Dr Prasad Cooray is committed to the pursuit of excellence in patient-centred medical care.
Prasad is a general oncologist with a particular clinical interest in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer (colon, rectum, oesophagus, stomach); hepato-biliary cancer (pancreas, liver, gall bladder, bile duct); genitourinary cancer (prostate, kidney, bladder); and lung cancer.
Prasad graduated from Monash University (MBBS Hons) in 1996, having spent an additional undergraduate year in laboratory-based research leading to a Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) degree, undergraduate research award and a number of publications on platelet functioning and cell signalling. He completed further advanced training at Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and The Austin and Alfred Hospitals.
Patients under Prasad’s care benefit from his extensive network of medical practitioners as well as his commitment to coordinating care across multiple medical disciplines. Prasad is actively involved in cancer clinical trials as a co-investigator at Eastern Health. He participates in weekly multidisciplinary team meetings that make treatment decisions on the management of complex cancer cases.
For Prasad, oncology offers a very privileged opportunity: to treat, educate and empower his patients. He established Yarra Oncology in 2014, a dedicated cancer practice that amplifies Prasad’s capacity to advocate for cancer patients and deliver best practice cancer care.
Dr Cooray speaks fluent Sinhalese.