Prof. Gerald Fogarty

Prof. Gerald FogartyProf. Gerald Fogarty
Director of Radiation Oncology, Mater Hospital

Professor Gerald Fogarty is the Director of the Mater Sydney Radiotherapy Centre. He is also on staff at the Melanoma Institute of Australia, the Skin and Cancer Foundation, St Vincent’s and Macquarie University Hospitals in Sydney. He has spearheaded the use of Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy, a modern radiotherapy technique, in those departments. The Mater Sydney is the nation leader in Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy, an even more conformal means of delivering external beam radiotherapy more safely, rapidly and economically. He has also has an interest in prostate cancer and brachytherapy and stereotactic body radiotherapy.

He trained at Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Australia’s largest cancer centre. He is a recognised authority in the radiation treatment of skin cancer, with a PhD in modern radiation treatments of skin cancer. He has over 60 publications. He has NHMRC funding to over $3 million for an ongoing randomised trials of radiation in melanoma. He is also currently the Master of Warrane College, a university residence at University of NSW, Sydney.

Number of years in specialist practice

Areas of expertise
Skin and Prostate cancer, Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy, stereotactic radiotherapy, brachytherapy.

Languages spoken

Patient feedback
“Gerald and all the staff were wonderful – incredibly caring and genuinely interested to see how you are. I also got to see Gerald every week which was really comforting.”

Favourite thing about being a Radiation Oncologist
I am fulfilling career goals of providing, with some outstanding collaborators, level one evidence for the radiation treatment of skin cancer. Genesis CancerCare has also allowed me to help create a truly great radiation oncology department at the Mater, with wonderful staff working seamlessly to provide top quality care.

Being Master of a prestigious University College is rewarding – we have created an environment for our graduates to learn that leadership is all about service.