DR ALI TAFRESHI
Ali is a medical oncologist with extensive experience in treating different solid tumours.
He completed physician training at major hospitals in Melbourne and subsequently worked in comprehensive cancer centres including Olivia Newton-John cancer and wellness centre, Monash medical centre and St. Vincent’s before moving to NSW in 2013. Ali has been extensively involved in research and is currently the principal and co-investigator of multiple international clinical trials. He has multiple publications including practice changing papers published in NEJM and lancet oncology.
Ali’s aim is to provide holistic approach and personalised therapy to cancer patients and their family.
Ali was part of a group from cancer institute that climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2015 to raise awareness for GI cancers and fundraising for cancer research.
Ali also speaks Farsi.
Ali has been involved in different multidisciplinary team meetings.
He is an active member of: MOGA, ASCO, ESMO, AGITG, ANZUP, ALTG & ANZBCTG
Ali is Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong and enjoys teaching medical students and physician trainees.
- Gastrointestinal Tract Tumours
- Breast Cancers
- Lung Cancers
- Head and Neck Cancers
- Genitourinary Tumours
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