Dr Edwina Moore | Endocrine and Breast Surgeon

Dr Edwina Moore

BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), FRACS

Endocrine and Breast Surgeon

Dr Edwina Moore is a compassionate and highly skilful breast and endocrine surgeon and is a founding member of Surgical Health Specialists. She is meticulous in all aspects of her work and personal life.

Edwina graduated from the University of Tasmania with First Class Honours and two academic prizes in 2006. She undertook surgical training at The Alfred Hospital, obtaining a fellowship in General Surgery in 2015.

Subsequently, Edwina completed three years of subspecialty training in breast and endocrine surgery. She was appointed as a Staff Specialist of the Breast, Endocrine and Acute Care Surgery Unit at the Royal Hobart Hospital in 2016. Edwina was then appointed by the Department of Endocrine Surgery, at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic (OH, USA), as a Clinical and Research Fellow in 2017 and subsequently as a Clinical Associate (junior faculty) in 2018/19.

Edwina has, thus far, authored four book chapters and multiple peer reviewed journal articles. She was awarded the top prize for research for two years by the Diabetes and Metabolism Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

Aside from being a surgeon, Edwina is also a very proud mother of two delightful little children and is married to Vladimir Bolshinsky (colorectal surgeon). She is an enthusiastic committee member of the Women in Surgery Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Edwina’s special interests include:

  • Diagnostic ultrasound and fine needle aspiration – ‘A one stop shop for thyroid nodules’
  • Thyroid surgery: for thyroid cancer, functional thyroid disease (eg. Graves’) and multinodular goitres and conditions that require re-operation
  • Parathyroid surgery: for primary, secondary or tertiary disease
  • Adrenal surgery: all aspects of investigation and surgical management, including adrenal incidentalomas
  • Breast surgery: for benign breast lesions and breast cancer
  • Lymph node biopsies and node basin dissections
  • Screening and surveillance of familial endocrinopathies (eg. FAP)
  • ‘Lumps and bumps’

Edwina will spend all the time that you need to understand your condition and feel comfortable. She is very approachable and is happy to answer any clinical queries you may have, pre or post referral. Please don’t hesitate to ask. 

Hospital Appointments:

  • Peninsula Private Hospital
  • Holmesglen Private Hospital
  • Frankston Private Hospital
  • The Bays Hospital
  • Monash Breast Service


  • Running 
  • Cooking
  • Family
  • Craft


MOORE EC, KRISHNAMURTHY VD (2018) “Cushing’s disease and syndrome”. Pauli and Docimo (Ed.), Clinical Algorithms in General Surgery. New York, NY Springer.

Chapters In Review

Netter’s Surgical Anatomy and Approaches Laparascopic Adrenalectomy. MOORE EC, SIPERSTEIN A (DELANEY) – invited chapter for publication in 2nd Edition with Elsevier

Handwashing in Surgery (UID 3078). MOORE EC, BOLSHINSKY V, WU J- for upcoming publication

Primary Hyperparathyroidism. MOORE EC, MILLER J – Invited chapter for International Association of Endocrine Surgeons Textbook of Endocrine Surgery with Jaypee Medical Publishers, New Delhi. 

Peer Reviewed Publications

Lobe Success Rate for Indeterminate and High-Risk Thyroid Nodules: less is more, less often. MOORE EC, ZOLIN S, KRISHNAMURTHY V, JIN J, SHIN J, BERBER E, SIPERSTEIN A. World Journal of Surgery. 2020 Feb;44(2):408-416 

Receiver Operating Characteristic Analysis of Intraoperative Parathyroid Hormone Monitoring to Determine Optimum Sensitivity and Specificity: Analysis of 896 cases. FOLEY CS, MOORE EC, MILAS M, SHIN J, BERBER E, SIPERSTEIN A. Endocrine Practice. 2019 Nov;25(11):1117-1126 

Autofluorescence Imaging of Parathyroid Glands: An Assessment of Potential Indications. KOSE E, RUDIN A, KAHRAMANGIL B, MOORE EC, AYDIN H, MUSTAFA D, KRISHNAMURTHY V, SIPERSTEIN A, BERBER E. Surgery. 2020 Jan; 167(1):173-179 

Fluorescence in Adrenal Surgery. MOORE EC, BERBER E. Gland Surgery. 2019 Jul; (Suppl 1): S22-S27 

Cryopreservation of Parathyroid Tissue: A White Paper on Establishing a Local Service. MOORE EC, GUPTA S, SIPERSTEIN A. Endocrine Practice. 2019 Jun; 25(6):605-611 

Spironolactone Bodies: An Interesting Pathological Phenomenon in Adrenal Aldosteronomas. MOORE EC, NGUYEN J, MAGI-GALLUZZI C, SIPERSTEIN A. AJSP: Reviews & Reports. 2020 Jan; 25(1):52-53 

Near infra-red imaging in Re-operative Parathyroid Surgery: First Description of Autofluorescence from Cryopreserved Parathyroid Glands MOORE EC, RUDIN A, ALAMEH A, BERBER E. Gland Surgery. 2019 June; 8(3):283-286

Intraoperative Real-Time Localization of Parathyroid Glands with Autofluorescence Imaging. Video Endocrinology. 2018 MOORE EC, SIPERSTEIN A, BERBER E

Calcium Creatinine Clearance Ratio is Not Helpful in Differentiating Primary Hyperparathyroidism from Familial Hypercalcemic Hypocalciuria: A Study of 1000 Patients.  MOORE EC, BERBER E, JIN J, SHIN J, KRISHNAMURTHY K and SIPERSTEIN A. Endocrine Practice: 2018 Nov; 24(11):988-994

