DR JOSIE RUTOVITZ
Dr Rutovitz graduated with MBChB from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1981 and undertook post-graduate training at University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa until 1987.
He migrated to Australia in 1988 and completed the Australian Medical Entrance Certification exam.
He subsequently repeated Medical Registrar training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at Concord and Westmead Hospitals, obtaining Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1992.
Josie commenced private practice at Hornsby in 1994. In 2015, the practice (Northern Haematology & Oncology Group) relocated into the new Integrated Cancer Centre at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Dr Rutovitz is an active VMO at Sydney Adventist Hospital in medical oncology and at Hornsby & Kuring-gai Hospital in both medical oncology and general medicine.
Dr Rutovitz is a member of ASCO, ESMO, MOGA, COSA, IBSG and AGITG.
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Gastro-intestinal malignancies
- General oncology
- Clinical trials
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