Dr Mousina is an Australian trained General Surgeon who subspecialises in Breast Surgery.
After completing a Medical Science degree at the University of NSW in 2002, Railya went on to research oncogenic viruses in breast, prostate and endometrial cancers, receiving First Class Honours for her thesis in 2003. She went on to attain a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Sydney in 2008.
Dr Mousina commenced her junior doctor training at Prince of Wales /St. Vincent’s Hospital network in 2009. Subsequently she started specialist training in General Surgery in 2012 and obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2017.
In 2018 Railya worked as the Surgical Superintendent at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPA) in Sydney during which she coordinated the Sydney Central Surgical network of Senior Resident Medical Officers and General Surgical Registrars at RPA. During this time she was the local coordinator for the NSW General Surgery FRACS Examination and ran a number of surgical courses for registrars, junior doctors and medical students as well as managed their performance. Furthermore Railya presided on a number of committees targeting patient safety, culture in the medical workforce and safe working hours for junior doctors. During this time Dr Mousina also worked in the breast unit at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse where she cemented her interest in oncoplastic breast surgery and breast reconstruction.
Dr Mousina commenced postgraduate BreastSurgANZ fellowship training in breast surgery at the Mater, Hornsby, Northern Beaches and Royal North Shore hospitals in 2019. During this time she also worked as a Melanoma Fellow at the Melanoma Institute of Australia. She went on to work in the largest Sydney public hospital breast unit at Westmead Hospital in 2020 where she further perfected breast oncoplastic and reconstructive techniques.
Railya enjoys being both the teacher and the student, she has worked as a clinical lecturer at the Central Clinical School at the University of Sydney and has mentored a number of general surgical registrars in both breast and general surgery. In 2021 she has successfully attained her Masters of Advanced Surgery (Breast Surgery) at the University of Sydney and completed an innovative project on 3D printing in breast cancer surgery.
Railya works as a VMO Surgeon for BreastScreen NSW and operates at Prince of Wales Private and Strathfield Private Hospitals. When not operating, seeing patients or doing research she is running after her 2 young daughters at the beach.