Clinical Staff at Southside Cancer Care Centre

 

Dr. Patricia Bastick Dr Patricia Bastick
Medical Oncologist

Dr Patricia Bastick is a medical oncologist specializing in the treatment of breast and genitourinary cancers including prostate, bladder, testis and kidney cancers to name a few and working at Southside cancer care centre, St george and Sutherland public hospitals, and consult at a few of the private hospitals in the Southern area of Sydney. She received her medical degree in Hobart before moving to St George hospital in Sydney where she completed her physician training and then specialty training in medical oncology.
David Thomas Dr David Thomas
Medical Oncologist

Dr David Thomas is a medical oncologist at Southside Cancer Care Centre and also works at both St George and Sutherland Hospitals. His clinical practice is focused on the care of patients with gastrointestinal cancers such as colon, oesophageal and pancreas. He also looks after patients with neuroendocrine and brain tumours. He has a great passion for oncology and the sense that as a group he is part of making a difference for the people we care for at the Southside Cancer Care Centre.

Paul De Souza Prof Paul De Souza
Medical Oncologist

Professor Paul de Souza is a practicing medical oncologist, a Foundation Professor of Medical Oncology at Western Sydney University, a conjoint Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Australia, and an Honorary Professor of the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney. After completion of his medical oncology training in Sydney, Paul was appointed as a Research Associate and later, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia where he developed his clinical and research interests in cancer drug development. Paul works at Liverpool Hospital, St George Private Hospital, and is now at Southside Cancer Care Centre. He runs a research laboratory dedicated to developing new drugs for cancer patients and innovative methodologies for monitoring of cancers, and runs many clinical trials. He has over 20 years experience in caring for patients, especially those with brain cancer and genitourinary cancer.

Dr. Carole Harris

Dr Carole Harris
Medical Oncologist

Dr Carole Harris is a practicing medical oncologist at Southside Cancer Care Centre. Although she enjoys general oncology, her special interests include breast cancer, urological malignancies, kidney, prostate, bladder and testicular cancer. She is also a staff specialist at St George and Sutherland Hospitals. She completed a masters of research into targeted therapies for breast cancer and continues to be involved in research into newer therapies for cancer patients. Her approach is to involve the nurses, allied health and other specialists in patient management to provide a truly multidisciplinary approach to patient care which is what we pride ourselves here at the Southside Cancer Care Centre.

Dr Tracey Dunlop

Dr Tracey Dunlop
Medical Oncologist

Tracey Dunlop is a medical oncologist consulting at Southside Cancer Centre. She is a Staff Specialist at St George and Sutherland Hospitals and a visiting medical officer at Griffith Base Hospital. Her main areas of interest are breast, bowel and neurological malignancies, also have a passion for the care of the elderly cancer patient and understand the unique challenges of geriatric oncology. She works with the Hereditary Cancer Clinic at St George Hospital and an experienced in genetic counselling and testing, particularly for high-risk breast and ovarian cancer families. She is in a position to offer her patients optimal care through participation in the multidisciplinary teams at St George Hospital in her specialist tumour groups.

Currently, she is also furthering her experience in teaching and mentoring junior doctors as the Director of Prevocational Education and Training at St George Hospital.

She feels privileged to work in the field of oncology and to support and guide her patients through their cancer journey. She often asked how she can work in a field which is perceived to be emotionally demanding and has such significant impact on the lives of patients and their families. She does her job because the relationships she forms with her patients can be incredibly rewarding and because she believes she can make a difference, not only in providing excellent clinical care but with compassion and open communication.

Dr Bee Lim

Dr Bee Lim
Clinical Psychologist

Bee trained in New Zealand, completing a four-year Bachelor of Arts Degree, with First Class Honours, a two-years Masters in Clinical Psychology and a Ph.D. Originally from the multicultural society of Malaysia, Bee speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese and enjoys working with people and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Bee’s approach to psychological work focuses on helping people utilise their own unique strengths while learning new skills to improve their wellbeing, resilience and overall quality of life. Bee specialises in psychological assessment and evidence-based treatment of the psychological aspects of cancer. Some of the concerns patients and their families commonly bring include difficulty adjusting to diagnosis and treatment; anxiety, fear, panic and excessive worry; feelings of low mood and sadness; body image concerns; difficulty coping as a couple/family; fear of recurrence; post-treatment survivorship issues; and meaning-making.

Dr Chris Milross

Dr Chris Milross
Radiation Oncologist

Dr Chris Milross is a Radiation Oncologist treating at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Cancer Hospital in Camperdown. Chris is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Sydney University. Chris is a member of the Head and Neck, and Gynaecological Oncology Multidisciplinary teams at Lifehouse, and he also practices broadly in other cancer sub-sites. His research interests include combined chemotherapy and radiotherapy, cancer communications, and cancer services. Chris is delighted to join the team at SCCC and is available to provide consultations regarding the role of radiation therapy to patients and their referring doctors.

Dr Linda Sheahan

Dr Linda Sheahan
FRACP FRAChPM M Bioethics

Dr Linda Sheahan is a Palliative Care Physician, and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians, and Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine. She works as a Staff Specialist in Palliative Care at St George and Calvary Hospitals in Sydney’s south, with private consulting sessions at St George Private Oncology Associates, Hurstville Private Oncology, and Southside Cancer Care Centre. In her clinical role she is a conjoint lecturer with the University of New South Wales School of Medicine. Dr Sheahan also has expertise in Clinical Ethics, and is an Honorary Associate with the Centre for Values, Ethics and the Law in Medicine at the University of Sydney, and the Clinical Ethics Consultant for South East Area Health Service.

As a palliative care physician, her clinical focus is on maximising the quality of life in patients with life limiting illness. This involves the specialised management of complex symptoms, in depth planning around the goals of care in the context of non-curative disease, and healthcare decision making as informed by the person experiencing illness.

Dr Paul Downe

Dr Paul Downe
MBBS BSc (Med) FRACP FRCPA
Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist

Dr Paul Downe graduated in Medicine from The University of New South Wales. After completing general residency training he undertook physician training at Concord Hospital, followed by specialist training in both clinical and laboratory haematology at the Royal North Shore and Liverpool Hospitals.

Paul was awarded fellowship from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and has commenced clinical practice at Cabramatta, Fairfield, and Miranda. He also undertakes laboratory haematology for Laverty Pathology.

In his clinical practice, Dr Downe provides assistance with haematologic problems including anaemia, other blood count abnormalities, bleeding and clotting disorders, thalassaemia and haemoglobinopathies, elevated ferritin levels, lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly, monoclonal gammopathy, myeloma, lymphoma and chronic leukaemias.

Lauren Gladman

Lauren Gladman
Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD)

Lauren graduated from UOW with a bachelor or nutrition and dietetics in 2005. Initially working at Sydney Children’s Hospital for 2 years and then at St George Public Hospital. She travelled Europe and worked in London as an intensive care and adolescent oncology dietitian at University College London Hospital. A Clinical dietitian for 10years Lauren has worked in most areas of medicine and has been lucky to be involved in research, student supervision and mentoring. Lauren has been a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia for 10 years. Lauren joined Southside Cancer Care Centre in 2016. She enjoys working within a team and making nutrition an integral part of treatment.