Bundoora Specialist Health Care
445 Grimshaw Street
Bundoora VIC 3083
Tel: 03 9470 8300
Fax: 03 9470 8311
Private Hospital Accreditations
Warringal Private Hospital
John Fawkner Private Hospital
MBBS FRACP FRCPA
- Consultant Haematologist
Lachie firmly believes each patient is an individual, requiring individualised management, frank communication and guaranteed continuity of care.
He is particularly interested in:
- myeloma / amyloidosis
- pregnant women with haematological disorders (obstetric haematology)
- perioperative anticoagulation
- malignant haematological disorders in the elderly
- CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukaemia)
- young adults with haematological disorders
After graduating from the University of Adelaide, Lachie commenced his training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital before moving with his wife to Melbourne. He completed his haematology training in the Haematology Units of the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Austin Hospital before undertaking additional post-fellowship training at the Royal Children’s and Royal Women’s Hospitals. As a dual-trained Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist with a unique breadth of experience, he has the skills and support to treat both malignant and non-malignant haematological disorders in adults and pregnant women.
Lachie practises privately via Bundoora Specialist Health Care on Grimshaw Street and treats patients with chemotherapy, transfusions or iron infusions via Warringal Private Hospital or through the Austin and Northern Hospitals. Lachie’s work as a sessional Laboratory Haematologist at Melbourne Pathology allows him to review blood films, marrow biopsies and lymph node biopsies to optimally manage difficult cases.
Lachie is the inaugural Director of the Clinical Haematology Service of Northern Health, a rapidly growing service begun in 2009 that encompasses the outer metropolitan, regional and rural areas to the north and north-east of Melbourne. He is passionate about expanding the access of local patients and medical practitioners to high quality haematology care. Lachie maintains a close affiliation with the Austin Hospital as an honorary Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist, actively participating in the cross-campus Lymphoma MDM (multi-disciplinary meeting). He strongly advocates for his patients to help them access transplantation and the latest clinical trials.
As part of achieving his vision, Lachie has setup an outreach Haematology clinic at the Craigieburn Health Service to serve regional and rural patients and established an accredited Haematology advanced trainee for Northern Health. He chairs the Northern Health Blood Transfusion Committee. He is also energetic in promoting access to clinical trials for local patients through links to other major tertiary centres. In 2012 he will be opening trials in CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukaemia) and perioperative iron therapy through the Northern Hospital.
Lachie firmly believes each patient is an individual, requiring individualised management, frank communication and guaranteed continuity of care. He is particularly interested in: myeloma / amyloidosis, pregnant women with haematological disorders (obstetric haematology), perioperative anticoagulation, malignant haematological disorders in the elderly, CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukaemia), young adults with haematological disorders.
- Batzios C, Hayes LA, He SZ, Quach H, McQuilten ZK, Wall M, Campbell LJ. Secondary clonal cytogenetic abnormalities following successful treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia. Am J Hematology 2009 Nov;84(11):715-9.
- American Society of Hematology
- Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand
- Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group
- International Extranodal Lymphoma Study Group
- Australasian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
- International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
- Asia Pacific Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis
- Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion