Oncologists recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours


Professor Richard Scolyer

Professor Richard Scolyer

Professor Richard Scolyer has been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for his distinguished service to medicine, particularly in the field of melanoma and skin cancer, and to national and international professional organisations.

Professor Scolyer, Co-Medical Director at the Melanoma Institute Australia, is also senior staff specialist in tissue pathology and diagnostic oncology at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.

He is also co-lead of the MIA Melanoma Translational Research Laboratory in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney.

Professor Scolyer is internationally regarded including for his contributions to melanoma staging and reporting, and is one of a handful of Australians in oncology on the Highly Cited Researchers list.

He is a past president of the Australasian division of the International Academy of Pathology and is also co-president of the Academy’s 2022 World Congress scheduled for Sydney.

Dr Antoinette Anazodo was also recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for her service to medical research.

Dr Anazodo is a paediatric oncologist at the Sydney Children’s Hospital where she leads the fertility research program.
She is also the former director of Young Adult and Adolescent Cancer – a joint program between Sydney Children’s Hospital and the Prince of Wales Hospital.

Dr Anazodo is also conjoint senior lecturer in the School of Women’s and Children’s Health at the University of NSW.

Dr Peter Grant was also recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for his service to gynaecological oncology.

Dr Grant is director of gynaecological oncology at the Mercy Hospital for Women, staff specialist in gynaecological oncology at the Royal Hospital for Women and also holds other appointments at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Austin Health.

He chairs the Gynaecological Cancer Advisory Group for Cancer Australia.

Dr Stephen Della-Fiorentina was similarly recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for his service to oncology.

Dr Della-Fiorentina is head of cancer services at Campbelltown Hospital.

He is locally regarded for bringing services to the Southern Highlands as founder of the Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centre and the Southern Highlands Cancer Centre.

Emeritus Professor Lester Peters has also been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) for distinguished service to medicine, particularly to radiation oncology, and to professional medical groups.

Professor Peters was inaugural chair of radiation oncology at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and has a special interest in head and neck cancers.

He has been recognised with numerous awards for his contributions including a Gray Medal from the International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements, a Gold Medal from the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology and an RANZCR Gold Medal.

He holds Life Membership of the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group.

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