Australia Medical Providers

The following medical providers have experience treating families with hereditary colon cancer syndromes. ​We cannot make recommendations about specific physicians, attest to the credentials of these providers, nor do we evaluate their competency to practice. Furthermore, their inclusion on this website, or any referral to a provider from the Hereditary Colon Cancer Foundation, should not be considered an endorsement of any type. 


If you do not see​ providers ​near you, we can still help. Click​ HERE for names of​ genetic​ counselors who offer phone and web-based counseling. Or, if you give us some information about yourself and/or your family member(s), and tell us where you are located, we will do our best to find someone near you. Click HERE to contact us.


If you are a ​provider, experienced in treating patients with Hereditary Colon Cancer Syndromes, click ​HERE to register.

South Australia

North Adelaide

Women’s and Children’s Hospita

Nicola Poplawski, MBChB, DipPaed, FRACP, MD, Clinical Geneticist 




The Royal Melbourne Hospital 

Lara Lipton, FRAC, Medical Oncologist 



The Cancer Council Victoria 


The University of Melbourne

Richard Cotton, PhD, Geneticist



The University of Melbourne

Jeanette Reece, PhD, Academic Specialist


The Royal Melbourne Hospital 

Finlay Macrae, MD, MBBS, FRACP, FRCP, AGAF, Gastroenterologist

John Paul Plazzer, InSiGHT Database Curator, Bioinformatics, Genetics


Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research 

Oliver Sieber, BSc(Hons), UCL, PhD, UCL


New South Wales


Garvan Institute of Medical Research 

Maija Kohonen-Corish, PhD, Geneticist



Newcastle University

Bente Talseth-Palmer, PhD, Cancer Institute ECR Fellow 


St Vincent’s Hospital 

Allan Spigelman, MB, BS, MD, FRACS, FRCS




Brisbane Genetics 

Michael Gattas, MB BS (Hons) FRACP, Genetic Specialist, Paediatrician




Amanda Spurdle, MD, NHMRC Senior Research Fellow  



Royal Brisbane and Womens Hospital 

Rachel Susman, BSc, MBBS, MRCP, FRACP, Clinical Geneticist