About Dr Maria Pearse
Dr Maria Pearse is a Consultant (Specialist) Radiation Oncologist and manages radiotherapy treatment at both Auckland Radiation Oncology and at Auckland City Hospital. Dr Pearse trained at Otago University in Dunedin, Auckland City Hospital and the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre in Canada.
In addition to her clinical roles at ARO and Auckland City Hospital, Dr Pearse is the Chief Pathology Examiner for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR), of which she is a Fellow. This is the examining and accrediting body for the Radiation Oncology specialty.
Dr Pearse is active in the field of cancer research and has a number of international peer-reviewed publications. She is also the recipient of a number of research grants and awards.
General oncology with a subspecialty interest in the following:
- Breast cancer
- Urological cancer
- Gastrointestinal cancers
- Skin cancers including melanoma and Merkel cell carcinoma
- Palliative radiation therapy including lung cancer
Dr Pearses interests also include:
- Intraoperative radiation therapy for breast cancer
- Stereotatic body radiotherapy
- Stereotatic treatment for brain metastases
MBChB (Otago) 1994, FRANZCR (Radiation Oncology) 2003
Dept of Radiation Oncology, Auckland City Hosp 1999-2003
Fellowship in Prostate Brachytherapy, Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Ctr, Toronto, Canada
Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Auckland City Hosp 2003-June 2004 & July 2005-current
Clinical & Research Fellow, Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Ctr, Toronto, Canada July 2004-June 2005
Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Auckland City Hosp
Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Mercy Specialist Ctr
Consultant Radiation Oncologist, Auckland Radiation Oncology
Senior lecturer in Oncology at The University of Auckland
Examiner for RANZCR