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Clinical Haematology

Overview

The Department of Clinical Haematology provides a broad range of care to patients with malignant haematological disorders, including cancers of the blood, bone marrow or lymph nodes such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. It also cares for patients with non-malignant blood disorders, such as anaemia, thrombosis (blood clots) and bleeding.

The team consists of eight consultants, four clinical haematology registrars, three laboratory registrars; three nurse counsellors whose job is to assist patients in dealing with their illness; (one for each of myeloma/myeloproliferative disease, acute leukaemia/myelodysplasia/CML and lymphoma/CLL), one autologous transplant co-ordinator with an additional focus on survivorship, an allogeneic transplant co-ordinator, a data manager and seven staff working in clinical trials.

Staff

The structure of the department is as follows; noting that all of the following consultants participate in general haematology ward service and outpatient clinics. Some of these consultants also have private haematology practices; in general patients with complex haematology problems seen in private have their management co-shared with the Austin Haematology unit.

Professor Andrew Grigg - Director of Clinical Haematology

Dr Simon He - Head of Transplantation

Dr Andrew Lim - Head of Myeloma

Dr Chun Fong - Head of Acute Leukaemia and Myelodysplasia

Dr Daniela Zantomio - Head of Apheresis

Dr Abbey Willcox - Head of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (as of November 2018)

Dr Eliza Hawkes - Head of Lymphoma

Dr Eric Wong - Allograft consultant

Additional consultants include:

Professor Tony Schwarer - Clinical Haematologist specialising in allografting responsibilities

Dr Paul Turner - Clinical Haematologist

 

Clinical Nurses include:

Tania Cushion - Lymphoma Coordinator

Lindsay Scudder - Myeloma Coordinator

Vanessa Donati - Acute Leukaemia & Myelodysplasia Coordinator

Priscilla Gates - Autograft and Survivorship Coordinator

Peter Shuttleworth - Allograft Coordinator

 

Click here for more information regarding our team.

 

For all general enquiries, please contact:

Natalie Villani - Department Administrator & PA to Director, Professor Andrew Grigg

P: 03 9496 5093

E: natalie.villani@austin.org.au

 

 

To arrange an appointment

 

To arrange an appointment with a clinical haematologist, patients require a referral from their general practitioner or referring doctor. Please see Referring a patient to Clinical Haematology for more details.

Referring doctors seeking advice

Referring doctors wanting to discuss a patient are welcome to ring the Clinical Haematology Registrar on call via our department administrator on 03 9496 5093 during business hours, or via the Austin switchboard (03 9496 5000) after hours.

The Director, Prof Andrew Grigg, is also happy to take GP calls on 03 9496 5093 or be emailed on andrew.grigg@austin.org.au