Sarwan Bishnoi, Rohit Joshi, Vineet Kwatra, Meena Okera

Research Manager:

Kelly Mead

Administration Officer:

Sally Wood

Research Team:

Jennifer Joshi, Daniel Clark, Kate Penta, Adin Hunt, Lynda Matthews, Katarina Stojsavljevic, Jaya Shevlin, Janine Tam

Sarwan Bishnoi


Dr Bishnoi underwent specialist training in adult and paediatric medical oncology and malignant haematology at KIMIO, Bangalore and CMC Vellore, after completing his post graduate degree in internal medicine from University of Rajasthan. His special interests include colorectal, lung, breast, and head and neck cancers.

He was inducted to The Royal Australian College of Physicians as fellow in 2011 after advance oncology training at Flinders Medical Centre and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Dr Bishnoi has worked as a medical oncologist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Lyell McEwin Hospital. Beside vast experience in managing a wide variety of solid tumours in various clinical settings, Dr Bishnoi has a keen interest in clinical research and research ethics. He has over 30 publications to his credit published in various peer reviewed journals including Journal of Clinical Oncology, Annals of Oncology, Journal of Geriatric Oncology, Oral Oncology and Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology.

He is an active member of ethics committee and regularly reviews research protocols from international co-operative research groups as an expert for scientific validity, merit, integrity and ethical conduct. He is an active member of a number of professional bodies and societies.

Rohit Joshi


Rohit is a Medical Oncology Consultant working at private and public hospitals across Adelaide. He works with the GenesisCare group at Calvary Central Districts Hospital and St Andrew’s Hospital. His public Staff Specialist appointment is at Lyell McEwin Hospital.

Rohit completed his undergraduate training at the Christian Medical College in India, after which he trained in Medical Oncology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Rohit is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP), Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) and is certified by the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).

He treats all solid cancer types with major interests in Lung cancer, Breast cancer, Gastro-intestinal cancers (including Colon, Rectum, Pancreas), Kidney cancer and Melanoma.

Rohit is the Director for Cancer Research SA (CRSA) at St Andrew’s. He was the former Director of Research at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and Adelaide Oncology & Haematology. The research includes breast, lung, colorectal, melanoma, head and neck, genitourinary cancers and more; including Phase I (first-in-human), Phase II and Phase III studies. He was the Chairperson of the Adelaide Clinical Trials and Education Consortium (ACTEC), which is supported by Cancer Council SA.

He is an Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide and University of South Australia.

Dr Vineet Kwatra

MBBS, FRACP, Masters in Molecular Oncology

Vineet is an Australian trained medical oncologist with special interest in various solid malignancies including lung cancer, genito-urinary, gastrointestinal and gynaecological malignancies.

He completed his advanced training from Royal Adelaide Hospital, Calvary North Adelaide Hospital and Royal Darwin Hospital. He then completed his Clinical Research Fellowship at Guys and St Thomas Hospital, London in 2017 where he has dedicated his time in early phase clinical trial unit and translational research.

His main research focus is in the development of novel therapies for cancer. Vineet has also completed Masters degree in Molecular Oncology in 2017. He is a principle and sub-investigator on a number of clinical trials and one of the directors of Cancer Research South Australia (CRSA).

Vineet is an Associate in Adelaide Oncology and Haematology practices across multiple private hospitals including St Andrew’s Hospital, Calvary North Adelaide Hospital, Calvary Central District Hospital and Summit Health, Mount Barker.

He also holds a consultant medical oncology position at the Lyell McEwin Hospital and a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide. He is an active member of multiple national and international trial groups. He is passionate to make a difference and improve cancer care.

Dr Meena Okera


Meena currently practices at St Andrews Hospital, Burnside Hospital and at the Tennyson Centre, as well as holding a part-time position at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Her area of expertise is in breast and gynaecological tumours and she has been principal investigator of several clinical trials in this area. As a result of her participation in international clinical trials, Meena has co-authored a multitude of scientific publications in the breast cancer arena.

In the clinic, Meena is well known for her caring open personality, taking time to understand her patients’ needs and perspectives. She began her specialist training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and completed it at Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Trust in London in 2010, undertaking a fellowship there in breast & gynaecological tumours.

Meena has maintained these subspecialty tumour interests in Adelaide and participates regularly in the breast and gynaecological multi-disciplinary meetings. To arrange an appointment with Meena, please contact ICON Cancer Centre on 08 8292 2220.