EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Allied Health Specialist

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

Contact
Phone
(08) 6304 3444
Email
emri@ecu.edu.au
Fax
(08) 6304 2499
Web
exercisemedicine.org.au
Research demonstrates overwhelmingly that exercise during and following cancer treatment provides many benefits to cancer survivors including, but not limited to:
  • Reduced impact of disease symptoms and treatment-related side-effects, including fatigue and nausea
  • Maintenance or increases in muscle mass, strength, physical function, balance bone density, and loss of fat
  • Improved immune function, cardiovascular fitness, and mood
  • Positive effects on survival
The exercise clinic within Shenton House is operated by Edith Cowan University’s Exercise Medicine Research Institute (ECU EMRI). It doesn’t matter if a patient has never exercised before. After a thorough assessment by a professional exercise physiologist, taking into account the potential side-effects of treatment, an individual exercise prescription is developed which encourages individuals to go at their own pace whilst recognising that some days may be better than others. It’s the one proven thing that cancer survivors can do to help their body recover and stay strong – all within a fun and positive environment where lasting friendships are often made. The program is available to cancer survivors undergoing treatment with GenesisCare, subject to a signed medical consent from their doctor.

HPS Pharmacy

Allied Health Specialist

HPS Pharmacy

Contact
Phone
(08) 6369 8400
Email
chandler.lin@hpspharmacies.com.au
Fax
(08) 9300 1801
Web
hps.com.au
The HPS Pharmacy located on Level 2 of Shenton House provides patient medications to GenesisCare’s ‘Grace Unit’ on Level 3. Chemotherapy is prepared on site by highly qualified pharmacists and technicians and delivered fresh to the unit. Patients can also take outpatient prescriptions to the pharmacy to be filled. The pharmacy is staffed by clinical pharmacists who can provide advice about drug interactions, dosages and potential adverse drug reactions. These pharmacists have direct interaction with patients being treated in the Grace Unit, adding another level of service and patient education.

Julie Sykes

Prostate Cancer Specialist Nurse

Julie Sykes

RN

Julie is a registered nurse with special training and a wealth of experience in prostate cancer having worked in both the UK and Western Australia in senior urology nursing roles. Julie’s work has involved the delivery of several nurse-led diagnostic and cancer survivorship services which are close to her heart. She has also been responsible for initiatives to promote nursing best practice and to improve patient care outcomes, including the development of evidence-based practice standards, policies and consumer materials. Julie is also past president of the Australia and New Zealand Urological Nursing Society and has an extensive publication and presentation profile on prostate cancer nursing and research. Most relevant to her role at the Prostate Care Centre is Julie’s experience in developing and implementing the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia’s Prostate Cancer Specialist Nursing Service. This national program currently funds 45 prostate cancer specialist nurses hosted in hospitals across Australia, and provides men and their families with a much needed extra level of support. Julie welcomes all men and their families affected by prostate cancer who live in the Joondalup or Wanneroo shires or who are under the care of a specialist at Shenton House in Joondalup or Joondalup Health Campus.

Dr Tim Clay

Medical Oncologist

Dr Tim Clay

MBBS (Hons) DMedSci FRACP

Contact
Phone
(08) 6465 9200 or (08) 6465 9921
Email
tim@drtimclay.com.au
Fax
(08) 6465 9250
Web
drtimclay.com.au
Tim received his undergraduate medical degree from UWA in 2004 with honours. In 2010, he moved to Victoria and undertook advanced training in medical oncology at Geelong Hospital (Barwon Health) and at St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne. Tim returned home to Perth in 2014, working initially at Royal Perth Hospital and Rockingham General Hospital. Deciding to concentrate fully on private practice, Tim left these positions to join GenesisCare in Joondalup in 2017. He also consults at St John of God Hospital in Subiaco and elsewhere. Tim is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP), a member of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA), and a member of the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA). Tim is actively involved in cooperative clinical trials groups to improve the treatment options of future cancer patients. In 2016, he completed a doctoral thesis. Tim is married with two young children and is quite the amateur comedian.