Junctional, Root of Neck and Extra-abdominal desmoids: Case series and clinical update. MOORE EC, LEE J, DAVIS S, SERPELL JW. Journal of Solid Tumours. 2014 Nov; 36-42 

Females are more than twice as likely to die as males: an unexpected finding from the BEAM study. MOORE EC, PILCHER DV, BAILEY M, CLELAND H. Journal of Critical Care. 2014; 29:594-598 

The Burns Evaluation and Mortality Study (BEAMS): predicting deaths in Australian and New Zealand burn patients admitted to intensive care with burns. MOORE EC, PILCHER DV, BAILEY MJ, STEPHENS H, CLELAND H. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2013; 75:298–303 

The BEAM Study: an international perspective. Journal of Trauma (March 2013) MOORE EC, PILCHER DV, STEPHENS H, BAILEY M, CLELAND H

How can we improve research opportunities for Australian junior doctors? MOORE EC, KIEU V, HUNTER-SMITH D, SPYCHAL B, NESTEL D. ANZ Journal of Surgery. 2011; 81(12):852-854 

Burns and Smoke Inhalation: A Review. MOORE EC, McCLURE J. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine. 2011; (12)9: 393-398 

A Simple Tool for Mortality Prediction in Burns Patients: APACHE III score and FTSA. MOORE EC, PILCHER DV, MCNAMEE JJ, CLELAND H, BAILEY MJ. Burns. 2010; 36:1086-1091

Mortality prediction and outcomes among burns patients from Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Units. McNAMEE JJ, PILCHER DV, BAILEY MJ, MOORE EC, CLELAND H. Critical Care and Resuscitation. 2010; 12(3):196-201

Candida and Burns: Risk Factors and Outcome. MOORE EC, PADIGLIONE A, WASIAK, J, ELDHO P, CLELAND H. Journal of Burn Care and Research 2009;  31(2):257-263 

The use and abuse of faecal occult blood testing (FOBT) in a general hospital in-patient setting. FRIEDMAN, A; CHAN, A; CHIN, L; DEEN, A; HAMMERSCHLAG G, LEE M, LIDDEL J, LOH K, MOORE EC, NG J GIBSON PR. Internal Medicine Journal. 2010; 40:107-111 


Atlas of General Surgical Techniques: Book Review, General Surgeons Australia, (November 2010) p6, MOORE EC

Prevocational Medical Education, VicDoc, Australian Medical Association Magazine (December 2008) MOORE EC, KIEU V

Preventing Occupational Harassment, VicDoc, Australian Medical Association Magazine (August 2008) MOORE EC, KIEU V

Oral Presentations

Recurrence After Mastectomy for DCIS: impact of surgical margins and radiotherapy. Cleveland Surgical Society, May 7, 2019, Cleveland, USA

Females are more than twice as likely to die as males: an unexpected finding from The BEAM Study ANZICS Annual Scientific Meeting, October 14-18, 2013, Hobart, Tasmania

The BEAM Study: an international perspective RACS Annual Scientific Congress, May 6-10, 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia & ANZBA Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct 9-12, 2012, Hobart, Tasmania

A Simple Tool for Mortality Prediction in Burns Patients: APACHE III score and FTSAEuropean Society of Intensive Care Medicine Annual Congress, October 12-16, 2009 Austria Centre, Vienna, AUSTRIA & Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Conference, May 6-10, 2010, Perth, WA

Effectiveness of Population Based Service-Screening with Mammography for Women 40-49yearsClinical Oncological Society of Australia 37th Annual Scientific Meeting, Nov 6-10, 2010, Melbourne, VIC

The General Surgeon is Dying. AGSFM, Annual General Scientific and Fellowship Meeting, September 12, 2010, Melbourne, VIC

Role of research in prevocational medical education and training – How much, why and where? Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria National Education Symposium, November 9-12, 2008, Hobart TAS

Candidemia in Burns; is there a role for earlier therapy? Australia and New Zealand Burns Association, Annual Scientific Meeting, September 16-19, 2008, Melbourne, VIC & Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Conference, May 6-9, 2009, Brisbane, QLD


The Validity of Calcium Creatinine Clearance Ratio (CCCR) in 1000 Consecutive Patients with Primary Hyperparathyroidism
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons, May 5-8, 2018, Durham, NC, USA

Objective Identification of Parathyroid Tissue Using Autofluorescence during Thyroidectomy: A Quantitative Analysis
American College of Surgeons, October 21-25, 2018, Boston, MA, USA

Candidemia and Thermal Injury: Ten Years’ Experience from a Specialist Burns Unit
Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases Annual Scientific Meeting, March 25-28, 2009, Hunter Valley, NSW

Giant Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers: The Consequences of Neglect
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Annual Scientific Conference, May 6-9, 2009,
Brisbane, QLD


Academic Qualifications

2018-2019 Fellowship, Endocrine Surgery (Cleveland Clinic)
2017 2017 ECFMG Certification
2015 Fellow (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
2006 Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (University of Tasmania)
2005 Bachelor of Medical Science (University of Tasmania)


2019 Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Research Prize
2018 Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute, Cleveland Clinic, Research Prize
2016 St Margaret’s OGS Fellowship Scholarship
2010 Alfred Hospital Henry O’Hara Surgical Research Trust
2010 General Surgeons’ Australia Noel Newton Medal
2010 Alfred Hospital DS Rosengarten Surgical Trainee Research Prize
2009 Alfred Hospital DS Rosengarten Surgical Trainee Research Prize
2009 Alfred Hospital Small Projects Grant
2006 Royal Australasian College of Physicians Prize in Internal Medicine
2006 Australian and New Zealand College Prize for Anesthetics
2004 The University of Tasmania, Dean’s Roll of Excellence

Affiliations, Memberships & Societies

Autralian and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons
Asian Association of Endocrine Surgeons