Dr John Leung
ASSOC. PROF JOHN LEUNG - RADIATION ONCOLOGIST
Assoc Prof Leung completed his radiation oncology training mostly in Melbourne, predominantly at Peter MacCallum Institute. He commenced work as a consultant at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney in 1994 and has been in Adelaide since 1996 working as a director/partner at Adelaide Radiotherapy Centre since 1997. He is also a consultant radiation oncologist for Repatriation Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre and has held similar posts at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Assoc Prof Leung is very active in College activities. He is the examiner for the College, the Director of Training and a member of the Economic Workforce Committee and the Radiation Oncology Reform Implementation Committee.
Assoc Prof Leung has a particular interest in workforce issues and has published a number of peer review papers in this area including the recommended number of new patients a radiation should see in a year; the Workforce survey for Australia and New Zealand; the role of the radiation oncologist in systemic therapy; the integration of trainees in private practice; and most recently completed the trainees survey for Australia and New Zealand. He is the sole or principal author on these subjects. He has published on clinical areas with the most recent being on spinal cord compression, pancreatic and lung cancer.
He has a broad clinical interest in nearly all areas of radiation oncology, but is especially active in urological, lung and gastrointestinal cancers. He is an avid reader of journals and is a firm believer in integrating the service, training and academic components of radiation oncology.