Dr Alex Tan MBBS FRANZCR is a Radiation Oncologist with a special clinical interest in urology, lung, gastrointestinal and MR-linac.
Dr Tan's clinical expertise covers a broad range of malignancies with a special clinical interest in treating genitourinary, lung and gastrointestinal cancer.
He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Melbourne in 1999 and specialist training at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in 2008. Dr Ran then completed a Fellowship with the Academic Urology Unit at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer Research in the UK. Following this, Dr Tan returned to Australia to work at the Townsville Cancer Centre, North Queensland, until 2021.
Dr Tan is heavily involved in education, research and the development of new services. He introduced the stereotactic body radiotherapy service to North Queensland in 2013 and was the lead of the MR-linac project which saw the implementation of the first MR-linac in Australia in 2019.
He lectures medical students weekly, served as the Director of Training for 8 years and has been a Phase 2 examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists since 2015. He has been principal investigator for a number of national and international trials. These efforts in the education and research sphere have resulted in his appointment as Associate Professor at James Cook University.
Dr Tan treats patients at the Buderim and Nambour centres and offers consulting clinics from Birtinya, Noosa and Cooroy.
Visit our Specialists page to learn more about Dr Tan and download his complete profile.
To arrange an appointment or referral, please phone 07 5472 6472.