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Haematology Randwick Campus | Staff Contact Details
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Haematology Wollongong Campus | Staff Contact Details

Haematology Randwick Campus

The Department of Haematology at Randwick campus provides laboratory and consultative services to the Prince of Wales Hospital, Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Sydney Children's Hospital, the Royal Hospital for Women and Sydney Hospital.  The department offers a comprehensive service of generalised and specialised laboratory testing.  The Coagulation Laboratory performs platelet function testing, factor assays, von Willebrand's screens, thrombophilia testing and testing for inhibitors. The laboratory includes flow cytometry and haemoglobinopathy testing and has a Bone Marrow Transplant Laboratory that supports the allogenic and autologous stem cell transplantation program at Sydney Children's Hospital and an Autologous Transplant Program at the Prince of Wales Hospital.  The Haematologists provide clinical services, including inpatient and outpatient care, and a consultative service.   We treat patients with haematological malignancies, perform autologous stem cell transplants, and offer an apheresis service to the Randwick campus.  We have specialised interests in the care of patients with haemoglobinopathies and in disorders of thrombosis and haemostasis.

The Haematology Department is administratively linked to SEALS Laboratory Genetics Service, and research collaborations with colleagues at the Lowy Centre and the Sydney Cord Blood Bank.   The department participates in clinical trials in the management of venous thrombosis and immune thromboctopenia, and in phase I, II and III trials in a variety of haematological malignancies.  The Haematology Laboratory includes highly regarded Senior Scientists with responsibility for their own sections.
 
Staff Contact Details

All the Staff Specialists have conjoint appointments at the University of New South Wales and contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching. The Staff Specialists are dual Fellows of the Royal Australian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.
    
A/Prof Robert Lindeman
Phone: (+612) 9382 9004 (Secretary) or (+612) 9382 9036 (direct)
Fax: (+612) 9382 9301
Email: robert.lindeman@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

A/Prof Lindeman is the Executive Medical Director of SEALS and has a background in molecular genetics. He has a clinical interest in the care of patients with haemoglobinopathies, oversees the Bone Marrow Transplant and Andrology Laboratory and is also the Clinical Director of the Sydney Cord Blood Bank. A/Prof Dr Lindeman is also on the RCPA Haematology Advisor Committee, the Cancer Advisory Committee, the Medical Advisory Committee for NATA, the Scientific Advisory Committee for ARCBS and the ARCBS Ethics Committee, and represents the Sydney Cord Blood Bank at AusCord.

Dr Tim Brighton 
Phone: (+612) 9382 9004 (Secretary) or (+612) 9382 9013 (direct)
Fax: (+612) 9382 9116
Email: tim.brighton@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Dr Brighton is the Clinical Director of laboratory Haematology, SEALS Randwick. Dr Brighton has a particular interest in platelet disorders, thrombosis and disorders of haemostasis.  He oversees the coagulation laboratory and clinical trials activities of the department.  He is also an Office-Bearer of the Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand and of the Australian Society of Thrombosis &Haemostasis and is a member of the POWH Drug Committee. He chairs the EviQ Haematology Protocol Committee and is a member of the Haemophilia Directors Consortium.  

Dr Carol Cheung 
Phone: (+612) 9382 9004 (Secretary) or (+612) 9382 9045 (direct)
Fax: (+612) 9382 9116
Email: carol.cheung@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Dr Cheung has a background in molecular genetics and supervises the flow cytometry and haemoglobinopathy laboratories.

Dr Susan MacCallum 
Phone: (+612) 9382 9047 (Secretary) or (+612) 9382 9100 (direct)
Fax: (+612) 9382 9116
Email: susan.maccallum@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Dr MacCallum is responsible for the Blood Bank, chairs the Hospital Transfusion Committee and oversees paediatric haematology reporting in the laboratory.  She represents the hospital on the Clinician's Consultative Committee at ARCBS, represents SESIHS for the CEC Blood Watch Programme and is the RCPA representative on the Blood Component Safety Advisory Committee.

