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Your Treatment Team

The Radiation Oncology Team at Calvary Mater Newcastle has a diverse range of specialist staff to assist you through your treatment plan. As well as your  Radiation Oncologist,  you will also see a number of other specialty health care staff who are there to advise and care for you throughout your cancer journey.

Radiation Therapists

Radiation Therapists use radiation to treat cancer in patients. They work as part of a larger Radiation Oncology Team to administer your treatment. Radiation Therapists use linear accelerators to treat you. This equipment directs radiotherapy into cancerous cells. Before a treatment you will speak to your Radiation Therapist and they can answer questions you may have.

Nursing Team

At Calvary Mater Newcastle we pride ourselves on our great nursing care. Nurses are an integral part of your journey as you undergo your treatment. Our nurses are there for you and your family and provide the very best advice in all aspects of your care. Just ask our nurses if you need any assistance at any time, they are there for you.

Allied Health

Experiencing problems and changes with your health can be a very difficult and stressful time for you and your carer/family. There are many concerns and problems which can arise for patients as they undertake treatment and plan for the future. Allied Health Services provide assistance to patients and their families with respect to the wide range of health care, personal concerns and practical needs which may arise during treatment.

Calvary Mater Newcastle Allied Health Team provides inpatient, outpatient and at home care and programs for our patients. These health care services include, but are not limited to, dietitians, social workers, physiotherapists, speech pathologists and pastoral care workers. 
You and your carer/family can ask to speak to any of our Allied Health staff. All are available for your assistance at various times of your treatment journey.

Mahesh Kumar

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Radiation Oncologist

Dr Kumar is the Director of Radiation Oncology at Calvary Mater Newcastle. Dr Kumar is a radiation oncologist and Conjoint Lecturer at University of Newcastle who sub-specialises in head and neck, gastrointestinal and lung cancer, melanoma,…

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Jane Ludbrook

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Radiation Oncologist

Dr Ludbrook is a Senior Radiation Oncologist and Conjoint Lecturer at University of Newcastle. She sub-specialises in breast, lung, palliative and stereotactic radiotherapy, especially lung and body. Her current research interests focus on lung cancer…

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Jim Denham OAM

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Radiation Oncologist

Dr Denham is a Senior Radiation Oncologist and Professor at University of Newcastle who sub-specialises in genitourinary cancer. He has a significant commitment to prostate cancer research and leads the RADAR prostate clinical trial team.

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Peter O’Brien

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Radiation Oncologist

Dr O’Brien is a Senior Radiation Oncologist and Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle who sub-specialises in breast, gynaecological cancer and HDR brachytherapy, skin, lymphoma and sarcoma. He has a special interest in quality assurance in…

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Sanjiv Gupta

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Radiation Oncologist

Dr Gupta is a Radiation Oncologist and Conjoint Lecturer at University of Newcastle who sub-specialises in paediatric cancer, lymphoma, neuro-oncology and stereotactic cranial irradiation and lung cancer. He is currently the Departmental Director of Training in…

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Jarad Martin

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Radiation Oncologist

A/Prof Jarad Martin is a Senior Staff Specialist Radiation Oncologist with a Conjoint appointment at the University of Newcastle who subspecialises in the multidisciplinary treatment of genitourinary and gastrointestinal cancers. He is Director of Research…

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Chris Wratten

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Radiation Oncologist

Dr Wratten is a Senior Radiation Oncologist and Conjoint Lecturer at University of Newcastle who sub-specialises in head and neck, thyroid, prostate, skin cancer and melanoma. He has a special interest in head and neck…

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Anne Capp

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Radiation Oncologist

Dr Capp is a Senior Radiation Oncologist and Conjoint Lecturer at the University of Newcastle, who sub-specialises in genitourinary, gynaecological and lower gastrointestinal cancers and lymphoma. She has a special interest in research in gynaecological…

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Geetha Govindarajulu

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Radiation Oncologist

Dr Govindarajulu is a Radiation Oncologist and Conjoint Lecturer at University of Newcastle who sub-specialises in breast, lung, palliative and stereotactic body radiotherapy as well as gynaecological cancer and HDR brachytherapy.

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Swetha Sridharan

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Radiation Oncologist

Dr Sridharan is a Radiation Oncologist and Conjoint Lecturer at University of Newcastle who sub-specialises in genitourinary and gastrointestinal cancer, gynaecological cancer and HDR brachytherapy. She is currently the Director of Pre-Vocational Training of junior…

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Mimi Tieu

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Radiation Oncologist

Dr Tieu is a Radiation Oncologist and Conjoint Lecturer at University of Newcastle who sub-specialises in head and neck, skin cancer and neuro-oncology with stereotactic cranial irradiation. She is the Radiation Oncology Co-ordinator for Undergraduate Training…

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John Simpson

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Chief Medical Physicist

John Simpson is the Manager of a large team of medical physicists, hospital scientists, and biomedical engineers in the provision of clinical, research, development, quality assurance and maintenance services in radiation treatment. He is a…

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Ashley Powell

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Nurse Unit Manager

Ashley Powell is the Nurse Unit Manager for Radiation Oncology and Outpatient Accommodation, responsible for 14 nursing staff. The Radiation Oncology nurses support patients by providing education, triaging, managing side effects and coordinating care with…

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Karen Jovanovic

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Chief Radiation Therapist

Dr Karen Jovanovic is the Manager of over 65 Radiation Therapists, who are the technical staff providing planning and delivery of radiation treatment. Karen has a special interest in patient education and was awarded Doctor…

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Allied Health

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Allied Health

The Radiation Oncology Team at Calvary Mater Newcastle has a diverse range of specialist staff to assist you through your treatment plan. As well as your Radiation Oncologist,  you will also see a number of…

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