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Associate Professor Smyth is a graduate of the University of Western Australia and a Fellow of, and former state representative of the RCPA. Associate Professor Smyth designed and implemented the Pathology programme for the School of Medicine at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle where she is a founding member of, and Associate Professor in, the School of Medicine.
She has a Graduate Certificate in University Teaching, qualifying her to supervise candidates for higher degrees as well as teaching undergraduate students. She is most interested in autoimmunity but has extensive experience including autoimmunity, transplantation, immune deficiency and allergy.
Her publications are predominantly in the field of Bone Marrow Transplantation. Dr Smyth joined St John of God Pathology (now Australian Clinical Labs) in 2016.
Associate Professor Mirette Saad is a Consultant Chemical Pathologist and the National Clinical Director of Molecular Genetic Pathology at Australian Clinical Labs.
Associate Professor Saad graduated with honours in Medicine from Suez Canal University in Egypt. She obtained her fellowship in Chemical and Molecular Pathology with a Microbiology sub-specialty following training at Suez Canal University Hospitals. After several posts, she worked as a Medical Laboratory Director in private labs and as an Associate Professor and Examiner of Clinical Chemistry for postgraduate and undergraduate medical and nursing students at various institutions.
Upon receiving the National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) Scholarship in 2006, Associate Professor Saad commenced her PhD studies at Melbourne University and Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute in Cancer Genetics.
Associate Professor Saad undertook her specialty training at Healthscope Pathology (now Australian Clinical Labs) and Monash Health and obtained the Chemical Pathology Fellowship (FRCPA) and the Membership (MAACB) by examination from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) and the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists (AACB) respectively.
She is currently a member of the Chemical Pathology Advisory Committee at RCPA. At Clinical Labs, A/P Saad supervises the antenatal screening program including combined First Trimester Screening and Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) along with the Molecular Genetic testing for hereditary disorders, personalised drug therapy and cancer.
Dr Maciej Tatarczuch is a clinical and laboratory haematologist, holding fellowships with both RACP and RCPA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science and Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery from The University of Melbourne and was awarded the Sister Christina Welsford Haematology Prize. Dr Tatarczuch undertook specialist training at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Melbourne Pathology. He completed a fellowship at Oxford University Hospital Trust, UK, where he gained experience in allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, haematological cancers and clotting/bleeding disorders. He has also completed a two-year clinical trials fellowship at Monash Health and is actively involved in translational research at the Monash Health Translational Precinct, where his PhD studies focus on improving outcomes for patients with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Dr Tatarczuch currently holds positions at Monash Health, Australian Clinical Labs, Holmesglen Private Hospital and Jessie MacPherson Private Hospital. His private rooms are at Bayside Haematology, Mentone.
Dr Tatarczuch values patient-centred decision-making, clear communication and holistic care in his treatment of haematological cancers, clotting/bleeding disorders, cytopenias and iron deficiency.
Languages spoken: English, Polish.
Dr Bhattacharyya graduated from the University of New South Wales with honours in Bachelor of Surgery/Bachelor of Medicine and Medical Science. Her training was undertaken at Westmead and Nepean hospital where she has completed basic physician training, successfully undertaking both written and clinical exams. This was followed by another 5 years of advanced Haematology training, graduating as a fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists. Dr Bhattacharyya is currently undertaking a doctorate in philosophy based on the B-cell receptor of Lymphomas/Leukemias affiliated with Sydney University and Nepean Hospital. Dr Bhattacharyya’s clinical interests lie in general haematology and specifically management of lymphomas, whilst being committed to ongoing research and teaching.
Dr Dissanayake completed her medical studies (MBBS, 2000) and postgraduate specialist training (MD Histopathology, 2007) in Sri Lanka, and migrated to Australia in 2012. She completed a year of fellowship in Liverpool Hospital, Sydney and then worked as a Clinical Fellow at School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney in 2013.
Dr Dissanayake then undertook further Anatomical Pathology training at SA Pathology and at Australian Clinical Labs. She obtained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in August 2017.
An early diagnosis can determine the correct medical course of action.
New Australian partnership forms to bring world’s first non-invasive melanoma test to market
by Associate Professor Mirette Saad