Assoc. Prof. Chris Atkinson

Associate Professor Chris Atkinson, CNZM

Director & Consultant Radiation Oncologist

BSc, MB ChB, Dip Ob, FRANZCR, FAChPM

Specialist areas:

  • Prostate and other urological cancers
  • Lymphoma
  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Sarcoma
  • Palliative care
  • Skin cancer including melanoma
  • Psychosocial-oncology

Cancer specialist for 37 years and established St George’s Cancer Care Centre in 2009.

Chris has held management and governance roles at the Canterbury District Health Board, the Cancer Society of New Zealand, and the Royal Australasian College of Radiologists. He helped evolve the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (a clinical trials research group) and Psychosocial Oncology New Zealand from its beginnings, and was chair of Cancer Control New Zealand.

Chris is currently the Medical Director of Lung Foundation New Zealand.

“I love working at St George’s Cancer Care Centre because it truly is patient/family focused. Our team comes to work and leaves with a smile. We have state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, but the “Care” after “St George’s Cancer”, really means something.”

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