Appointed as Honorary Director of the Brian Fricker Oncology Centre in February 2004, Associate Professor Kotasek has over 25 years experience in medicine, having graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1980. A/Prof Kotasek commenced training in Haematology and Oncology at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and then spent three years as a Fellow at the University of Minneapolis, Minnesota USA.
Following his return from the US in 1988, he was appointed as Consultant Medical Oncologist at TQEH. In 1995 he was one of the co-Founders of Adelaide Cancer Centre. A/Prof Kotasek has published over 60 articles in journals, serves on a number of Oncology Advisory Boards and has served on the Executive Committee of the Medical Oncology Group of Australian between 1999 and 2002.
In February 2004, A/Prof Kotasek was appointed as Honorary Directory of Burnside Hospital's Brian Fricker Oncology Centre, where he consults one day per week.
Treatment of solid tumours, in particular breast cancer, lung cancer, soft tissue sarcomas, GIST and renal cell carcinoma and the conduct of clinical trials, particularly new drug therapies.