Professor Ian Bennett is a Breast and Endocrine Surgeon with a special interest in the management of breast malignancies, benign breast disease, thyroid surgery and parathyroid surgery.  

He also has a particular interest in familial breast cancer and offers a counselling and a surveillance programme for women who are at high risk of breast cancer.  As a pioneer in surgeon-performed ultrasound, he is proficient in ultrasound guided interventions for breast and thyroid conditions.  


- Breast cancer surgery
- Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery
- Risk management familial breast cancer and genetic mutations
- Office Ultrasound & ultrasound-guided interventions of the breast & thyroid
- Intra-operative ultrasound
- Minimal invasive parathyroidectomy
- Minimal invasive breast surgery (vacuum-assisted excisions)


- Princess Alexandra Hospital:
Visiting Consultant Surgeon, Senior Specialist Status, Chairman Breast & Endocrine Surgery Unit

- North Brisbane BreastScreen Queensland Service:
VMO Senior Specialist Surgeon; Surgical Director Familial Breast Cancer Clinic

- South Brisbane BreastScreen Queensland Service:
VMO Senior Specialist Surgeon

VMO Surgeon to following private hospitals:
- Wesley Hospital and Wesley Breast Clinic, Auchenflower
- Mater Private Hospital, South Brisbane
- St. Andrew’s Hospital, Wickham Tce
- St Vincent's Private Hospital Northside, Chermside

  • Academic Title: Professor in Surgery, University of Qld 2018
  • Graduate School of Medicine – Southside Clinical Division, TRI, PAH
  • Tutorship Medical Students Graduate Medical School at both Princess Alexandra Hospital & Wesley Hospital
  • Collaborative Research with Senior Scientists in University of Qld Diamantina Institute for Cancer, Immunology & Metabolic Medicine, Translational Research Institute, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Chairman: Breast and Endocrine Surgical Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Chairman: Brisbane Metro South Breast Cancer Institute Advisory Committee
  • Surgical Director: Breast Cancer Family Clinic, BreastScreen Queensland, North Brisbane Service, Chermside.
  • Chairman Breast & Endocrine Surgery Craft Group: Wesley Hospital
  • Committee Member: State Monitoring Committee, BreastScreen Qld
  • Committee Member: Quality Management Committee, BreastScreen Qld
  • Chairman Surgery Q Group: BreastScreen Qld
  • Member of Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM) Accreditation Board for CCPU (Certificate Clinician Performed Ultrasound)
  • Member Evaluation Sub Committee (ESC) of Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC)
  • Chair RACS Research & Evaluation (incorporating ASERNIPS) Committee
  • Member RACS Research & Academic Surgery Committee​
  • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.)
  • Member Breast Surgeons of Australia & NZ (BreastSurgANZ)
  • Member Australian & NZ Endocrine Surgeons (AES)
  • Member International Society of Surgery (I.S.S.)
  • Member International Association Endocrine Surgeons (I.A.E.S.)
  • Member Breast Surgery International (BSI)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • Australian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM)
  • Member of kConFab: Kathleen Cunningham Foundation, Consortium for research into Familial Breast Cancer

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