Dr Edwina Moore

BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), FRACS (General Surgery)

At St Margaret’s 1991-1999

Dr Edwina Moore is a proud mother, supportive wife and highly trained breast and endocrine surgeon.

During her final year at St Margaret’s, Edwina was a prefect, sports captain and cross-country captain.

After finishing school, she studied medicine, firstly at Trinity College in Dublin, before transferring to the University of Tasmania where she graduated with first class honours and prizes for anaesthesia and internal medicine.

In 2007, Edwina relocated to Melbourne for her internship, residency and general surgery training. She then completed three years of sub-specialty training, interstate and overseas. While pregnant with her second child, Edwina spent twelve months as a fellow of breast and acute general surgery at the Royal Hobart Hospital and then in 2017, she made the move to Cleveland, Ohio, to complete an extended clinical fellowship in endocrine surgery. Edwina spent two years at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic, one of the largest hospitals in the world. She gained experience in all aspects of endocrine surgery, including robotics and novel parathyroid imaging. Dr Moore says she was grateful to be the recipient of the St Margaret’s OGA study scholarship which partially supported this endeavour.

Thus far, Edwina has co-authored two book chapters and multiple peer reviewed journal articles in the fields of general and endocrine surgery. During her training she was awarded the DS Rosengarten Prize for research over two consecutive years and the Noel Newton Medal by General Surgeons’ Australia. More recently, Edwina won the top prize for research by the Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

Edwina is a member of numerous international endocrine surgical societies. In 2020, she was elected into the Women in Surgeons subcommittee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, where she plans to promote surgeon wellbeing, surgical efficiency and in particular, support for surgeon mothers during maternity leave and upon return to work.

Presently, Dr Moore works in private practice and is co-director of Surgical Health Specialists. Like she was at school, Edwina is meticulous in all aspects of her work and she still likes to run for pleasure. Dr Moore is committed to providing world class surgical care to all of her patients and being available for her children.

“Certainly, my education at St Margaret's instilled a love for learning and independence. Surgery is not a glamorous career choice, but I absolutely love my job and can’t imagine doing anything else. I would encourage any student who is interested in people and in health, who is hardworking and organised to consider surgery as a career option,” said Dr Moore.


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