Radiation oncology team

The team of radiation oncologists at ONJ

Radiation oncology doctors

Director of Radiation Oncology: Farshad Foroudi

Radiation oncologists are medical specialists, responsible for the management of patients who require radiation therapy. The radiation oncologists at Austin Health work closely with medical oncologists, surgeons, haematologists, physicians and imaging specialists - such as radiologists and nuclear medicine physicians - to ensure management is coordinated and in accordance with the most relevant and up to date protocols.

Radiation oncology fellows are doctors who have completed their training and are doing further clinical training or research. Radiation oncology registrars are doctors who work under the supervision of a radiation oncologist and are generally training in radiation oncology.

The team of radiation therapists at ONJ with Olivia Newton John

Radiation therapists

Radiation Therapy Manager: Nigel Anderson

Radiation therapists are responsible for the planning and delivery of your radiation therapy treatment. They work closely with your radiation oncologist and the medical physicists to ensure the safe and accurate delivery of your radiation therapy treatment. Radiation therapists are highly trained and skilled in the creation of individual treatment plans for each patient and the safe delivery of your radiation therapy. Radiation therapists can also provide advice about side effects you may experience.

The team of radiation oncology medical physicists at ONJ

Radiation oncology medical physicists

Medical Physics Manager: Kym Rykers

Radiation oncology medical physicists are responsible for ensuring the safe and accurate operation of the specialised equipment used to deliver your treatment. Accuracy is essential in the delivery of radiation therapy. Medical physics is one of our most precise health sciences. While you may never see a physicist these highly trained specialists work hard behind the scenes to create and implement new treatment methods. The medical physics team are responsible for quality assurance and maintenance of new and existing radiotherapy equipment and maintaining radiation safety. They work with the radiation oncologists and radiation therapists to design and deliver the best treatment plan for your needs.

An MRI radiography at ONJMRI radiographers

MRI radiographers are allied health professionals who work with the radiation therapists to operate the MRI scanner in the radiation oncology department and ensure patient comfort and safety during the procedure.

Radiation oncology nurses

Nurse Unit Manager: Kirsten Oataway

Radiation oncology nurses support patients and carers through their treatment and beyond. They have particular expertise in assessment and management of patients who are having radiotherapy.

An administrative staff member at ONJ

Administrative staff

Administrative Manager: Donna Vains

Radiation oncology administrative staff assist patients with appointments and coordination.

An allied health team member at ONJ with a patient

Allied health staff

Allied health professionals provide patient care within the radiation oncology department. These may include dieticians, occupational therapists, social workers, physiotherapists, psychologists and speech pathologists.


As Austin Health is a teaching organisation, students from the various roles may be involved in your care under the supervision of qualified staff.


Learn more about your radiation oncologist

Meet the radiation oncologists