Dr Renuka Chittajallu

  • MBBS, FRACP
  • Medical Oncologist
  • Spoken languages English, Hindi, Telugu

Overview

Special clinical interest in breast, lung, gastrointestinal, urogenital, head and neck cancer and melanoma.

Dr Renuka Chittajallu is trained in General Oncology and treats all adult solid tumour types. She completed her Medical Oncology training at St George and Prince of Wales Hospitals; and was awarded FRACP in 2013. Since then, Renuka has been providing Medical Oncology service at Riverina Cancer Care Centre with outreach clinics to Griffith Oncology. She has gained extensive experience whilst working at different locations in Private and Public setting. Renuka brings a unique skill set and experience with her initial specialist training at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne in the field of Palliative Care. Her patients have access to knowledge and experience across both specialities and a lovely caring nature. Renuka is multilingual and experienced in meeting the needs of various culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Renuka enjoys a good book, cooking, travelling; and stays fit with regular outdoor activities and the gym.

Renuka is actively involved in multidisciplinary care of patients and meets regularly with the respective multidisciplinary teams at Nepean Hospital and Riverina Cancer Care Centre, Wagga Wagga.

As well as her clinical interests, Renuka educates undergraduate medical students from UNSW Rural Clinical School. Renuka regularly mentors and teaches junior doctors and is an examiner for Adult Medicine RACP Divisional clinical examinations. Renuka also educates GPs about the recent advances in cancer management across different tumour streams.

Research interests

Renuka is the Director of Clinical Trials at Riverina Cancer Care Centre and the unit has grown tremendously under her leadership. She was responsible for the first Pharma based clinical trial to start at Riverina Cancer Care Centre . The unit is now actively involved in clinical trials and research with patient enrolment in investigator-initiated, pharmaceutical, and collaborative group trials. Her strong interest in clinical trials has given the regional patients an opportunity to access the latest developments and drug therapies.