DR ELYSIA THORNTON-BENKO
MBSc. MBBS(Hons.) PhD FRACGP
Dr Elysia was a highly ranked Australian junior and American College Circuit tennis player who chose to pursue a career in medicine instead of sport, and has been a Doctor since 2003.
Dr Elysia obtained a BSc. from Southern Methodist University Dallas Texas, USA in 1996 while on full tennis scholarship. She completed her Medical Degree with Honours from the University of Western Australia in Perth and her internship at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Perth.
Dr Elysia then returned to her hometown of Sydney. She has worked in a broad range of General Medical, Surgical and Emergency hospital terms. Dr Elysia worked as a Resident and Senior Resident at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) in terms inclusive of Emergency, ICU, Melanoma/Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology, Haematology, Radiation Oncology.Dr Elysia spent 2 years as an Advanced Trainee Registrar in the Radiation Oncology Specialist Program at RPAH.
After choosing to leave Radiation Oncology for more Generalist Medicine, Dr Elysia worked as a Community Palliative Care Registrar and in Paediatrics as a Senior Resident.
In 2005, Dr Elysia was awarded a PhD for her thesis on improving edge detection of mammograms using a neurological vision system model and has several published research papers.
Dr Elysia entered Specialist GP training in 2009, passed her Fellowship exams in 2012 and following from this became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Dr Elysia enjoys all aspects of patient care and sees patients of all ages and health backgrounds from managing pregnancies and newborn care right through to acute and chronic illness in the young, middle aged and elderly. She is involved and has expertise in Cancer Survivorship, and is an Executive Committee Member of related Cancer Survivorship Groups through the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA).
Dr Elysia performs Antenatal Shared Care for Royal Women's and RPAH and can also provide breastfeeding support. She also performs minor skin lesion excisions and skin checks in addition to her varied GP work.
Dr Elysia values holistic care inclusive of wellness and illness prevention.
For more information about Dr Elysia go to www.drelysia.com.au