Elisabeth Elder is a specialist breast surgeon at the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, with a special interest in oncoplastic and reconstructive surgery. She is involved in numerous research projects and clinical trials within the Westmead Breast Cancer Research Collaborative. She graduated from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden in 1992, where she also completed her general surgery training and a PhD in tumour biology in 2002. She is the President of ASBD and previous chair of the oncoplastic committee of Breast Surgeon in Australia and New Zealand and council member of Breast Surgeons International. She regularly participates in breast cancer education for medical professionals, students as well as patient groups and the broader community.