Dr Bhaumik Shah obtained his MD degree with a thesis on connective tissue disorders.
He trained for his fellowship in medical oncology from three different hospitals; Canberra Hospital, Andrew Love Cancer Center, Geelong and Peter MacCallum Cancer Center in East Melbourne. This was a deliberate choice to expand the knowledge of variety of clinical practices and work under mentorship of variety of senior consultants.
He obtained his ‘certificate in research in clinical oncology’ from Melbourne University and has also obtained recognition from Monash University for a course on ‘community based palliative care’.
Dr Shah has contributed to research by various projects resulting in presentations and publications and is passionate about teaching junior doctors about art and science of medical oncology.
He is a member of a large number of professional bodies: MOGA, ASCO, ESMO, MASCC, ANZBCTG, ALTG, ANZUP, COGNO, PoCoG, TROG, PC4TG, AGITG, ANZGOG and PCN.
Dr Shah treats all cancers and also consults patients with suspected cancers.
Dr Shah’s area of particular interest is supportive care, which is often a forgotten part of practice of medical oncology. He believes strongly that cancer doesn’t only affect a person’s body - it affects, to a variable extent, the whole family as well as friends; and therefore needs not only looking after the body, but also comforting the mind and nourishing the soul.