Oncologists and Haematologists

Dr Jessica Maxwell

Medical Oncologist


Specialist areas:

  • Upper Gastrointestinal
  • Breast
  • Geriatric Oncology

Medical Oncologist at St George’s Cancer Care Centre since 2021.

Jess graduated from Medical School at the University of Sheffield, UK. In 2011 she moved to New Zealand with her family.

She started her Medical Oncology training in Tauranga Hospital and completed this in Wellington Hospital. Her post graduate training includes a research fellowship in Melanoma and a fellowship in Phase 1 oncology research at The Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester UK. She returned to New Zealand to work as a Medical Oncologist in Timaru Hospital in 2020.

She is a member of various medical societies including American Society of Oncology and Society of Geriatric Oncology. She is the rural representative for the National Teletrials Steering Committee aiming to improve access to rural access to clinical trials.

‘Guiding and supporting patients through their cancer journey is the most rewarding part of my job. Shared decision making is always my goal.’

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