Dr Whitfield graduated from Monash University in 1998. He trained in general surgery in Western Australia and South Australia from 2005-2008. He was awarded Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2009.
Dr Whitfield undertook post-Fellowship training in breast and endocrine surgery at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide in 2009. In 2010 he was appointed Chief Surgical Resident at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and received additional post-Fellowship training in breast surgery, oncoplastics and breast reconstruction, endocrine surgery and surgical oncology / melanoma surgery. In 2011 Dr Whitfield completed an oncoplastic breast Fellowship in Edinburgh, UK.
Dr Whitfield is a staff specialist general surgeon on the Breast, Endocrine & Surgical Oncology Unit at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and has worked as a Visiting Surgeon at BreastScreen SA since 2012. He has an interest in medical education and is the Chair of the SA & NT Training Committee overseeing general surgery training in these states. He is a member of the binational Board in General Surgery, and is currently undertaking a Masters in Surgical Education.
Dr Whitfield commenced private practice in 2014 and operates at St Andrews Hospital. He is a general surgeon with subspecialty post-Fellowship training in benign and malignant breast surgery, oncoplastics/reconstruction, breast reduction, endocrine surgery and melanoma surgery/surgical oncology.
Visiting Surgeon BreastScreen SA
Member of BreastSurgANZ Executive Council
Member of Australian and New Zealand Endocrine Surgeons
Member of International Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Member of International Surgical Society
Member of General Surgeons Australia
Instructor and Director of Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CCrISP) RACS Course
Member of bi-national CCrISP Committee
Member of RACS South Australian State Committee
Chair SA & NT Training Committee (General Surgery)
Member of GSA Board in General Surgery
Clinical Senior Lecturer University Adelaide