Dr Antoinette Anazodo

Diploma of Adolescent Oncology
Senior Staff Specialist Paediatric Haematologist/Oncologist
Subspecialty Paediatric and Adolescent Oncology
Director, Sydney Youth Service

“I love working with young adults, they inspire me and their whole life is in front of them. They have so much to give despite terrible situations and they’re such a resilient group of people. I enjoy being an advocate for their care, so they can make their own choices.”

Dr Antoinette Anazodo trained in paediatric and adolescent oncology in the United Kingdom and completed her training with a clinical fellowship at the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. During her training and fellowship Antoinette completed a postgraduate diploma in adolescent oncology and has developed a comprehensive understanding of the issues specific to Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) patients including best practice for tumour types. Dr Anazodo has developed an interest in the specific psychosocial, educational and vocational problems that AYA patients face during and after treatment.

Dr Anazodo was appointed as Director, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and Prince of Wales Hospital in October 2010. She is developing the AYA cancer service to ensure all AYA patients have access to appropriate age and tumour specific medical treatment as well as ensuring they benefit from psychosocial assessment and care navigation through treatment.

Dr Anazodo’s appointment across the paediatric and adult campus has provided opportunities for clinical and research collaboration between paediatric and adult colleagues. She is a member of the national COSA AYA cancer steering group and was appointed as chair of the NSW and ACT AYA steering group. She is also a member of the national curriculum advisory committee and has been working with colleagues to develop the AYA Postgraduate Certificate in Melbourne University, the AYA Psychosocial Jurisdiction Project Group and the AYA GP Early Detection Project. 
In 2021 Dr Anazodo was awarded an Order of Australia (General Division) for her contributions to AYA and oncofertility medicine.

Contact Details
Phone: (02) 9382 1690
Fax: (02) 9382 1789
Email: antoinette.anazodo@health.nsw.gov.au