Dr. Rita Sasidharan has been a Consultant Medical Oncologist at Auckland City Hospital since 2006 and in private practice at Oncology 161 since 2011.

Currently, Rita is the only female Medical Oncologist treating breast cancer in private practice in Auckland.

While Rita has a strong scientific background and clinical focus, her caring and empathetic nature enables her patients and their families to consider Rita as a valuable companion on their cancer treatment journey.

Rita's main clinical interest is the management of patients with breast, lung and gastrointestinal cancers.

She has been the clinical lead for lung tumour group at Auckland City Hospital from 2010 to 2012, and is also involved in national special interest groups for breast cancer and lung cancer.

Rita is actively involved as Principal Investigator and Co-investigator in many clinical trials in lung cancer, breast cancer and supportive care. She is also a member of several co-operative trial groups and professional societies.


MB BS 1981 Calicut; FRACP 2007


Thoracic Oncology

Breast Cancer

Gastrointestinal Cancer

Title or Designation

Medical Oncologist

Post-fellowship Training

Dr. Rita Sasidharan did her undergraduate medical training at Calicut Medical College, Kerala, India and then trained in medicine at Bronx Lebanon Hospital, USA, and Taranaki Base Hospital, New Plymouth. She did postgraduate oncology training at Auckland City Hospital.

Full NZ Registration Date

28 July 2000

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine

Contact Details

Dr Rita Sasidharan is available at the following services:

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

Private Services

Auckland Oncology

This service is available at the following location:

125 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland