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 also has the appointment of Clinical Director of Nuclear Medicine for the Northern Sydney Local Health District. He was made a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney in 2005 and more recently was promoted to full Professor.
Paul has a national and international reputation in various aspects of Nuclear Medicine, especially in the field of lung imaging as well as theranostics involving neuroendocrine tumours and prostate cancer, and he has over 110 peer-reviewed publications in various national and international journals. Paul played a key role in the introduction of SPECT/CT technology in Australia, the installation of northern Sydney’s first PET Scanner (at Royal North Shore Hospital) in 2010 and is leading the installation of Australia’s first combined clinical & research total body PET/CT scanner at RNSH in 2022.
Paul has been a member of numerous State and Commonwealth Department of Health committees and has played an active role in the professional associations related to Nuclear Medicine nationally, including serving as President of the Australasian Association of Nuclear Medicine Specialists (AANMS). He has convened multiple educational masterclasses both locally and internationally, implemented several nationally recognised registrar training initiatives and chaired the national registrar training site accreditation committee for Nuclear Medicine.
Along with Dr Liz Bernard, Paul established the Nuclear Medicine practice at North Shore Private Hospital, which opened in 1998.