Dr Lisa Capelle has a strong belief in the importance of a kind and compassionate approach to care. She brings a respectful collaborative approach to her practice and a commitment to achieving the best outcomes for her patients.
Dr Capelle completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand in 1999. She completed her radiation oncology training at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand and obtained her fellowship to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR) in 2008.
She completed a two year fellowship at the Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Canada in July 2011. During that time she was involved in basic science research on cellular effects of low dose radiation, and also clinical research into skin sparing radiotherapy for breast cancer and adaptive radiotherapy for head and neck cancer.
In May 2011, she obtained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (FRCPC) and worked as a locum Assistant Clinical Professor in Radiation Oncology at the Cross Cancer Institute from October 2011 to September 2012 specialising in the areas of head and neck cancer and radionuclide therapy.
Dr Capelle has been a consultant for ROC since 2012 and the clinical director of Cancer Care services for Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service since 2014.