A/Prof. Michael Back


Special clinical interests in neurological and palliative.



Professional profile


Michael Back is a radiation oncologist who has been specialising in the management of brain tumours for more than 20 years. He has been active in developing and expanding multidisciplinary neuro-oncology services in major university teaching hospitals within NSW and South-east Asia. With a strong emphasis on patient centred care and empowerment though clear information provision, he has generated a large clinical practice encompassing evidence based care, technological innovation, research and clinical trials.

He opened the Sydney Brain Tumour Clinic in 2013 to provide a convenient specialised service for patients dealing with a brain tumour to seek further advice on their management and care. Managing patients through Genesis Cancer Care Centres at the Mater Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital, St Vincent’s Clinic and Hurstville Waratah Medical Centre, the Sydney Brain Tumour Clinic provides a personalised resource to guide patients with their specific treatment decision-making.