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DR CATTLEYA GASPAR

DR CATTLEYA GASPAR

Princess Diana beautifully said - "Nothing brings me more happiness than trying to help the most vulnerable. It is a good and essential part of my life, a kind of destiny."

"Oncology is a remarkable field. With advances in medical sciences and technology, there are continuous opportunities on the horizon to improve patient care and treatment outcomes. For me, Oncology is about empathy, kindness and compassion. The care journey doesn't end when the treatment is completed. The cancer journey is a lifelong one of helping patients through difficult decisions, being there for them through their most difficult of times, and guiding them through their follow up care pathways. This to me, is most rewarding and I find it an honour to work in this field.

I remain grateful for the mentorship by some of the greatest minds in the field, and have dedicated my career to help those impacted by cancer and my wish is to truly make a meaningful difference in the lives of my patients and their loved ones."

 

Dr Gaspar completed her MBChB at the University of Pretoria in 2011. Having served two years of medical internship at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital, in Pretoria, Dr Gaspar then completed her community service at the Kalafong Tertiary Hospital in family and emergency medicine. She then returned to the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in 2015 where she worked as a medical officer in Oncology. After eighteen months, Dr Gaspar started her specialisation and was admitted as a Fellow of the College of Radiation Oncologists in 2021. She joined DMO in 2022.

 

Dr Gaspar has completed her Master's Degree at the University of Pretoria, with her research focused on the predisposing factors of chronic radiation proctitis. She enjoys attending both local and international meetings and has had the privilege of presenting a case report at the ESMO Africa Summit and also participated in a poster presentation at the annual SASCRO/SASMO congresses. Furthermore, Dr Gaspar attended several international investigator meetings overseas, where the use of Immunotherapy in Lung and Gastric Cancer was addressed.

 

Dr Gaspar works at the Groenkloof Radiation Oncology and Mûelmed Radiation Oncology Centres and is part of a team of eight Oncologists that consult at the DMO locations. Being available to the patient is of importance to us. Our Oncologists are available daily to our patients, throughout their treatment programme, and beyond for follow up care and are rostered on call, 24 / 7 - all year.