Dr Sophia Tzannes graduated from the University of Sydney with 1st Class Honours and the University Medal (first in year). She also obtained an additional degree of Bachelor of Science (Vet) in 1998 for work involving clinical anaesthesia and was selected for participation in the Cornell Leadership Program in America. Sophia then worked in private practice both in Canberra and in the UK prior to completing an Internal Medicine/Oncology residency at Liverpool University (UK).
Her time in the UK allowed her to complete training with world authorities in the fields of oncology, gastroenterology/hepatology, neurology and diagnostic imaging, amongst other aspects of internal medicine. She was awarded Diplomate status through the European College of Veterinary medicine (Canine and Feline Internal Medicine Specialist).
Sophia continued to work in the Liverpool University clinic until joining SASH in 2008 as an Internal Medicine Specialist, working both as an internist and in the oncology department. Her particular interest is in oncology, immune mediated disease, neurology and all aspects of investigational medicine (endoscopy, advanced imaging). As well as lecturing undergraduates, Sophia continues to provide lectures to the veterinary community and is currently involved in intern and residency teaching programmes.
Sophia lives with her slightly naughty, lovely Border Terrier, is a constant baby sitter of the extended family’s menagerie, and her husband and children.