Dr Ian Byard | Medical Oncologist | Icon Cancer Centre

Dr Ian Byard

Medical Oncologist
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Dr Ian Byard is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care to his patients through an innovative and personalised approach to his practice. With a focus on strong communication and evidence-based care, he supports his patients and their loved ones every step of the way to ensure they meet their treatment goals.


Dr Ian Byard is an experienced medical oncologist at Icon Cancer Centre Hobart. In 1988, he completed a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Tasmania and undertook his specialist oncology training at Royal Hobart and Royal Perth Hospitals. Dr Byard became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) in 1996 and held medical oncology appointments at Royal Hobart, North West Regional and Launceston General Hospitals in Tasmania.

He is a strong advocate for local research and clinical trials, with principal investigator experience in colorectal, melanoma and breast cancer studies. Dr Byard is actively involved in multidisciplinary care and medical education, regularly participating in fortnightly journal clubs and registrar advanced training. He also provides consultation and treatment services at Royal Hobart Hospital. His clinical experience covers a broad range of solid tumour malignancies with a special interest in gastrointestinal cancer, breast cancer, urological cancers, melanoma, skin cancer and lung cancer.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Trials Group (AGITG)
  • Australia & New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG)
  • Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA)
  • Medical Oncology Group of Australia (MOGA)
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
  • Private Cancer Physicians of Australia (PCPA)
  • Tasmanian Cooperative Oncology Group

Special Interests

Dr Ian Byard accepts referrals for all cancer types, with a special clinical interest in:
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Skin cancer

Icon Locations

Hobart View centre

Visiting Locations

  • Royal Hobart Hospital