Dr Tristan Molden-Hauer has been declared a “Healthcare Hero”.

The radiation oncologist at Peter Mac's Sunshine campus was surprised with this news in live-to-air TV interview on Friday.

It was part of a Network Ten initiative to reward healthcare workers during the pandemic, and Tristan was nominated by his wife Kelly.

“OK … Oh wow, that’s amazing – Thankyou!” Tristan said.

Healthcare Heroes receive free flights to anywhere in Australia, plus a $500 fuel voucher to get out on a road trip.

Watch the full clip below.