‘I enjoy going to work everyday and meeting women from all walks of life. From listening, understanding and talking through various breast issues, to sharing a patient’s relief that a breast lump isn’t cancer. Or on the flip side, sitting down with a patient who has to face up to a cancer diagnosis, journeying through the surgery, countless medical reviews, repeated advice (again and again) for breast self examinations, scrutinizing mammograms and ultrasound images and the many life chats and sharings that naturally come along with these. I count it my blessing and privilege to have been there and being a part of it.’
Dr Melanie Seah is a German fellowship trained Consultant breast surgeon.
She is proficient in all aspects of breast surgery and has a special interest in breast oncoplastic surgery.
She embarked on her medical training with the National University of Singapore in 1995 followed by residency training in General Surgery at Tan Tock Seng Hospital. This subsequently led to Fellowship accreditation in General Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK.
Upon completion of fellowship training in breast surgery, she was awarded the Health Manpower Development Plan scholarship by the Ministry of Health to further hone her clinical skills in breast oncoplastic surgery at the Marien Hospital in Duesseldorf, Germany. There she worked alongside Prof Audretsch Werner, an international leader in breast oncoplastic surgery. Since then she has served as a Consultant breast surgeon with the breast unit at Tan Tock Seng Hospital.
Apart from her passion for clinical work, Dr Seah believes in the importance of mentoring students who will eventually be doctors looking after the generations to come.
She served as a senior clinical lecturer with the Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and as a Clinical Teacher with the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine.