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Dr Kevin Patterson

Medical Oncologist

Professional qualifications


Areas of interest

General Oncology
Breast cancer
Brain tumours

Dr Patterson gained his medical degree at University of Adelaide in 1985. He undertook internship and basic physician training at Royal Adelaide Hospital and senior training in Medical Oncology at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital with specialist registration and appointment as a Consultant Medical Oncologist at TQEH (dual appointment with Lyell M Hospital) in 1995. He was head of Oncology at LMH until recently and was responsible for the establishment of oncology services at that site

Dr Patterson has been active in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and was director of physician training at TQEH for two years. He has been an investigator on over fifty clinical trials and lead site investigator for breast, brain and sarcoma trials at TQEH. He is currently a member of the Australian Sarcoma Study Group and Australian Breast Cancer Study (therapeutics) scientific advisory committees and member of a number of Australian trial organizations. He is a full member of ASCO and SNO (neuro-oncology) internationally and member of a number of Australian professional groups ( RACP, MOGA,COSA, AMA).

He consults in general oncology in the private and public sectors and has a special interest in breast and brain cancer as well as sarcoma.