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Dr Apsara Windsor

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BSc (Med), MBBS (Hons), FRANZCR

Radiation Oncologist
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Dr Apsara Windsor is committed to providing personalised patient care and brings a holistic, evidence-based approach to her practice.

Biography

Dr Apsara Windsor is an experienced senior radiation oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre Gosford. She completed her Bachelor of Science (Medicine) and Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of New South Wales. Dr Windsor subsequently commenced specialist radiation oncology training at Prince of Wales, Westmead, Nepean and Liverpool Hospitals in Sydney. She undertook a 12-month research fellowship at the Liverpool Hospital and in 2011 became a fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR).

Dr Windsor has served the Central Coast community for over 10 years as a leading radiation oncology specialist in breast and gastrointestinal cancers. Her past appointments include Head of Department of Radiation Oncology at the Central Coast Cancer Centre, Gosford Hospital. She was also the founder of the Breast Interest Group – Faculty of Radiation Oncology. Dr Windsor is currently a member of numerous expert advisory groups, shaping the evidence-based practice guidelines in radiation oncology at a state level.

Dr Windsor is actively involved in research, clinical governance, quality improvement, education and community engagement. Beyond her clinical work, her main passion is education, training and mentorship. Dr Windsor is the current Chairperson for the Faculty of Radiation Oncology, RANZCR Phase I exam panel, leading the specialist exams for Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. In the field of radiation oncology, she has held numerous positions within RANZCR, including the National Phase 1 lead, National Phase 2 lead, member of the Education and Training Committee, Training Resource Executive, Assessment Executive and the chair of the Training, Resources, Education and Assessment Team. She was instrumental in developing and implementing many state and national educational programs in radiation oncology. She is committed to delivering medical education in her role as senior lecturer at the University of Newcastle and has played an integral role in establishing the oncology medical student training program at Gosford Hospital.

Publications

  • Breast interest group faculty of radiation oncology: Australian and New Zealand patterns of practice survey on breast radiotherapy. K. Needham, P. McKenzie, M. Morgia, Y. Zissiadis, G. Lamoury & A. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 2017; 61(4): 508-516.

  • Project in analyzing patterns of practice in Deep Inspiration Breath Hold technique in Radiation Oncology Centres across Australia and New Zealand. Needham, P. McKenzie, M. Morgia, Y. Zissiadis, G. Lamoury & A. Windsor.

  • Junior Doctor Evaluation of Radiation Oncology Education and Training in Medical Schools and Prevocational Training in Australia. R. Chelvarajah, A. Windsor, L. Nicholls, B. Bravery, K. Shi, S. Turner & M.T. Tieu. Journal of Cancer Education, 2021; 36(3): 646-651.

  • Oncology and Radiation Oncology Awareness in Final Year Medical Students in Australia and New Zealand. B.D. Bravery, K. Shi, L. Nicholls, R. Chelvarajah, M.T. Tieu, S. Turner & A. Windsor. Journal of Cancer Education, 2020; 35(6): 1227-1236.

  • The Status of Radiation Oncology Teaching in Australian and New Zealand Medical Faculties. L. Nicholls, B. Bravery, C. Chelvarajah, K. Shi, M-M. Thieu, S. Turner & A. Windsor. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 2018.

Special Interests

Dr Apsara Windsor only accepts referrals for the following cancer types:

  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Visiting Locations

  • Central Coast Cancer Centre

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO)
  • Cancer Institute NSW
  • European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)
  • Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR)
  • University of Newcastle, Australia

Publications

  • Breast interest group faculty of radiation oncology: Australian and New Zealand patterns of practice survey on breast radiotherapy. K. Needham, P. McKenzie, M. Morgia, Y. Zissiadis, G. Lamoury & A. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 2017; 61(4): 508-516.

  • Project in analyzing patterns of practice in Deep Inspiration Breath Hold technique in Radiation Oncology Centres across Australia and New Zealand. Needham, P. McKenzie, M. Morgia, Y. Zissiadis, G. Lamoury & A. Windsor.

  • Junior Doctor Evaluation of Radiation Oncology Education and Training in Medical Schools and Prevocational Training in Australia. R. Chelvarajah, A. Windsor, L. Nicholls, B. Bravery, K. Shi, S. Turner & M.T. Tieu. Journal of Cancer Education, 2021; 36(3): 646-651.

  • Oncology and Radiation Oncology Awareness in Final Year Medical Students in Australia and New Zealand. B.D. Bravery, K. Shi, L. Nicholls, R. Chelvarajah, M.T. Tieu, S. Turner & A. Windsor. Journal of Cancer Education, 2020; 35(6): 1227-1236.

  • The Status of Radiation Oncology Teaching in Australian and New Zealand Medical Faculties. L. Nicholls, B. Bravery, C. Chelvarajah, K. Shi, M-M. Thieu, S. Turner & A. Windsor. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology, 2018.

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