Dr Cameron McLaren graduated Medical School from the University of New South Wales in Sydney after having also completed a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Sports Science. He spent his last two years of Medical School in Wagga Wagga, NSW, and then moved to Melbourne to begin his postgraduate training at Monash Health. He completed his internship and Basic Physician’s Training at Monash Health, and in 2015 spent the year as the health service’s Chief Resident whilst working in the Intensive Care Unit and Acute Assessment Unit at Monash Clayton.
He completed his training in Medical Oncology through Peninsula Health, Monash Health, and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. During this time, he also represented his cohort on several committees within the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Medical Oncology Group of Australia, and was Co-President of the Victorian Medical Oncology Training Group (VMOTG). He used his time as Co-President of the VMOTG to introduce further opportunities for Medical Oncology trainees to develop their communication skills and worked to improve the quality of Medical Oncology education.
Dr McLaren prides himself on his kindness, his communication skills (with patients as well as other healthcare providers), and his dedication to ensuring that each patient is receiving the best treatment for them as an individual. He is adamant that he treats people, not patients.
He is available to referring doctors directly on his mobile, and has a paging service that he encourages his patients to use if they have any questions or concerns along their treatment journey.
Cameron lives in Berwick with his wife Emma, and daughter Matilda.