Dr Tivanka Senanayake

Dr Tivanka Senanayake

Radiation Oncology Registrar - Capital Coast Health

Bio: Dr Senanayake graduated MBBS in London in 2005. Following two years working in hospitals in England he moved to New Zealand and pursued specialty training in radiation oncology obtaining Fellowship of the College (FRANZCR) in 2015. A fellowship in palliative radiation in Toronto in 2018 preceded him taking up a permanent consultant position in Dunedin Hospital. His subspecialty interests are head and neck, breast, lung and palliative radiotherapy. He enjoys teaching and is currently the director of training for Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) radiation oncology registrars in Dunedin and an honorary clinical senior lecturer at Otago University. He is married and has two young children and two cats.

His topics include:

  • Department overview
  • General principles of treatment
  • Radiation side effects and management
  • Specific scenarios


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