“Multidisciplinary care is of utmost importance to me in achieving patient centred and quality care outcomes.”
Siddhartha (Sid) Baxi is the medical director of the South West Radiation Oncology Service in Bunbury WA, and visiting oncologist to the Western Australian towns of Collie and Busselton. He is also a clinical senior lecturer at the School of Primary, Aboriginal and Rural Health Care at the University of Western Australia. Utilising the experience he gained in the establishment of the Alan Walker Cancer Centre in Darwin (2009-2012), Sid’s current projects include the expansion of radiation oncology services in Bunbury, the introduction of IMRT services for regional WA, the establishment of outreach services, and the mapping of care pathways for indigenous Western Australians.
Sid’s clinical expertise is in advanced radiotherapy treatment techniques. As a generalist oncologist, he treats all adult tumours but has a specific interest in head and neck oncology, prostate cancer, thoracic oncology and stereotactic technologies.
Previously, Sid has held various research positions including associate investigator on the Commonwealth funded DISCOVER-TT project and adjunct research fellow with the Centre for Rural Health WA. He has also served on the WA Country Health Service and Bellberry Human Research Ethics Committees. The time Sid spent in the Northern Territory developed his passion for rural health and highlighted the need to improve access to oncology care for regional and rural Australians.
“My future focus lies in strategic health management and sustainable and accessible oncology service development for regional Australia.”
Sid is a member of key Australian research groups including the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Trans Tasman Radiology Oncology Group (TROG), Australian and New Zealand Urogential and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP), Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO), Australian Sarcoma Group, and the Australian and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG).
He has been an investigator on numerous clinical trials leading to over 18 publications.
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Sid is an avid volunteer and, as a local councillor, is highly involved in advocacy issues in his community. He is concerned about the environment and has been doing his bit by cycling to work for the last six years to reduce his carbon footprint. On weekends, you’ll often find him out on the water enjoying stand up paddle boarding.