Radiation Oncology


Information for Health Professionals

Information for Patients

The Royal Adelaide Hospital Department of Radiation Oncology, established in 1929, is one of the nation’s oldest and most comprehensive radiotherapy centres.  We provide the full range of standard and emerging treatments including stereotactic radiosurgery, stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy, brachytherapy, superficial radiotherapy, deep inspiratory breath hold radiotherapy, radiotherapy for children, intensity-modulated radiotherapy, and conventional external beam radiotherapy. We are the only centre in Australia to provide comparative planning services for proton beam therapy, which aids in guiding the decision of which patients require treatment at proton beam centres overseas.

Patients seen in our network can be treated either at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, or the Northern Cancer Centre (Lyell McEwin Hospital), both of which do not require a gap payment. Our radiation oncologists contribute to multidisciplinary meetings across all tumour sites and provide outreach and telemedicine clinics for rural patientsthroughout the state.

As well as providing state-of-the-art clinical care, our department is committed to excellence in teaching and performing world-class research. We have nationally accredited teaching programs covering all aspects of radiation oncology, from undergraduate level to professional specialist training. We are involved in multiple local, national, and international clinical trials, and have an established reputation for performing cutting-edge research.

Our Doctors

Director: A/Prof Michael Penniment
Deputy Director: Dr Scott Carruthers
Trainee Network Director: Dr Rahul Mukherjee
Director of Training: Dr Braden Higgs
Director of Research: Dr Hien Le
  Prof Daniel Roos
Prof Eric Yeoh
Dr Raghu Gowda 
Dr Ramkumar Govindaraj
Dr Hui Tee
Dr Joe Chang



General Enquiries: 08 8222 4796
Nursing Station: 08 8222 4315


How to Refer

Please include the following information:

Patient name, address and phone number, relevant pathology, imaging and correspondence, referrer name and provider number

Fax: 08 8222 2016
Post: Dept of Radiation Oncology
Royal Adelaide Hospital
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000