"As oncologists, we are privileged to share in the life of each one of our patients during one of their most vulnerable times. I believe it is our duty to strive to deliver the best possible treatment while taking the time to understand the whole picture for each patient we meet."
Susan completed her medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 2003. As a junior doctor at Royal Perth Hospital, she began working in radiation oncology which sparked a passion to specialise in the discipline.
An opportunity to begin specialist training and contribute to the local community opened up in Port Macquarie's newly opened cancer centre on the mid north coast of NSW. From there, Susan moved to Sydney to further her training at Royal North Shore Hospital before returning home to Perth to complete training.
In 2015, Susan was awarded a WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network Cancer Fellowship which she undertook at Fiona Stanley Hospital. This involved setting up a clinical research project to evaluate the role of adaptive radiation therapy in patients with head and neck cancers.
Susan has a key interest in education and teaches medical students at the University of Western Australia, as well as radiation oncology registrars in training.
She is a member of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (Radiation Oncology) and the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO).
Susan treats all patients but has a special interest in head and neck cancer, palliative radiation therapy, lymphoma, lung, and breast cancer.
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Susan is married, has one young son, and a retired ex-racing greyhound. On the weekend, you'll find her squeezing in a run, cooking up a feast, or in search of good food with friends and family.