Oncology

 

Oncology is the specialty that uses chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapy to manage rapidly growing malignant (cancer) cells in the body. We often colloquially use the word ‘chemotherapy’ to describe all three treatments.
Biographical Sketch:

Dr Gokula studied medicine at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Kelantan. He did his internship training in Teluk Intan Hospital and thereafter boast the experience of working in 8 healthcare facilities in Malaysia. His multidisciplinary specialty experiences include primary health, O&G, Internal Medicine, Surgery and the last 2 years as senior Orthopaedics medical officer before he decided to pursue his studies in Oncology and joined Advanced Medical And Dental Institute, USM Bertam as a trainee in Oncology.

Dr Gokula is the first Australian (FRANZCR) trained Radiation Oncologist to practice as Consultant Oncologist in Malaysia. Dr Gokula’s publication includes international citation indexed journals and has contributed to the field of Oncology. He is also a trainer for Elekta Ptd Ltd in Myanmar and takes the credit for helping to start the IMRT radiotherapy program in Myanmar. On top of the teaching activity in USM, Dr Gokula’s academic career is also is privileged with being the reviewer for Saudi Medical Journal, Journal of Cancer and also research grant assessor for NUHS-NHIC, Singapore.

Dr Gokula is currently working as Senior Medical Lecturer and Specialist in Radiotherapy & Oncology at Advanced Medical And Dental Institute, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Bertam, Penang. While possessing excellent skills in treating a wide range of cancer patients with radiotherapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, it is interesting to note that Dr Gokula has also mastered the special skills in wide range of brachytherapy procedures for cancer sites which include which  include tongue, soft tissue, breast, gynaecological, oesophagus, rectum and prostate to name a few. He also has excellent skills in standard radiotherapy procedures such 3D-Conformal radiotherapy, IMRT, Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) and Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS). At current, Dr Gokula pride himself as being the regional leader in brachytherapy procedures in the treatment of cancer patients and dedicated in providing the best healthcare for cancer patients.

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