertise in the assessment and management of all gynaecological conditions, including cancers and pre-cancers. Michael speaks fluent English and Tongan and has worked extensively across Australia, New Zealand and Tonga.
Special interests
Colposcopy for management of abnormal cervical screening tests and pre-invasive disease
Minimally invasive (laparoscopic) surgery for both benign gynaecological conditions (eg: fibroids and ovarian masses) and gynaecological cancers.
Open surgery for gynaecological cancers and other complex pelvic surgery. 
Hospitals
Westmead Hospital and Westmead Private Hospital 

Dr Michael Burling