Committed to listening, understanding and supporting you
I'm Doctor Samriti Sood and I'm a Specialist Breast Oncoplastic and General Surgeon.
I understand that everyone faces their own individual challenges and needs their own unique pathway towards recovery. I understand how confusing and stressful this time can be for you and your family.
My ambition is to raise the standard of care so patients receive a personalised holistic plan combining the latest research discoveries and cutting edge techniques along with compassionate care.
I want to make sure you have the confidence and courage to face the journey ahead and be stronger than before. That’s why I believe in empowering you with clear information and advice so that you can make the right decisions for your journey to recovery.
I hope my site helps answer some of your initial questions and I look forward to meeting you and helping to get the best health outcome for you.
I understand that seeing a specialist can be confusing and stressful. My approach is based on empathy, understanding and integrity. My aim is to understand you, your circumstances and to empower you with information as we take on your health journey together.
Qualifications and Training
I wanted to be a surgeon from the time I started med school. The prospect of helping an individual from an illness to treatment, to prevention and education was inspiring. I have a passion for helping treat, cure, and support the recovery of my patients.
I graduated from medicine at the University of New South Wales having completed my undergraduate degree with Honours. During my surgical training program, I trained at some of Australia’s busiest tertiary level hospitals in Sydney, Canberra and regional hospitals across New South Wales.
I became a General Surgeon attaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. I completed specialised post-fellowship training in Breast Oncoplastic Surgery and became a full accredited member of the Society of Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand (BreastSurgANZ). I have completed Master of Surgery (Breast Surgery) and Graduate Certificate of Surgery (Breast) from the University of Sydney.
Appointments and Positions
I am a Specialist Breast Surgeon trained in oncoplastic surgery offering expertise in all breast conditions with an interest in treating breast cancers, breast implant related conditions, breast reductions, and benign breast conditions. I also perform acute general surgery, laparoscopic general surgery and elective surgery for selected general surgical conditions.
I operate at the following hospitals:
Mater Hospital (North Sydney)
Royal North Shore Hospital (St Leonards)
Northern Beaches Hospital (Frenchs Forest)
Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital (Hornsby)
North Shore Private Hospital and Hunters Hill Private Hospital.
I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney and a member of the ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group. I am a representative on the Healthscope National Medical Council and a Medical Officer with BreastScreen NSW.
Teaching and Research
I am passionate about teaching and training future surgeons. As a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney, I provide further post-fellowship training to breast surgeons across Australia and New Zealand through the Oncoplastic Surgery II Graduate Certificate of Breast Surgery. I am committed to teaching junior doctors and medical students to help them shape the future for surgery.
I am committed to continued research and development. I regularly attend and present at accredited international and regional conferences. I publish surgical articles in peer-reviewed journals, review articles for publications and participate in various Breast Cancer Trials through the Breast Cancer Trials Group.
At home I have a passion for cake baking, bushwalking, and anything to do with the beach. My three kids give me a wider perspective in life and help me in many ways as a surgeon and clinician.
THE POCHE CENTRE
Suite 2, 40 Rocklands Rd, North Sydney, NSW, 2060
02 9911 7250 Ext. 3
NORTHERN BEACHES BREAST CLINIC
Suite 4, Level 1, Building 1, 49 Frenchs Forest Road East
Frenchs Forest, NSW, 2086
02 7229 3188 Ext. 1
NORTHERN SYDNEY CANCER CENTRE
Level 1, Orange Lift, Royal North Shore Hospital
St Leonards, NSW, 2065
02 9911 7250 Ext. 3