Who I Am
Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgeon
Dr. Elizabeth Sigston is a surgeon in Otorhinolyngology, Head & Neck Surgery (ORLHNS) at Monash Health, including the new Monash Children's Hospital. She is now seeing patients in private rooms located at Holmesglen Private Hospital, through Victorian Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Services and Head & Neck Cancer Services Australia , both located in Suite C4, Level 1, Building 2 Holmesglen Private Hospital, 490 South Road, Moorabbin, and at Bass Coast Health
Dr. Sigston sub specializes in Head & Neck Cancer, Head & Neck Surgery, and Paediactric ENT. She is member of the National ASOHNS Training Board, a Senior Lecturer in Monash University’s Department of Surgery, a mother, entrepreneur, and advocate for wellness in medicine and women in leadership.
As the first mother to be taken into an advanced surgical training program, Dr. Sigston completed her FRACS in 2002 and then spent 3 years specializing in Head & Neck Cancer here and in France. She has previously been a Surgical Supervisor of Training, Executive Director of ORLHNS Unit at Monash Health, is the current Chair of the Surgical Sciences Examination committee for ENT and is a member of the Steering Committee for Monash Health's Women in Medicine Program.
Dr. Sigston is actively involved in research and has a PhD in Head & Neck Cancer research. She recently developed and published a new theory for cancer and is Chief Investigator and Conjoint Grant recipient for the development of innovative 3D printing applications in reconstruction for head & neck cancer patients in collaboration with Monash Institute of Medical Engineering (MIME).
Having breast cancer at 38 gave Dr. Sigston the opportunity to deeply reflect on the importance of gratitude, the concept of being present and the power of conscious behavior. This has enabled a greater empathy with those with cancer and has influenced her approach to management. This is embodied by her 2015 mini-TED type talk, 'Cancer - Beyond the Cure'.
Dr. Sigston is the mother of 2 adult children and values courage, authenticity, inspiration, passion and gratitude.