Dr Stephen Birrell graduated from Flinders University in undergraduate medicine and was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy in molecular oncology. He has studied in Europe and the USA in surgical oncology.
He has been in Private Surgical practice in Adelaide for over seventeen years, exclusively in breast surgery and reconstructive surgery with plastic surgeons Dr Tim Proudman and Dr Quoc Lam.
Dr Birrell has a special interest in hormonal regulation of the breast and breast cancer genetics. He is a frequent international speaker and has a long collaboration with Professor Wayne Tilley; Head of the Dame Roma Research Laboratories The Hanson Institute, University of Adelaide.