John is one of the founding doctors of Icon and since the early 1990s he has played a critical role in the group’s day oncology business. He has been a driving force behind the evolution of private oncology practice, actively advocating for private clinical trials and research, and leading the way for stem cell transplantation.
In 1996, he spearheaded Medicare funding negotiations for stem cell transplantation and became the Director of the Wesley Hospital, Queensland’s Stem Cell Transplant Laboratory and Program, the only integrated private service of its kind in Australia. He also helped lead the development of the private Bone Marrow Transplant Program at Wesley which continues to help thousands of patients today.
As founding President of the Private Cancer Physicians of Australia (PCPA), John has sought to improve oncology care, while also making significant contributions to oncology education and research through the Icon Cancer Foundation. More recently, he lent his expertise to Icon’s COVID-19 response participating in groupwide Q&A sessions and advising on clinical decisions and governance daily.