“My aim is to provide the latest proven treatment to give my patients the best possible outcome.”
Melanie obtained her medical degree from the University of Western Australia. After graduating, she spent her early medical career at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital before specialising as a radiation oncologist. Upon completing her specialist training, she worked as a fellow at Genesis CancerCare and followed this with a research fellowship at the University of Western Australia before rejoining Genesis CancerCare as a consultant.
Melanie practices at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Perth Radiation Oncology in Wembley. Her clinical and research interests include general radiation oncology, neuro-oncology, head and neck malignancy and breast cancer. She has published numerous papers and presented research at conferences.
Melanie was the recipient of the Hubert Stuerzl Neuro-Oncology award in 2010. This enabled her to undertake a preceptorship at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada. In 2013, she was awarded a Western Australia Cancer and Palliative Care Network Cancer Fellowship. With this grant, she carried out a research study at the University of Western Australia exploring cancer stem cells and new approaches in the treatment of brain tumours.
Melanie’s has also previously studied patterns of care in neuro-oncology in Western Australia, resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals.
Melanie is a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), and is a member of the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG), the Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO) and the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO).
She is currently an investigator in several clinical trials.
Did you know?
One of Mel’s goals is the run the Perth City to Surf in less than 60 minutes? The last time she tried she finished in 65 minutes. Will this be the year?