Clinic nameLung Cancer Service
Head of Unit

Mr Simon Knight, Dr Anne Marie Southcott

Clinicians Thoracic Surgeons
Mr Simon Knight
Mr Stephen Barnett
Mr Andrew Barling
Respiratory Physicians
Dr Anne Marie Southcott
Dr James Bartlett
Medical Oncologists
Dr Catherine Oakman
Dr Dishan Herath
Dr Suzy Kosmider​​
Radiation Oncologists
Dr Shankar Siva
Dr Michael Lim Joon
Dr John Violet​​
Palliative Care Physicians
Dr Maria Coperchini
Dr Adrian Dabscheck
Dr Ruwani Mendis
Clinic Description

Western Health runs a multi-disciplinary Lung Cancer Service which is actively involved in clinical trials. We have a specialist team of Thoracic Surgeons, Respiratory Physicians, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Radiologists, Palliative Care Physicians, Allied Health and Pathologists working together to provide an integrated and comprehensive service.

Clinics include Respiratory Medicine, Thoracic Surgery, Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology.

Lung Multi-disciplinary Meeting (MDM) is held weekly at Footscray Hospital for case discussion and treatment planning.

Inclusion criteriaAny patient with symptoms indicating a suspicion of lung cancer.
Exclusion criteria

Patients with the following red flags require immediate referral to the Emergency Department:

  • Moderate to severe haemoptysis

  • Stridor

  • Respiratory distress

  • Symptoms of superior vena cava obstruction.

Minimum investigations/clinical information required for triage
Referral Guidelines Lung Cancer Service
How to refer

General information about how to refer to Western Health Adult Specialist Outpatient Clinics.

Additional information about referral processes specific to
Cancer Services at Western Health.

Contact for Urgent Referrals

For new or suspected lung cancer enquiries, contact the Thoracic registrar OR Respiratory registrar.

For metastatic lung cancer enquiries, contact the Oncology Registrar: Phone: 03 8345 6666 (via switch)

Other contact 

For general enquiries:
Phone: 03 8345 6490, Fax: 03 8345 6856

Clinic Location

Footscray Hospital
Gordon Street, Footscray


MBS patients are bulk billed. Referrals need to be to a named clinician.

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