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.
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
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For all general enquiries, please contact:
Natalie Villani - Department Administrator & PA to Director, Professor Andrew Grigg
P: 03 9496 5093
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 email@example.com