Congratulations to Arian Lasocki who has been appointed to Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology at the University of Melbourne.

Associate Professor Arian Lasocki is a Neuroradiologist, Head of Radiology Research and Co-Head of MRI at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.

Arian first rotated to Peter Mac as a medical student, and later as an HMO and Radiology Registrar. He undertook radiology training at the Western Hospital and an MRI/Neuroradiology Fellowship at Royal Melbourne Hospital before returning to Peter Mac in 2013 as a Consultant Radiologist.

Arian is one of few Australian-trained Radiologists to have attained subspecialty Neuroradiology certification (EDiNR) from the European Board of Neuroradiology.

He combines his clinical expertise in Neuroradiology with broad research interests in Neuro-Oncology, including intracranial gliomas, intracranial metastatic disease and post-treatment effects.

Arian completed his doctoral thesis in 2018 on “The preoperative MRI assessment of adult intracranial diffuse gliomas”. Arian’s international profile is well demonstrated by regular speaker invitations to major national and international conferences, including the European Congress of Radiology, American Society of Neuroradiology and Asian-Oceanian Congress of Neuroradiology.

He has authored 48 peer-reviewed manuscripts, the majority as first or senior author. Arian has also contributed to the fields of Radiology and Neuro-Oncology through a variety of national clinical leadership roles, including current roles on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology (RANZCR) Faculty of Clinical Radiology Council, RANZCR Clinical Radiology Research Committee and COGNO (Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology) Scientific Advisory Committee.

In 2018 Arian received the prestigious MSD Hubert Stuerzl Memorial Educational Award, the major national award of COGNO. Arian is the only Radiologist to have received this award and it pays great recognition to the contribution he has made to Neuro-Oncology research.

Arian was also awarded a Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation Discovery Partner Fellowship in 2019. The fellowship allowed Arian to further expand the scope of his research and cement his passion for clinical research in Neuro-Oncology.