FRACP, FAChPM, ClinDipPallMed
Speciality: Medical Oncologist & Palliative Medicine Specialist
Phone: (07) 3859 0690
Dr Padmini Menon is a Queensland and New South Wales trained Medical Oncologist; obtaining Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians after undertaking training in both Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine. Dr Menon is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland School Of Medicine, and an Associate Lecturer with Griffith University. She is a member of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia. Dr Menon was born and raised in India. She undertook her tertiary studies at the University of Calicut, obtaining a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Medicine and a Bachelor of Surgery. After completing three years of Basic Physician Training in hospitals throughout Victoria and Queensland, she was selected into the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP); after successful completion of the RACP Fellowship examination in Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine. She underwent five years of supervised training at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Gold Coast University Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital, the Redcliffe Hospital, and the Tweed Heads Hospital.
Throughout her career, Dr Menon has been actively involved in the training of medical students and medical trainees. In 2015 she was made Associate Lecturer at Griffith University, in recognition of her involvement in medical education and research. In 2016 she was awarded Lecturer at the University of Queensland School of Medicine. She maintains an active involvement in research and has presented her work at several local and international conferences. She also participates in GP education forums. Dr Menon is a member of the EVIQ Reference Committee and is very involved in their activities including protocol developments for oncology and palliative care treatments. She has a keen interest in clinical trials and has been extensively involved in several trials during her training.
She is also a member of AGITG (Australian Gastrointestinal Trials Group), ANZGOG (Australia and New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group), and ANZUP (Australia and New Zealand Urological and Prostate Clinical Trials Group). Dr Menon manages all tumour streams, however has a special interest in gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, and head and neck cancers. She also has completed her training in Palliative Medicine and provides holistic cancer care to her patients.
Speciality: Medical Oncologist
Phone: (07) 3859 0690
Dr Kieron Bigby is a Medical Oncologist practicing in the Moreton Bay region. He has a clinical interest in general oncology covering multiple tumor streams, but with particular interests in gastrointestinal, lung, melanoma, breast, genitourinary and neuroendocrine cancers. Kieron completed his undergraduate medical degree at The University of Queensland in 2001. Prior to postgraduate training, he spent time working in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service. On his return in 2005, Dr Bigby completed his specialist medical oncology training at several major southeast Queensland teaching hospitals and was admitted as a Fellow of the Australasian College of Physicians as a Specialist Medical Oncologist in 2011.
Since his appointment as a Staff Specialist at Redcliffe Hospital Cancer Care Services in 2011, Kieron has been involved as a local principle investigator of international clinical trials, a supervisor of oncology registrar trainees and also coordinates oncology medical education for the hospital. He also undertakes extensive educational support and presentations for patients and other health professionals.
Dr Bigby aims to provide integrated cancer care servicing the local Moreton Bay District and surrounding regions, whilst always endeavouring to integrate the latest clinical data and therapies for his patients.
MBBS, FRACP, FAChPM (1976) Dip.Clin.Hypnosis
Speciality: Medical Oncologist & Clinical Haematologist
Phone: (07) 3859 0690
Dr Geoffrey Hawson is APHRA registered as a Medical Oncologist Clinical Haematologist and Palliative Care Physician. He has previously been Director of Haematology Oncology at TPCH, Director of Oncology and Palliative Care at Redcliffe Hospital and Director of Cancer Services at Nambour Hospital where he now works part-time.
Geoffrey has a substantial research background and is still actively involved in clinical trials at Nambour. He has published many articles and abstracts in the medical literature. Currently, his medical oncology practice involves mainly Lung and Colorectal cancer. He has done Lung Cancer and GI Cancer Preceptorships. He has a holistic approach to the care of patients with cancer and is an active promoter of mind-body wellness, including the use of hypnosis for pain management and hot flushes in chemotherapy induced menopause. He is a full member of the Australian Society of Hypnosis and American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. He gave an invited plenary session on Mindfulness in Cancer at the Brisbane Cancer conference in December 2015.
He is planning to practice mainly with non-malignant haematology and is especially interested in early haemochromatosis counselling. He would like to offer hypnosis in patients with cancer to help with either symptom management or existential issues, without taking over their care from their primary medical provider. He is active in martial arts with a second Dan in Aikido and first Dan in Jodo. He has joined North Lakes Haematology & Oncology Clinic and will be consulting one day per month.