Dr. Melinda van Oosterum - Rural Surgeon

Melinda is a rural general surgeon based in Bathurst, NSW. She works part time in her private practice, and part time as the Clinical Co-ordinator and Designated Surgeon for Greater Western NSW BreastScreen.

She grew up in Mudgee NSW and has been a long-term advocate for rural healthcare and services, serving on the Rural Surgery Section of RACS, and having worked in places like Whyalla SA and Mt Isa Qld, before settling in Bathurst.

She has four young children with her partner, Dallas, and a small Australian Stock Horse stud on acreage out of town.