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Dr Lina Pugliano - Medical Oncologist


Dr. Lina is a medical oncologist specialising in the management of breast cancer. Working clinically at both the Mater Hospital in North Sydney and The Northern Cancer Institute at St Leonards, she is known to be an avid volunteer in the Australian, New Zealand breast cancer trial groups and is actively involved in clinical trials.


For Dr. Lina, teaching is a major aspect of her clinical practice. She is involved with medical student teaching and co-ordination of the curriculum for oncology as well as teaching and supervising junior medical staff and oncologists in training.

Accompanying her teaching role at the University of Sydney’s clinical school, Dr. Lina has also taken up a research role. Her areas of research centre on the impact of obesity in breast cancer risk and lifestyle interventions.

She was funded by the Breast International Group (BIG) as a research fellow at the Institute Jules Bordet, a leading oncological hospital in Brussels Belgium between the years 2011 – 2013. This research fellowship in breast cancer allowed her to collaborate with international leaders in breast cancer research, gaining first hand experience in intellectual insights into breast cancer, new treatment and drug development.


Receiving her medical training at the prestigious Royal Prince Alfred contributes to her impressive history and practical experience. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery both obtained at the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) at the University of New South Wales.

Dr. Lina is a passionate oncologist focused on both treatments and caring for her patients. Her extensive skills and knowledge on breast cancer allow her to fully facilitate for her patients and most importantly, provide the support that they require.


Learn more about Dr. Lina’s scope of her current research here.
Learn more about Dr. Lina’s Research with access to her online papers.
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