Michael is an honours graduate of Monash University Medical School. He trained as a radiation oncology registrar at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and spent his fellowship year overseas at the Royal Marsden Hospital, United Kingdom. He spent this year as a clinical-research fellow focussing in prostate cancer, IMRT and active surveillance. He received a merit award for his work on PSA kinetics in prostate cancer from the American Society of Clinical Oncologists Annual Meeting. He then returned to Australia and worked as a staff specialist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in head and neck and gastrointestinal cancers.
Michael has special interests in intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT). He has strong beliefs in improving the knowledge of target delineations and interested in the role of cone-beam CT in radiotherapy treatment. He also won the Varian prize for his research project in conformal radiotherapy and sparing of salivary glands in 2005.
Michael consults at the East Melbourne, Richmond, Epping and Ringwood centres.
Michael is currently the Chairperson of a TROG national study assessing the clinical effective, safety and costs into using Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) in anal cancer. Link for TROG study.
AREAS OF INTEREST
- Prostate Cancer
- Prostate LDR-Seed Brachytherapy
- Gastrointestinal Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Head and Neck Cancer