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Dr Julie Liana - SGH


MBBS, MRCS (Edin), MMed (Surg), FRCS (Edin), IBCLC

Associate Consultant

Singapore General Hospital

Specialty: General Surgery

Sub-specialties: Breast Surgery, Surgical Oncology

Clinical Appointments

  • Associate Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Breast Centre
  • Associate Consultant Breast Surgery Singapore General HospitalSingapore General Hospital


Dr Julie is an Associate Consultant with the Department of Breast Surgery in both National Cancer Centre Singapore and Singapore General Hospital. Dr Julie's practice covers benign breast conditions, the diagnosis and surgical treatment of symptomatic and screen detected breast cancer. In addition, she has a keen interest in lactational medicine, and is an International Board certified Lactation Consultant.  Julie is a mother of two young boys and as a breast surgeon, she has managed patients who may suffer complications of breastfeeding, and she hopes to be able to help this group of patients as a lactation consultant. In addition, Julie is leading a multi-disciplinary team in a quality improvement project to streamline treatment for lymphoedema, a complication of axillary dissection. This has been awarded the Surgery ACP grant in 2018.


  • Master of Medicine (Surgery), 2017
  • MRCS (Intercollegiate), 2010
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), 2009
  • GCE A Levels, 2004
  • GCE O Levels, 2002

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships


  • KBCF International Scholarship, Global Breast Cancer Conference 2018
  • Best Resident (Singhealth), 2011

Research Interests

  • Breast cancer
  • Lymphoedema
  • Lactational Medicine


  1. Tan WJ, Hamzah JL, Acharyya S, Foo JF, Lim KH, Tan IBH, Tang CL, Chew MH, Evaluation of Long-Term Outcomes of Microsatellite Instability Status in an Asian Cohort of Sporadic Colorectal Cancers, J Gastrointest Canc, 27 May 2017
  2. Gambre AS, Tan PH, Hamzah JLB, Leong LCH. Rare case of bilateral male breast myofibroblastomas with radio‐pathological correlation. Wiley The Breast Journal 2018 Oct; DOI: 10.1111/tbj.13405
  3. Hamzah JLB, Tan VKM. Fulminant gas‐forming breast abscess associated with synergistic Veillonella infection. Breast J. 2019;00:1–3
  4. Hamzah JLB, Ong KW, Tan YCB. Isolated invasive ductal carcinoma of the nipple‐areolar complex: A rare occurrence yet to be reported in current literature Breast J. 2019;00:1–
  5. J L Hamzah, B Tan, V Tan, P Madhukumar, SZ Lim, YR Sim, W S Yong, Z J Lee, K W Ong, A pilot study comparing Sentimag/Sienna versus standard modality for sentinel lymph node identification in patients with breast cancer. The Breast Journal Oct 2019 DOI: 10.1111/tbj.13660


  1. Establishing a clinical pathway for the identification and treatment of patients with lymphoedema post axillary dissection as part of breast cancer surgery - Surgery ACP Quality improvement Project grant $5000

Research Trials