Dr Ben Forster is a Medical Oncologist and Palliative Care Physician. He is an accredited specialist at The Mater Hospital, North Sydney, and has a Palliative Care Staff Specialist appointment at Greenwich Hospital. He is also currently undertaking a medical oncology and palliative care research and education fellowship at The Mater Hospital, and a Masters in Clinical Education at Flinders University.
Dr Forster graduated from the University of Tasmania with an MBBS with First Class Honours. He undertook residency at Royal Hobart Hospital, and then Basic Physician Training at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He became a Fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and the Australasian Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM) after undertaking training in both Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine in Sydney.
His clinical interests include breast cancer, lung cancer and supportive care and he also has a strong interest in medical education. He has been an investigator on many clinical trials in lung cancer and breast cancer, and is involved in clinical research in psycho-oncology and supportive care.
Dr Forster is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Northern Clinical School and supervisor for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
He is a member of American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society of Medical Oncology, Medical Oncology Group of Australia, ANZ Breast Cancer Trials Group and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.
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