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 or blood clots as well as bleeding.
The team consists of eight consultants; full-time or part-time, four clinical haematology registrars as well as three laboratory registrars; two nurse counsellors whose job is to assist patients in dealing with their illness; one focuses on myeloma and myelodysplasia and the other on lymphoma and 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.
In 2016, the department was expanded and restructured due to the increased demand and complexity of work.
The resultant structure of the department is as follows; noting that all of the following consultants participate in general haematology ward service and outpatient clinics.
Professor Andrew Grigg - Director
Roles: administration, general haematology and allogeneic transplant, specific interest in lymphoma and trial responsibility for CLL and myeloproliferative disease, including CML.
Dr Simon He - Head of Transplantation
Dr Andrew Lim - Head of the Myeloma
Dr Chun Fong - Head of Acute Leukaemia and Myelodysplasia
Dr Daniela Zantomio - Head of Apheresis
Dr Wai Khoon Ho - Head of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
Dr Eliza Hawkes - Head of Lymphoma
Additional part-time consultants include:
Professor Tony Schwarer - Clinical Haematologist specialising in allograft responsibilities
Dr Paul Turner - Clinical Haematologist
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Peter Shuttleworth - Clinical Nurse Consultant
P: 9496 5236
Tania Cushion - Clinical Nurse Consultant - Lymphoma
P: 9496 9735
Priscilla Gates - Clinical Nurse Consultant - Autograft & Survivorship
P: 9496 9735
Natalie Villani - Department Administrator & PA to Director, Professor Andrew Grigg
P: 03 9496 5093