Dr David Kok is a Radiation Oncologist and Associate Director of Radiation Oncology (Education) at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He treats all tumour subtypes but has a particular interest in skin and neurological malignancies.
Alongside his clinical work, David is heavily involved in postgraduate medical education. He is the Course Convenor and Academic Lead of the Master of Cancer Science Program, a course being run in partnership between the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He also serves as the Director of Training for radiation oncology trainees at Peter Mac. In 2010 he completed a Master of Education and Medical Education Fellowship with a focus on developing curricula and educational programs that acknowledge and maximize the benefit of individual learning styles as opposed to 'one size fits all' approaches.
He is currently involved in a number of major Australian and international research projects. This includes leading a translational research program exploring the genomic profiles of metastatic brain cancers to improve personalised treatment options for patients. Other projects include investigating the clinical and genetic predictors of outcome following radiosurgery, as well as nuclear imaging methods to determine response. He has previously published a thesis on breast cancer treatment patterns and multiple articles relating to best practice in tertiary medical education.