Dr Tivanka Senanayake

Radiation Oncologist. MB BS 2006 London; FRANZCR 2016
Dr Tivanka Senanayake

Professional Profile

Tiv Senanayake graduated MBBS in London in 2005.  Following two years working in hospitals in England he moved to New Zealand and pursued specialty training in radiation oncology in Wellington, obtaining FRANZCR in 2015.  A fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto in 2018 preceded him taking up a permanent consultant position in Dunedin Hospital.  Dunedin has now become home for his young family.

Breast, head and neck, lung and palliative radiotherapy are Tiv's subspecialty interests and is experienced in multiple radiotherapy modalities including IMRT/VMAT, SABR, SXR, and brachytherapy.  He enjoys teaching and is currently the Director of Training for RANZCR radiation oncology registrars in Dunedin and an honorary clinical senior lecturer at Otago University.  

Tiv provides a friendly, holistic and collaborative approach to his consultations.  He values clear communication and provision of information tailored to each individual patient.  


  • Breast
  • Head and neck
  • Palliative
  • Lung
  • Skin (including melanoma).


MB BS 2006 London; FRANZCR 2016

Vocational Scope

Radiation Oncology

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