Dr Andrew Dean

Medical Oncologist

Dr Andrew Dean

MB CHB, MRCP (UK), FRACP

Andrew trained initially in the UK and after immigrating to Australia, continued his training in internal medicine and palliative care at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH) in Perth and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. On returning to Perth, Andrew established the palliative care service at SCGH and St John of God Hospital (SJOG) Subiaco, and was appointed professor of palliative medicine by the University of Western Australia. Driven by his passion to help patients with life-threatening illnesses, Andrew furthered his training in medical oncology and began working full-time as a medical oncologist in 2006. He is currently the head of the Department of Medical Oncology at SJOG Subiaco and a valued consultant with GenesisCare at Shenton House in Joondalup. Andrew is a member of numerous professional societies, treats all adult solid tumours, and has published articles on symptom control and the molecular profiling of solid tumours. Andrew regularly flies himself to Geraldton for his oncology clinic, practised jujitsu for 22 years, and loves to cook up a feast in the kitchen.

A/Prof Joe Cardaci

Nuclear Medicine Physician

A/Prof Joe Cardaci

MBBS FAANMS FRACP

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Joe graduated from the University of Western Australia and subsequently completed his specialty training in nuclear medicine with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians through Royal Perth Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. He entered private practice at an early stage of his career and was a visiting specialist at Royal Perth Hospital. Joe’s interest in nuclear medicine is predominantly in therapeutic applications. He was involved in the early clincial trials of SIR-Spheres in the treatment of liver tumours, and continues an active clinical service in the multidisciplinary treatment of these tumours.  His therapy interests also include the use of alpha and beta particle therapy for bone tumours, and radioiodine therapy of thyroid diseases. In conjunction with Theranostics Australia and, subsequently, GenesisCare, Joe established the first private lutetium radiopeptide therapy service in Australia, treating mainly advanced prostate and neuroendocrine tumours. He has participated in clinical trials using radionuclide therapies in prostate, colorectal and neuroendocrine tumours. In addition to his nuclear medicine duties, Joe actively practices as a general medicine physician at Hollywood Private Hospital. He is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate medical education, and is Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Notre Dame.

A/Prof Nat Lenzo

Nuclear Medicine Physician

A/Prof Nat Lenzo

BSc BMedSci(Hons) MBBS MMed MHSvMgt EMBA FRACP FAANMS GAICD

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Nat graduated in medicine from the University of Western Australia and then completed a fellowship in nuclear medicine at the University of Michigan. Apart from undergraduate science, research and medical degrees, he also holds master’s degrees in medicine, health service management and business administration, and is currently completing a masters in advanced oncology at Ulm University in Germany. From 2001 – 2006, Nat was the inaugural head of the Western Australian PET/cyclotron service based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Previously, he also held head of department positions at Royal Perth Hospital and Fremantle Hospital. Currently, Nat is an associate clinical professor at the University of Western Australia, fellow of health sciences at Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney, consultant nuclear physician at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and general physician at St John of God Hospital Murdoch. With a strong track record in developing clinical and research services in the public and private sectors, Nat’s research interests are in new molecular imaging and targeted therapeutic agents in neurosciences and oncology. He is the co-investigator on a number of grants, a principal investigator in several multicentre clinical trials, and a co-author on 50 peer reviewed publications, predominantly in the areas of molecular imaging and therapy in neuroscience and oncology. In 2015, Nat founded Theranostics Australia, now fully owned by GenesisCare, where he remains in the position of clinical director. He is committed to expanding the field of theranostics with GenesisCare in Australia and overseas.

A/Prof Raphael Chee

Radiation Oncologist

A/Prof Raphael Chee

MBBS FRANZCR

Raphael obtained his initial medical degree from UWA in 1996 and completed specialist training in radiation therapy at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. This was followed by a fellowship in image-guided radiotherapy and gynaecology/brachytherapy at the Austin Hospital in Victoria. He was Head of the Department of Radiation Oncology at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital from 2011 – 2013 before moving to GenesisCare where he is currently the director of cancer services at Shenton House in Joondalup, and a consultant at Fiona Stanley Hospital, GenesisCare Wembley and Geraldton. Heavily involved in his profession, Raphael holds numerous professional memberships and is also Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Medical & Health Sciences at ECU, and Assistant Professor at the School of Surgery at UWA. Raphael is one of only two specialised gynaecological radiation oncologists in Western Australia and experienced in the highly technical aspects of radiation therapy practice. Raphael is married with young children and enjoys losing himself in our suburbs on extra-long bike rides.

Dr Susan Mincham

Radiation Oncologist

Dr Susan Mincham

MBBS FRANZCR

Susan completed her medical degree at the University of Western Australia in 2003. Her initial specialist training in radiation oncology took her to Port Macquarie (NSW) followed by Sydney, and in 2015 she was awarded a WA Cancer and Palliative Care Network Cancer Fellowship which she completed at Fiona Stanley Hospital. 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. 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.

Dr Evan Ng

Radiation Oncologist

Dr Evan Ng

MBBS FRANZCR

Evan completed his medical degree at UWA and his specialist training in radiation oncology at Sir Charles Gairdner and Royal Perth hospitals. After a postgraduate fellowship with GenesisCare, Evan perfected his skills in stereotactic body irradiation and image guided radiotherapy in New York, working at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and Mount Sinai St Luke’s-Roosevelt hospitals. In addition to his practice at the PCC, Evan is the director of radiation oncology training at Fiona Stanley Hospital and a consultant with GenesisCare Wembley. He also holds memberships with the Royal Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP). Evan’s interest in prostate cancer, testosterone suppression and recovery after treatment has resulted in several publications and poster presentations. Evan is a bit of a sports fan, an avid golfer and a keen snowboarder.

C/Prof Nigel Spry

Radiation Oncologist

C/Prof Nigel Spry

MBBS PhD FRCP FRCR FRANZCR FRACHPM

Nigel has a wealth of clinical and research experience as reflected by his professorial appointments at UWA, ECU and Curtin University. He is a senior specialist in radiation oncology with GenesisCare and has visiting specialist rights at a number of other hospitals. With a passion for practical research that translates into direct benefits for patients, Nigel has published over 160 peer reviewed papers, has presented at over 100 national and international meetings, and has been a reviewer for international scientific journals. His ongoing work with ECU on the reduction of comorbidities in cancer patients through tailored exercise programs has helped patients recover quicker from cancer and has led to a change in the standard of care of cancer patients. In addition to numerous advisory roles, Nigel holds memberships with the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG), the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USA), the Genito-Urinary Oncological Group (GUOG), and the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). Nigel is on leave until October 2018.

Dr Rohen White

Radiation Oncologist

Dr Rohen White

MBBS FRANZCR

Following completion of a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at UWA in 2000, Rohen completed specialist training in radiation oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Windeyer Fellowship which took him to the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre in London for further subspecialist training in urological, breast and haematological malignancies. Rohen then spent a second fellowship year at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. With an extensive research and peer-reviewed publication portfolio, Rohen maintains an active interest in research projects across a broad range of tumour sites. He holds numerous memberships including the European Society for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO), the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO), and the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG). In addition to his work with GenesisCare at Shenton House, Rohen is director of training for radiation oncology (at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital), and an oncology lecturer to medical students. When not caring for patients, Rohen enjoys playing and watching sports (Go Eagles!), seeking out good coffee or playing piano.

Dr Yvonne Zissiadis

Radiation Oncologist

Dr Yvonne Zissiadis

MBBS FRANZCR

Yvonne obtained her medical degree in Western Australia and then moved to the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Melbourne to complete specialist training in radiation oncology. She then undertook fellowships at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, before returning to Perth. Yvonne is President of the Australasian Society for Breast Disease and conjoint lecturer at ECU and UWA. She holds numerous national and international professional memberships and has a strong interest in clinical research. Yvonne treats predominantly breast, lower gastro-intestinal, upper gastro-intestinal and haematological cancers and is interested in patient satisfaction and the impact of exercise. In addition to Shenton House, she also consults with GenesisCare in Wembley, at Fiona Stanley Hospital and Hollywood Medical Centre. When not at work, you’ll find Yvonne enjoying family activities, watching a good movie or cooking chocolate brownies.

Dr Kevin Ho

Radiologist

Dr Kevin Ho

MBBS, FRANZCR, EBIR

Kevin is a medical graduate from the University of Western Australia, and completed his radiology specialty training with the WA Radiology Training Program. Following this training, he completed body imaging and interventional radiology fellowships with the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and McGill University in Montreal. On return to Perth in 2014, he joined Perth Radiological Clinic. Kevin also holds a post at Fiona Stanley Hospital as an interventional radiologist. He has a passion for all aspects of interventional radiology, and an interest in new and emerging techniques such as prostate artery embolization. He holds the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) qualification with the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE), and was co-convenor at the 2017 RANZCR Annual Scientific Meeting. Kevin’s speciality areas include abdominal and pelvic imaging, oncological imaging including prostate MRI, vascular imaging, and interventional radiology

Dr Martin Marshall

Radiologist

Dr Martin Marshall

MBChB FFRAD (D) SA FRANZCR

Martin graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa in 1988 and completed his radiological training at the Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town in 1996. In 1997, Martin moved to Western Australia to take up a consultant radiologist position at Royal Perth Hospital. In 2004, he joined Perth Radiological Clinic and he is currently the managing partner at Perth Radiological Clinic’s Joondalup Health Campus Branch. Martin has numerous professional appointments and scientific presentations to his name. His key speciality areas include abdominal and genito-urinary imaging, vascular imaging, and general interventional radiology.

Dr Phil Misur

Radiologist

Dr Phil Misur

MBChB, FRANZCR

Philip graduated from Auckland Medical School in 1998 and commenced his radiology training in 2000 with the RANZCR Diagnostic Imaging Training Scheme in Auckland. He completed his radiology training in 2005 and commenced a year-long fellowship in body and interventional imaging at Royal Perth Hospital that same year. From 2006 to 2007 he was a medical officer with the New Zealand Army Provincial Reconstruction team in Afghanistan. In 2007 he became a consultant radiologist at Royal Perth Hospital. Philip also joined SKG radiology that year, becoming Clinical Director of Murdoch Hospital in 2012. From 2008 until 2012, Philip was Chair of the WA branch of the RANZCR. In 2016, Philip joined Perth Radiological Clinic. Philips’s speciality areas include all aspects of body, interventional and oncological imaging with a special interest in liver, biliary, pancreatic, renal, prostate, perineal and female pelvic MRI. He also performs subcutaneous and deep organ biopsies of the lung, liver, renal and lymph nodes.

Dr Basil Sclanders

Radiologist

Dr Basil Sclanders

MBChB, FC Rad, (SA), FRCR, FRANZCR

Basil graduated from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2002. He completed his radiology training at the University of Witwatersrand in 2009 obtaining Fellowship of the College of Diagnostic Radiology, South Africa that same year. In 2010, he worked as a consultant radiologist at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London, a lead centre for hepatobiliary imaging and neuroendocrine tumours. In 2011, he commenced fellowship training in oncology imaging including MRI and CT at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. This included being part of a seminal study of MRI in rectal cancer (Mercury II), and he obtained Fellowship of the College of Radiology (UK) that same year. He relocated to Western Australia and joined Perth Radiological Clinic in 2013. Basil’s key speciality is oncology imaging, specifically hepatobiliary, colorectal, urological and gynaecological imaging.

Dr Stephen Tiang

Radiologist

Dr Stephen Tiang

MBBS, FRANZCR

Stephen graduated from the University of Western Australia’s Medical School in 2006. He commenced his radiology training in the WA Radiology Training Scheme is 2010. At the end of 2015 he completed his training and gained FRANZCR. He completed a fellowship in body imaging at Auckland City Hospital in 2016. He returned to Perth in early 2017 and joined Perth Radiological Clinic in March. Stephen also holds consultant radiologist appointments at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Fremantle Hospital and Rockingham General Hospital. Stephen’s speciality is body imaging including prostate MRI.

