Specialist Breast Cancer & Endocrine Surgeon​

Dr Ruben Cohen-Hallaleh


Dr Ruben Cohen-Hallaleh is a experienced breast cancer and endocrine surgeon based in Sydney. Has has extensive experience and maintains a high-volume clinical practice due to his commitment in the public hospital system, where he treats hundreds of breast cancer patients each year. He is dedicated to translating the latest evidence-based, surgical and non-invasive medical science into individualised patient care.


About Me

Dr Ruben Cohen-Hallaleh specialises in breast cancer and oncoplastic surgery.

Dr Cohen-Hallaleh offers his patients the latest surgical techniques and non-invasive treatments with a careful consideration for each patient and their unique circumstance. With a special interest in oncoplastic breast surgery, Dr Cohen-Hallaleh maintains an aesthetic approach to both benign and cancerous breast conditions, applying the latest reconstructive techniques to preserve natural form and shape during the one procedure. His focus is on achieving the best outcomes in both cancer surgery and breast appearance, enabling women to maintain their breast shape and body image after surgery.

Dr Cohen-Hallaleh is actively involved in research and clinical trials, particularly in the field of breast cancer. He has been appointed as a Consultant Specialist for BreastScreen Australia and a VMO at the Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital.


Sub-Specialised Training

Dr Ruben Cohen-Hallaleh is a Conjoint Associate Lecturer at UNSW and an Associate Senior Lecturer at Western Sydney University.

After extensive training placement and specialist fellowships, he became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014, and received his Masters (ChM) in General Surgery from the University of Edinburgh in 2017.

Dr Cohen-Hallaleh’s international experience includes a Clinical Surgical Oncology Fellowship at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London, UK, and Head / Neck / Breast / Endocrine Surgical Fellowship in Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand.

Closer to home, he has a completed a post-fellowship training in association with BreastSurgANZ (Breast Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand) at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, and St Vincent’s Hospital.

Throughout his career, Dr Cohen-Hallaleh has showed great initiative, skill and dedication as a surgeon, scientist, researcher and educator. His research has been widely published in medical journals and presented in medical forums internationally, including Japan and Spain. He is a regular instructor with the College of Surgeons and teaches on multiple courses


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