Despina Handolias

MBBS Hons, MD, FRACP, ASLM board certified lifestyle medicine physician

Clinical medical oncologist working in private practice over the past 12 years, previously worked in Australia and UK in clinical and research roles. Completed research higher degree (MD) through University of Melbourne and PeterMacCallum Cancer centre in the area of therapeutic and molecular oncology including multiple peer reviewed publications in the field. Areas of clinical interest include GI, melanoma and lung cancer with a special interest in lifestyle medicine in the prevention and management of chronic diseases including cancer. Member of Australasian Society of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM) and board certified lifestyle medicine physician (2021) and member of Doctors for nutrition Australia. Actively promoting lifestyle medicine with a focus on nutrition in clinical practice and through social media platforms (@veganoncologist). Plant-based and vegan for over 10 years, enjoys creative vegan (Greek) cooking, travel adventures and is a tennis and running enthusiast.