Dr Ross Vander Wal

Radiologist

Dr Ross Vander Wal

MBBS (Hons), FRANZCR, EBIR

Ross graduated with honours from the University of Western Australia in 2005. He entered the Western Australian radiology training program in 2008 and completed training in 2012. He completed two 1-year fellowships with McGill University Health Campus in Montreal, Canada; the first in Abdominal Radiology and the second in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He returned to Perth in July 2015 where he joined Perth Radiological Clinic. He also works as a consultant radiologist at Fiona Stanley Hospital. Ross’s key speciality areas include abdominal, pelvic and vascular imaging and interventional radiology.

Dr Jerard Ghossein

Urologist

Dr Jerard Ghossein

MBBS FRACS

Contact
Phone
08 9370 9860
Email
admin@ghossein.com.au
Fax
08 9370 9833
Jerard obtained his medical degree from the University of Western Australia and then completed specialist training in urology across Western Australian hospitals, being admitted as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in 2002. He subsequently completed a fellowship in advanced urology at Hôpital Bichat – Claude Bernard in Paris. Passionate about teaching, Jerard spent considerable time on the national board of urological training and continues to teach medical students, junior medical staff and urological trainees. Jerard has a special interest in urological oncology, laparoscopy and reconstructive surgery. His other interests include cycling, cooking and family time. In addition to the PCC, Jerard also consults at St John of God Mount Lawley Medical Centre. Languages: English French Arabic Italian

Dr Andrew Tan

Urologist

Dr Andrew Tan

MBChB FRACS

Originally from New Zealand, Andrew completed his initial medical degree and specialist urological training at the University of Otago. He was subsequently awarded a travelling scholarship by the Endourology Society and undertook a fellowship in laparoscopy and endourology at University of Western Ontario in Canada. Andrew’s main area of interest is uro-oncology with a particular focus on kidney and prostate cancer, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, and minimally invasive treatment of prostate enlargement with holmium laser surgery. Andrew has taught internationally on laparoscopy and laser surgery, and has published several research papers and book chapters. Andrew is a training supervisor in urology and also holds a consultant positon in urology and kidney transplant at Fiona Stanley Hospital. In addition to seeing patients at the PCC, he also practices at Hollywood Private Hospital, and is a visiting specialist to Geraldton. Andrew is married with three children, is a middle of the pack triathlete and enjoys cooking, reading about history, and family time.

Dr Isaac Thyer

Urologist

Dr Isaac Thyer

MBBS FRACS

Contact
Phone
(08) 6323 5750
Email
reception@thyerurology.com.au
Fax
(08) 6365 2803
Isaac obtained his undergraduate qualifications in Mechanical Engineering and Commerce from The University of Western Australia and then in Medicine from the University of Sydney. He then undertook advanced urological training in Western Australia and Victoria. In 2013 he was awarded the Keith Kirkland Travelling Fellowship in Urology. He was awarded his fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2015. In that year he underwent further observational training in the treatment of testicular cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York. Isaac is involved in regular teaching activities for trainees in urology and other surgical specialties. Isaac has current appointments and regular operating lists as at Fiona Stanley Hospital, Hollywood Private Hospital, Joondalup Health Campus, St John of God Hospital, Geraldton and Geraldton Regional Hospital. His other interests include water sports, middle and long distance running and raising his three children.

Dr Aleksandra Vujovic

Urologist

Dr Aleksandra Vujovic

MBBS FRACS

Contact
Phone
(08) 9271 9066
Fax
(08) 9271 0409
Web
vujovic.com.au
Aleksandra graduated from UWA and also completed specialist urological training in Western Australia. This was then followed by a 12-month fellowship at St Mary's Hospital, Portsmouth, UK. Aleksandra’s special interests include:
  • Complex endourology
  • Uro-oncology
  • Complete stone management
  • Laparoscopic renal surgery
  • Voiding dysfunction (male & female)
  • Urodynamics
  • Neuro-urology
Aleksandra holds full membership of the The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand and is accredited at numerous Perth hospitals. In addition to patient consultation at the PCC, she also sees patients at her rooms in Mount Lawley.

Whether it’s for diagnosis or treatment, patients attending the PCC are treated as individuals by a team of specialist doctors and allied health professionals with complimentary skill sets who really do care. It’s a true multidisciplinary approach.

It’s what makes the PCC different.