A/Prof N. Kumar Gogna is a senior radiation oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre Greenslopes, Redland and Springfield. He trained as a radiation oncologist at the St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney and for the last 20 years has been based at the Radiation Oncology Mater Centre in Brisbane.
A/Prof Gogna is one of the founding directors of the Radiation Oncology Queensland (now known as Icon Cancer Centre and part of Icon Group) at the St Andrew’s Hospital in Toowoomba. Over the last nine years A/Prof Gogna and his colleagues have been passionate about taking oncological services to regional and remote areas of the country.
He is vastly experienced and has special interests in the treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, head and neck cancer and lymphoma. He has expertise in seed implant therapy for the management of early stage prostate cancer and was instrumental in setting up the first seed brachytherapy programme in Queensland.
He is actively involved in research activities especially pertaining to the betterment of treatments for urological cancers through the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) in Australia. In addition, A/Prof Gogna was previously a member of the executive board of the Faculty of Radiation Oncology with the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR).
Currently he is actively involved in the teaching and mentoring of trainee registrars in radiation oncology and is an examiner in pathology for the Part II of the fellowship examination held by the RANZCR. A/Prof Gogna is held in high regard by his colleagues across Australia and New Zealand.
In 2019, A/Prof Gogna was awarded the RANZCR Denise Lonergan Educational Service Award for demonstrating outstanding long-term commitment, participation and leadership in the area of training and education in Radiation Oncology.