Professor Michael Poulsen is a radiation oncologist with an extensive experience in public and private oncology. He underwent his training the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and in 1989 spent time at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He is also one of the founding directors of Icon Cancer Centre and practices at Icon Cancer Centre North Lakes.
Prof Poulsen has published extensively in the area of radiation oncology and has over 150 peer reviewed publications. The main areas of interest have been in head and neck cancer, skin cancer with a special interest in merkel cell carcinoma of the skin. Through his involvement in the Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG) as a principal investigator for TROG 91.01 and 96.07, he has established an international network. This has included published articles on Phase II and III trials and a meta-analysis of fractionation trials for radiotherapy of the head and neck. Research collaboration has been with other radiation oncologists in Australia and New Zealand as well as medical oncologists, allied health professionals and surgeons. He continues to play an active role with The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and holds Life Membership. In 2020 Prof Poulsen was awarded RANZCR’s Roentgen Medal in recognition of Fellows who have made a significant contribution to the College.
His main areas of interest are in head and neck cancer, breast cancer and skin cancer. He also attends the St Vincent’s Northside breast and lung cancer multidisciplinary meetings.