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High Risk Breast Clinic

Providing personalized care, support and genetic testing for individuals and families at high risk of breast cancer.

The High Risk Breast Clinic at the Breast Cancer Research Centre – WA is a leading medical facility dedicated to providing specialized care to individuals at high risk of developing breast cancer. The clinic is staffed by highly experienced breast physicians and a genetic counselor who work collaboratively to provide comprehensive support, surveillance, and genetic testing for patients and their families.

At the High Risk Breast Clinic, patients receive personalized care that is tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. The clinic’s team of experts conduct a thorough assessment of each patient’s medical history, family history, and other risk factors to determine their level of risk for breast cancer. Based on this evaluation, the team develops a customized care plan that may include regular screenings, genetic testing, and counseling to help patients manage their risk.

In addition to providing top-quality medical care, the High Risk Breast Clinic is also committed to supporting patients and their families throughout their journey. The clinic offers a range of supportive services, including access to educational resources and our on-site clinical psychologists.

Breast Physician

Dr Pamela Thompson

Pamela is a local graduate who began her medical career as a rural General Practitioner with a special interest in women’s health, obstetrics, paediatrics and anaesthetics. She has enjoyed working in private general practice in Perth as well as in the South-West of WA, the Kimberley and overseas. She is a fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and a diplomate of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

In 2013, she began practicing as Breast Physician at Royal Perth Hospital and she continues to work in the Breast Assessment Clinic at Fiona Stanley Hospital. Her particular interests are in the management of women with screen-detected or symptomatic breast problems and women who are at higher risk of breast cancer due to a family history or genetic fault.

She is excited to be a part of the multidisciplinary team at Perth Breast Cancer Institute as she strongly believes that this approach will provide women with the best possible care and outcomes during their journey.

Breast Physician

Dr Susie Kitchin

Dr Susie Kitchin is a local graduate and experienced Breast Physician who has been working in the public sector for many years. After graduating Medicine from University of Western Australia 1999 she worked at Fremantle Hospital, King Edward Memorial Hospital, overseas at Cork University Hospital and then completed her General Practice training in Perth, Kalgoorlie and Karratha, including at Bega Garnbirringu Aboriginal Health Services. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

Since 2013 Susie has been working in the Multidisciplinary Breast Service at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, including BreastScreen WA assessment clinics. With her General Practice background, Susie believes in the holistic care of all patients to complement timely diagnosis and evidence-based management. She is excited to be contributing to the World-class facility of the new Perth Breast Cancer Institute.

Genetic Counsellor

Emma Celis

As a genetic counsellor, I help people navigate their personal risk for inherited cancer conditions and make informed decisions. I strive to unravel the intricacies of genetics, breaking down complex language and concepts into understandable and relatable terms. With a passion for client-centred counselling and open communication, I create a warm and welcoming space for each person I meet.

I am committed to safe, professional practice through using evidence-based theories, practical experience, reflection and collaboration. I listen deeply to my clients and practice human caring through warmth, empathy and genuineness. I place my clients at the centre of all planning and decision-making and meet each person where they are at, valuing their unique needs, cultural and spiritual beliefs along with personal choices.

Before becoming a genetic counsellor, I gained diverse experience through roles in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology research and project management. Having trained as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, I also have a special interest in helping families through the early stages of parenthood.

Beyond my professional pursuits, I find joy in board games that bring people together, carving out time for yoga, watching foreign films and eating food that either makes me reminisce about past travels or planning future adventures. I cherish precious moments with my family, including my two young sons, who constantly remind me of the importance of embracing life's simple pleasures and finding delight in the everyday moments.

I look forward to the opportunity to support you on your unique journey, providing you with compassionate guidance and empowering you to make informed decisions about your health and well-being.


To refer a patient to our High Risk Clinic, please fill and send the referral form to:

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Get in Touch

If you would like to learn more about our High Risk Clinic, please ask your PBCI specialist or contact us directly at:

Phone: 6500 5576
Fax: 6500 5574

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to patients and their families


Consistently running multiple
breast cancer trials