Professor Richard Kefford
Professor Richard Kefford AM MB BS PhD FRACP is Professor of Cancer Medicine and Head of the Department of Clinical Medicine at Macquarie University, Honorary Professor in Medicine at the University of Sydney, Co-Director of Research at Melanoma Institute Australia and Consultant Medical Oncologist at Westmead Hospital. He was founding Director of the Department of Medical Oncology at Westmead Hospital and the Westmead Institute for Cancer Research in 1996.
He continues NHMRC and CINSW research into the molecular biology of cancer and active clinical practice in melanoma and breast cancer. He has been a committed member of the Multidisciplinary Team who have now commenced at Lakeside Specialist Breast Clinic for over 20 years. He is a Director on the Board of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and takes a lead role in the peer review activities of the NHMRC. He is author of over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and serves as consultant to a number of interstate and international cancer organisations and pharmaceutical companies.