Dr Zulfiquer Otty graduated from the University of Calicut, India with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1994. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in the UK in 2006 and a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2011. Dr Otty worked in India and Dubai before settling in Townsville in 2007, where he was a basic physician trainee at Townsville Hospital and medical oncology advanced trainee at Townsville Cancer Centre. In 2011, he moved to the Canberra Hospital and then to Tweed Hospital, NSW, before joining as medical oncology consultant at Townsville Cancer Centre and Townsville’s Mater Private Hospital.
He is passionate about evidence-based management of solid tumours, gastrointestinal cancers, lung cancer, breast cancer and melanoma. He is also actively involved in clinical research in rural oncology and head and neck cancers, as well as in large phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials. He has made presentations in national and international conferences and been published in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Otty works as a medical oncologist at Icon Townsville and is actively involved in teaching medical students at James Cook University, junior medical staff and advanced trainees.