Dr Paul Roach obtained his medical qualifications with honours from the University of Sydney and completed his residency training at Royal North Shore Hospital. He then undertook specialty training in Nuclear Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, U.S.A. (working at such prestigious institutions as the Brigham & Women’s Hospital, the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Beth Israel Hospital and the Childrens’ Hospital, Boston). Subsequently, he has undergone training in PET imaging at St Thomas’ Hospital, London.
Since 2000, he has been the Director of Nuclear Medicine at Royal North Shore Hospital, and in 2005 was made a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney. He is also the Clinical Director of Nuclear Medicine for the Northern Sydney Area Health Service.
Paul has a national and international reputation in various aspects of Nuclear Medicine, especially in the field of lung imaging, and he has over 70 peer-reviewed publications in various national and international journals. Paul played a key role in the introduction of SPECT/CT technology in Australia as well as the installation of northern Sydney’s first PET Scanner (at Royal North Shore Hospital) in 2010.
Paul is the chairman of the company that runs the Nuclear Medicine practice at North Shore Private Hospital, which opened in 1998.