“Ultimately, I want to cure my patient’s cancer or improve their quality of life. Timely access to state-of-the-art technology helps me to achieve this for my patient.”
Eugene graduated from the University of Western Australia with his medical degree in 2001. He went on to complete specialist training in radiation oncology at Sir Charles Gairdner and Royal Perth hospitals and became a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) in 2010.
He undertook a postgraduate clinical research fellowship in breast cancer oncology at the Australian and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG), and was a locum consultant radiation oncologist at the Calvary Mater Hospital in Newcastle prior to moving back to Western Australia (WA) in 2011.
Upon his return to WA, Eugene became involved in the establishment of the only regional radiotherapy service in Western Australia, the South West Radiation Oncology Service, which opened in Bunbury in 2011. He continues to consult in Bunbury as a generalist radiation oncologist and also holds clinics in Mandurah, enabling more patients to be treated closer to home. In Perth, he practices at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Murdoch and Perth Radiation Oncology in Wembley.
Despite working across all tumour types, Eugene has specific clinical expertise and interest in the treatment of breast, lung, gastrointestinal and skin cancers.
Involved in ongoing education and training, Eugene is currently a senior clinical lecturer with the Rural Clinical Medical School of Western Australia and an examiner with the RANZCR for the phase I radiation oncology exams. He maintains an active interest in research and, as a principal investigator of clinical trials with the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG), has seven peer reviewed publications to his name. He is also the chairperson of the Genesis CancerCare WA education and research subcommittee.
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Eugene is married with three young children. He figures he’s now well qualified to lecture on the art of changing nappies! He’s keen to improve his golf and tennis games, but most of all enjoys spending quality time with his family.