Dr Giselle Kidson-Gerber 
Phone: (+612) 9382 9047 (Secretary) or (+612) 9382 9000 (direct)
Fax: (+612) 9382 9116
Email: giselle.kidson-gerber@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Dr Kidson-Gerber has an interest in the care of  patients with thalassaemia, haematological aspects of pregnancy medicine and undergraduate teaching.

Professor Mark Hertzberg
Phone: (+612) 9382 9004 (Secretary) or (+612) 9382 9036 (direct)
Fax: (+612) 9382 9116
Email: mark.hertzberg@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
 
Professor Hertzberg is the Director of the Clinical Haematology Service. He has a particular interest in clinical trials, with particular expertise in the management of lymphomas. Professor Hertzberg is the Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Australasion Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group. 

Dr John Pimanda 
Phone: (+612) 9385 1003
Mobile: 0439 241 083
Fax: (+612) 9385 1389
Email: jpimanda@unsw.edu.au

Dr Pimanda, a Clinical Academic at the Prince of Wales Hospital, has a strong research program in haemopoieisis at the Lowy Institute at the University of New South Wales and has a close clinical and research affiliation with the Department of Haematology.

Dr Antoinette Anazodo 
Phone: (+612) 9382 9788
Fax: (+612) 9382 9116
Email: antoinette.anazodo@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Dr Anazodo is a Staff Specialist who heads the Adolescent and Young Adult Team.  She has a strong clinical partnership with the Haematology Department and is administratively based within the department.

Laboratory Manager 
Mr Frankie Ip
Phone: (+612) 9382 9009
Fax: (+612) 9382 9116
Email: frankie.ip@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Ms Gillian Rozenberg (Morphology Lab)
Phone: (+612) 9382 9005
Fax: (+612) 9382 9116
Email: gillian.rozenberg@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au  

Ms Sarah Just (Coagulation and Platelet Lab)
Phone: (+612) 9382 9003
Fax: (+612) 9382 9116
Email: sarah.just@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
 
Ms Dorothy Stern (Blood Bank) 
Phone: (+612) 9382 9148
Fax: (+612) 9382 9122
Email: dorothy.stern@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Ms Charmaine Marsh (Flow Cytometry Lab) 
Phone: (+612) 9382 9007
Fax: (+612) 9382 9116
Email: charmaine.marsh@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Mr Christopher Nicol (Andrology Lab) 
Phone: (+612) 9382 6644
Fax: (+612) 9382 6638
Email: christopher.nicol@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Ms Kirsty Power (Haemoglobinopathy Lab)
Phone: (+612) 9382 9018
Fax: (+612) 9382 9116
Email: kirsty.power@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

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Haematology St. George Campus

The department provides a range of laboratory services in haematology including: automated blood cell analysis, bone marrow examination, flow cytometry, routine and special coagulation assays, transfusion medicine and haemopoietic stem cell transplantation.  An area reference services is provided for B12 and folate assays, intrinsic factor antibodies, whole blood aggregation and heparin induced anti-platelet antibodies. A state-wide reference service is provided for drug-dependent or autoimmune anti-platelet antibodies.  A routine clinical haematology and consultative service is provided for the St George, Sutherland and affiliated hospitals. For clinical services provided by the department, please see the following link:  Haematology Clinical Services

The Department of Haematology at Kogarah is accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia for supervised Registrar training, and actively participates in training junior laboratory staff. The department is a centre of excellence, catering for the diagnostic, clinical, research and teaching activities of SESLHD and ISLHD.

