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Dr Louis Lao

Specialist

Profile

Dr Louis Lao comes to Auckland Radiation Oncology with a wealth of capability in advanced precision radiotherapy techniques such as stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT)/ stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR), image guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Dr Lao has a special interest in treatment of lung, upper gastrointestinal cancers, lymphoma and oligometastases. He is a passionate and dedicated Radiation Oncologist and looks forward to welcoming patients at Auckland Radiation Oncology. Dr Lao is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

 

In 2010, Dr Lao completed his postgraduate training in oncology in Auckland and whilst training, was awarded the CE Eddy Prize for most successful candidate in the RANZCR Part 1 Exam, and the Oncura Bourne & Langlands Prize RANZCR for outstanding trainee research requirement submission. He then undertook 2 years of clinical research fellowship at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, focusing on stereotactic body radiotherapy and also treatment of lymphoma and lung cancer.

 

Dr Lao returned to New Zealand from Canada in 2012 with his young family and currently holds a position as Radiation Oncologist at Auckland City Hospital.

Interests

Treatment of Lymphoma and Oligometastases, as well as Gastrointestinal and Lung Malignancies using Stereotactic Ablative Therapy (SABR/SBRT).

Qualifications

MB ChB 2001 Otago; FRANZCR 2011

Title or Designation

Radiation Oncologist

Post-fellowship Training

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada, focusing on stereotactic body radiotherapy and also treatment of lymphoma and lung cancer.

Full NZ Registration Date

13 December 2002

Vocational Scope

Radiation Oncology

Contact Details

Dr Louis Lao is available at the following services:

Private Services

Auckland Radiation Oncology (ARO)

This service is available at the following location:

98 Mountain Road, Epsom

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Public Services

Auckland DHB Radiation Therapy

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland City Hospital

  • Patient enquiries

    (09) 375 4300

  • Known extension/pager

    (09) 307 4949

  • Admission & Planning Unit

    Ext 24210 / 23225 | Fax: (09) 375 7038

  • Acute Referrals Service

    (09) 375 7030, Ext: 24048 |Fax: (09) 307 2858

  • Emergency Department

    (09) 376 0000, open 24 hours / 7 days

  • Outpatient appointments & surgical booking enquiries

    (09) 638 0400 / scheduling@adhb.govt.nz 

Mental Health Services

  • 24 Hour Crisis Line

    0800 800717

  • GP / External Specialist Help Desk

    (09) 307 2800