DR ELYSIA THORNTON-BENKO
MBSc. MBBS(Hons.) PhD FRACGP
Dr Elysia was a top ranked Aussie 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.
Elysia obtained a BSc. from Southern Methodist University Dallas Texas, USA in 1996 while on 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. Elysia then returned to her hometown of Sydney and 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.
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, Elysia worked as a Community Palliative Care Registrar and in Paediatrics as a Senior Resident. In 2005 Elysia was awarded a PhD for her thesis on improving edge detection of mammograms using a neurological vision system model.
Elysia also has several published research papers. Elysia entered Specialist GP training in 2009 and passed her Fellowship exams in 2012. Dr Elysia enjoys all aspects of patient care yet continues to have a special interest in oncology and palliative care, inclusive of Cancer Survivorship.
Dr Elysia performs Antenatal Shared Care for Royal Women's and RPAH. She also performs minor skin lesion excisions and skin checks in addition to her varied GP work.