Address:
Department of Haematology
SEALS
St. George Hospital
Gray Street
Kogarah NSW 2217

Staff Contact Details 

Director

Professor Beng Chong, MBBS, PhD, FRCP, FRACP, FRCPA

Staff Specialists:
Professor Szu-Hee Lee, MBBChir, PhD, FRCPE, FRCPath, FRACP, FRCPA
Dr Sundra Ramanathan, MBBS (Hons), FRACP, FRCPA
Dr Shir-Jing Ho, MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA
Dr Amanda Hugman, MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA
Dr Fernando Roncolato, Bmed, FRACP, FRCPA
Dr Xavier Badoux, MBBS,FRACP, FRCPA

Laboratory Manager
Mr Sudha Pillai, BAppSc (Biomedical), MHA, AIMS
Phone: (+612) 9113 3432
Fax: (+612) 9113 3942
Email: sudha.pillai@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Senior Hospital Scientist Blood Bank
Mr Peter Loizou, Path Tech Certificate, BAppsc (Biomedical)
phone: (+612) 9113 3437
Fax: (+612) 9113 3942
Email: peter.loizou@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Senior Hospital Scientist Flow Cytometry
Ms Susan Smith BApp Sc (Biomedical)
Phone: (+612) 9113 3402
Fax: (+612) 9113 3942
Email: susan.smith@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Senior Hospital Scientist Coagulation and Special Coagulation
Ms Rosalie Gemmell, BAppSc (Clinical Biochemistry)
Phone: (+612) 9113 3428/3401
Fax: (+612) 9113 3942
Email: rosalie.gemmell@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Senior Hospital Scientist Bone Marrow Transplant Lab
Dr Christine Wassell, BSc, MSc, PhD
Phone: (+612) 9113 3405
Fax: (+612) 9113 3942
Email: christine.wassell@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Senior Technical Officer B12/Folate
Ms Karen Staff, Path Techniques, Associate Diploma
Phone: (+612) 9113 3076
Fax: (+612) 9113 3942
Email: karen.staff@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Senior Hospital Scientist Morphology
Mrs Nella Mangos, BAppSc (Biomedical)
Phone: (+612) 9113 3422
Fax: (+612) 9113 3942
Email: nella.mangos@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Secretary
Ms Amrat Pankhania
Phone: (+612) 9113 3438
Fax: (+612) 9113 3942
Email: amrat.pankhania@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

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Haematology Wollongong Campus

Haematology services in the Southern Network of SEALS are based at Wollongong Hospital with a satellite clinic at Shoalhaven Hospital.  The Haematology Laboratory based in our Wollongong Campus is NATA AS4633 (ISO 15189) accredited.  We provide clinical and laboratory consultation on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The department is a centre of excellence catering for the diagnostic, clinical, research and teaching needs of the SESLHD and ISLHD.

We provide treatment for:
• Leukaemia
• Lymphoma
• Myeloma
• Myeloproliferative disorders
• Myelodysplasia
• Thrombophilia
• Haemoglobinopathies

Our specific services include:
• Administration of chemotherapy and new biological agents
• Access to clinical research
• Transfusion
• Apheresis
• Autologous bone marrow transplantation

Staff Contact Details:

Director:
Dr Pauline Warburton

Phone: (+612) 4253 4009  
Fax: (+612) 4253 4771 
Email: pauline.warburton@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Senior Staff Specialists:
 A/Prof Kim Cartwright

Phone: (+612) 4253 4009
Fax: (+612) 4253 4771 
Email:kim.cartwright@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Prof Peter Presgrave
Phone: (+612) 4253 4009
Fax: (+612) 4253 4771 
Email: peter.presgrave@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
 
Dr Josobel Saverimuttu
Phone: (+612) 4253 4009
Fax: (+612) 4253 4771 
Email: josobel.saverimuttu@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au
 
Laboratory Manager 
Mr Lex Cillekens
Phone: (+612) 4222 5470
Fax: (+612) 4222 5514
Email: lex.cillekens@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Mr Michael Ryan (Haematology Core Lab)
Phone: (+612) 4222 5164
Fax: (+612) 4222 5514
Email: michael.j.ryan@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au 

Ms Margaret Vernon (Blood Bank) 
Phone: (+612) 4222 5452
Fax: (+612) 4222 5514 
Email: margaret.vernon@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

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