Dr. Sem Lew

Dr Sem Lew
Dr. Sem Lew

Medical Oncologist

Sem Liew graduated from University of Melbourne (St Vincent’s Clinical School) and then completed his advanced training in oncology at Austin and Monash Hospitals. After obtaining fellowship with the Royal College of Physicians in medical oncology, Sem has undertaken a 2 year fellowship at the Austin Hospital in the sub-specialty areas of lung and brain cancers.

Sem is actively involved in oncological research. He has published scientific papers, review article, and abstracts, many of which have been presented at both local and international conferences. He is an invited speaker at national conferences and invited reviewer in local and international oncology journals.

As well as being a medical oncologist and clinical researcher, Sem currently holds the National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) postgraduate scholarship and Pfizer Research Project Grant researching the role of using epigenetics to improve chemosensitivity in lung cancer. His work was shortlisted as the finalist at the Australian Lung Cancer Conference, and Austin Medical Research Foundation Young Investigator Award.

Outside of work, Sem enjoys his time with his wife and daughter. He also enjoys his sports i.e. tennis, golf and basketball.

Visit list of published articles - www.researchgate.net/profile/Sem_Liew/

Achievements/ Awards

  • National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Postgraduate Scholarship (2013-14)
  • Finalist for Australian Lung Cancer Conference Young Investigator Award (2014)
  • Pfizer Cancer Research Grant (2014)
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) - Shields Research Entry Scholarship (2013) (offered but declined)
  • Finalist for Austin Medical Research Foundation Young Investigator Award (2013)
  • Ludwig Scholarship Prize at Austin Research Week (2013)
  • Australia & Asia Pacific Clinical Oncology Research Development Workshop (ACCORD) fellowship (2012)
  • Best of the Best Fellow Award at Australia & New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate (ANZUP) Cancer Trials Group (2012)
  • Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA) – IPSEN European oncology meeting trainee travel award (2012)