Dr Debra Furniss is based at the Sunshine Coast and North Brisbane and attends GenesisCare Nambour and Chermside treatment centres. She also attends clinics at Sunshine Coast Haematology & Oncology Clinic (SCHOC) at Buderim, Caboolture Private Hospital and Peninsula Private Hospital in Redcliffe.
Debra qualified in medicine at the University of Sheffield in 1995. She trained initially in general medicine gaining membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 1999. She started training in Clinical Oncology at Weston Park Hospital in Sheffield, England in 1998. During her training she completed a Masters of Science degree in oncology at Nottingham University in 2000. Debra attained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists in 2001, completed her training in 2003, and began working as a consultant Clinical Oncologist at Weston Park Hospital. During this time she was involved in the administration of adult and paediatric radiation therapy. In February 2013 Debra relocated to Queensland from the UK and started work at Premion now known as GenesisCare. She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Radiologists in 2014.
As well as the use of radiotherapy in the management of malignant disease she is also involved in the use of radiotherapy to treat benign diseases, being a member of the International Dupuytren Society. Debra is also a member of the Australian Gastrointestinal Trials Group (AGITG).
Regional Medical Director – Sunshine Coast