Medical Director & Associate Professor Chris Atkinson is a highly respected oncologist who specialises in the treatment of lung cancer patients and he is invested in all aspects of lung health.
Chris is currently based at the St George’s Cancer Care Centre in Christchurch. He trained in Christchurch, Toronto (Canada) and London (UK) and has held many cancer related non clinical roles including being a former President and Medical Director of the Cancer Society of NZ, former Chair of Cancer Control NZ and former President of NZ Society for Oncology, Psycho-Oncology NZ and the Trans-Tasman Radiation Oncology Group.
Chris was the Inaugural Dean of the Faculty Radiation Oncology (FRO), Royal Australian and NZ College of Radiologists, and is currently still on the FRO Council representing New Zealand. He was awarded the Companion NZ Order of Merit (CNZM) in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Cancer Care.