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A haematologist is a doctor who has completed training as a physician of Internal Medicine, and has further sub-specialised in disorders of the blood and bone marrow.

The Blood Unit is a group practice of four Haematologists, an accredited Haematology Registrar, a specialist Haematology Practice Nurse and our medical students. Below is a list of our Haematology staff at The Blood Unit. To learn more, click on each link.


A/Prof Melita Kenealy

A/Prof Melita Kenealy is a Consultant Haematologist at Cabrini Hospital. She manages patients with all blood and bone marrow disorders including lymphoma, myeloma, leukaemias and myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic disorders.Visit A/Prof Melita Kenealy's Biography to learn more.


Dr Kirsten Herbert

Dr Kirsten Herbert is a Consultant Haematologist at Cabrini and at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and is a specialist Physician in Clinical Haematology. She treats myeloma, lymphoma, leukaemias, myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic conditions and non malignant haematological disorders such as bleeding and clotting and iron disorders Visit Dr Kirsten Herbert's Biography to learn more.


Prof Michael Dickinson

Prof Michael Dickinson manages all types of blood-related conditions including benign conditions causing abnormal blood counts, anaemia, bleeding disorders, blood clots, abnormal proteins in the blood, and enlarged lymph nodes. Visit Prof Michael Dickinson's Biography to learn more.


A/Prof Max Wolf

A/Prof Max Wolf is a consultant haematologist based primarily in Cabrini Hospital, Malvern. A/Prof Wolf is very experienced in the management of patients with a variety of blood disorders. Visit A/Prof Max Wolf's Biography to learn more.


Our Support Staff

The Blood Unit has a range of specialist support staff. Learn all about them here.