Ray Lowenthal

University of Tasmania, Australia


Ray Lowenthal graduated MBBS from The University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, in 1965. Since 1975 he has been based in Hobart, TAS, Australia, where he has appointments as hematologist/oncologist at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Clinical Professor and Member of the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania at the University of Tasmania, and Director of the Tasmanian Statewide Bone Marrow Transplantation Service. He was the first Chairman of the Australian Leukaemia Study Group (1982–1984). From 2001 to 2004, he served as President of the Cancer Council of Australia. In 2005, he was the recipient of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia’s Cancer Achievement Award, and, for 2005-2006, he was the Bob Pitney Travelling Fellow for the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand. The HSANZ made him a Life Member in 2008. Lowenthal has published over 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers as well as conference abstracts and book chapters and a book for the general public Cancer: What to Do about It (1990). In the Australian Queen’s Birthday honors list for 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) “for service to medicine in the fields of oncology and palliative care.”

Biography Updated on 21 August 2011

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