OUR DOCTORS & STAFF

We pride ourselves in the level of care we offer every one of our patients. Our Multidisciplinary Team approach is delivered by one global team of experts — people and resources centred around you, setting a precedent for world-class cancer care close to home.

Consultant Radiation Oncologists

Each patient has a primary consultant radiation oncologist in charge of his or her care; the consultants work closely with all other areas of the multi-disciplinary team to oversee the customised care for each individual patient.

Our consultant radiation oncologists include:

Dayle Hacking, MD
Medical Director and Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Radiation Oncology Sub Specialties
Haematology and Urology

Services
Consultative Services, Radiotherapy, IMRT, Brachytherapy (Radioactive Seed Implant)

Dr. Dayle Jeremy Harold Hacking, specialist radiation oncologist, received his medical degree at Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine, Zimbabwe.

After serving one year with the Air Force as a medical assistant, Dr. Hacking completed an internship in general surgery, internal medicine, and orthopaedics at Grey’s/Northdale Hospital Complex, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, where he also served as a medical officer. He then completed residencies in the department of surgery and department of radiotherapy and oncology at the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Dr. Hacking is professionally registered as a medical practitioner and a specialist radiation therapist and oncologist by the:

  • South African Medical and Dental Council
  • General Medical Council (UK)
  • Irish Medical Council

Dr. Hacking is a Bard accredited proctor for Low Dose Rate (LDR) brachytherapy and has a special interest in uro-oncology. Dr. Hacking holds a number of memberships with professional and scientific societies, and has authored several publications and presentations.

In 2006, Dr. Hacking joined the UPMC team and was appointed medical director of UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre in 2014.

Wojciech Sasiadek, MD
Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Radiation Oncology Sub Specialties
Breast Cancer, CNS Tumours, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Head and Neck Cancers, and Skin Cancer

Services
Consultative Services, Radiotherapy, IMRT

Dr. Wojciech Sasiadek, consultant radiation oncologist, received his medical degree at Silesian School of Medicine in Katowice, Poland.

Dr. Sasiadek completed an internship specialising in head and neck radiation therapy in Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology in Warsaw. After spending time at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and the Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Detroit, he was made consultant oncologist in the Head and Neck Division at the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre, in addition to serving outpatient departments in Bedzin, Chorzow, and Sosnowiec.

Dr. Sasiadek is professionally registered as a medical practitioner and a specialist oncologist by the:

  • Polish Chamber of Physicians and Dentists/Centrum Egzaminów Medycznych w Lodzi
  • General Medical Council (UK)
  • Irish Medical Council

Dr. Sasiadek holds a number of memberships with professional and scientific societies, and has authored several publications and presentations.

In May 2007, Dr. Sasiadek joined UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre as a consultant radiation oncologist.

Dr. Esam Abdelaal, MD
Consultant Radiation Oncologist

Radiation Oncology Sub Specialties
Breast Cancer and Lung Cancer

Services
Consultative Services, Radiotherapy, IMRT, Respiratory Gating and Deep Inspiration Breath-hold techniques

Dr. Esam Abdelaal, consultant radiation oncologist, was raised in Mansoura, Egypt, and graduated from Medical College at Mansoura University, Egypt in 1988.

Following his internship and specialist training at Mansoura University Hospital, he undertook a Masters in Medicine (Radiation Oncology) and a Fellowship in Radiology (Therapeutic) at Mansoura University, Egypt in 1994.

Dr. Abdelaal was awarded a two-year fellowship at the University of North Shore and Stony Brook, USA, from 1998 to 2000. Following his return to Egypt, he spent two years at the University Hospital of Mansoura and was awarded his PhD in Radiation Oncology in 2002. He has worked as a consultant clinical radiation oncologist at Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Malaysia from 2003 to 2010; the Armed Forces Hospital, Saudi Arabia from 2010 to 2012; and at Mansoura University Hospital, Egypt, 2012 to 2014.

Dr Esam is registered as a medical practitioner and a specialist oncologist by the:

  • Egyptian Medical Council
  • Malaysian Medical Council
  • Saudi Medical Council
  • Irish Medical Council

In March 2015, Dr. Esam joined UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre as a consultant radiation oncologist.

Radiation Therapists

Our team of radiation therapists are responsible for the safe and accurate delivery of every radiation treatment delivered in the Cancer Centre. They ensure that treatments are delivered exactly as prescribed by the consultants and serve as a daily contact point for patients as they go through treatment.

Radiation Oncology Nurses

Our nursing team works with the consultants and radiation therapists to take care of all patients undergoing radiation therapy. Each patient will have a primary nurse in charge of his or her care and will have scheduled visits during treatment.

Medical Physics Team

Our team of medical physicists work behind the scenes with the consultants to develop individual treatment plans designed for each patient. They also oversee quality assurance for all equipment used in the Cancer Centre, ensuring treatment units perform exactly as they should.

Administrative Team

Our administrative team works hard to maintain all patient files, schedule appointments, and coordinate all information on behalf of each individual patient that visits the Cancer Centre.

Ambulance Driver

Our ambulance driver takes care of the transportation of patients who are having radiation therapy in the Cancer Centre while staying in University Hospital Waterford.

Multidisciplinary Team

The South East region organizes multi-disciplinary team meetings, with the participation of all clinicians who take part in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer patients. The meetings take place in University Hospital Waterford and incorporate patients referred through St. Luke’s Kilkenny, South Tipperary General Hospital, and Wexford General. At these meetings, experts meet to discuss the individual care plan for each patient. Consultant radiation oncologists from UPMC Whitfield Cancer Centre actively participate, ensuring that output feeds directly into the Cancer Centre and the overall continuity of care for each and every patient.