Professor Nathan Cherny was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1958, where he was raised and educated. He studied medicine at Monash University Medical School where he graduated in 1983 with high distinction. He completed his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Physicians attaining specialist recognition in both Oncology and Palliative Medicine. During that time he established the undergraduate training program in palliative care at Monash University. 1991-1994 he completed a fellowship in Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York. In 1994 Dr Cherny joined with Prof Raphael Catane to establish the Oncology and Palliative Medicine Unit at the Shaare Zedek Hospital in Jerusalem. He continues to head that Cancer Pain and Palliative Medicine Service, and, in addition, he maintains an active practice in general oncology. He was the leader of the Global Opioid Policy Initiative which studied the availability and accessibility of opioids for the management of cancer pain in Africa, Asia, The Middle East, Latin America and India. He is now directing a similar project evaluating the availability and accessibility and out of pocket cost of anti cancer medications in Europe.
He initiated the ESMO project to develop a clinical benefit scale and is a member of the ESMO working group addressing this issue. Dr Cherny is very widely published and has made numerous invited lectures in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.
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