Professor Al Khalafallah

Professor Al Khalafallah moved to Tasmania 12 years ago to work as a Consultant Haematologist. Prof Khalafallah completed his post-graduate study in Haematology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He has worked in renowned academic institutions in Europe and Australia over the last 20 years. 
 
Prof Khalafallah presented many scientific researches in different international and national haematology conferences. He has published more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been rewarded with several prizes for distinguished research work and presentations. Prof Khalafallah has published in prestigious medical journals such as The Lancet, British Medical Journal, British Journal of Haematology, Bone Marrow Transplantation and British Journal of Cancer. Prof Khalafallah has extensive clinical experience in renowned hospitals and universities world-wide and he applies up-to-date, best evidence based, medical practice. 
 
Prof Khalafallah’s research interests include benign haematology such as iron metabolism, haemostasis, coagulation, thrombosis and bleeding disorders as well as malignant haematology diseases such as multiple myeloma and leukaemia as well lymphoma. Prof Khalafallah has published several research papers on innovative management of these diseases with a special emphasis on improving quality of life for patients and reducing the risk of complications, either of disease or treatment. 
Since Prof Khalafallah moved to Tasmania as a Consultant Haematologist, he has conducted more than 40 pioneer translational clinical researches focusing on improving the health of Tasmanian patients. Prof Khalafallah’s research, dedication and contribution to the field of haematology is well received and highly appreciated not only in Tasmania, but world-wide. 
 
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Dr Usira Vithanarachchi

Dr Usira Vithanarachchi is a Haematologist who recently joined from The Royal Liverpool University Hospital in the UK. 

Dr Vithanarachchi completed his Haematology training in the United Kingdom under the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh and The Royal College of Pathologists, London. He worked at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital as a Consultant Haematologist with a special interest in Bone Marrow Transplantation. 
He was the principal investigator, co-investigator and a delegated member of several national and international clinical trials conducted by the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) in UK. He has contributed to several papers and poster presentations. 
He has a keen interest in medical teaching and was appointed a Senior Clinical Lecturer attached to the University of Tasmania.
Dr Vithanarachchi has a special interest in both malignant and non-malignant haematological diseases such as lymphoma, myeloma, immune thrombocytopenia, iron overload, thrombosis and haemostasis. 


A/Prof Terry Hannan

A/Prof Terry Hannan has worked at the Launceston General Hospital since 2005. Prior to this he was a Consultant Physician for 40 years in General Internal Medicine and per-operative medicine in Sydney, mainly at the St George Private Hospital. 
He has worked with Prof Khalafallah at the Launceston General Hospital on many innovative translational clinical research projects and A/Prof Hannan was the former director of RACP Physician Training.
In addition to the work outlined above he has worked with Harvard University, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Indiana University in the implementation of electronic health records for the improvement of doctor-patient communication and the quality of care. 
Dr Hannan’s novel clinical research major project was providing solutions to managing disease epidemics and non-communicable diseases states in sub-Saharan Africa.
He has published widely on the improvement in health care delivery using modern technologies.


Dr Ajay Prakash

Dr Ajay Prakash is a Clinical Haematologist who has received extensive training in the field of Haematology and medicine, both in Australia and overseas. 
Dr. Prakash trained with Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) in various hospitals in Australia and New Zealand, including centers in Queensland and Hamilton (New Zealand).
Prior to arriving in Australia and enrolling into the physician training program with RACP, Dr. Prakash had more than 6 years of training and work experience in Haematology overseas, including  2 years  of  experience as a Consultant haematologist.
Dr. Prakash has a diverse interest in both malignant and non-malignant haematological disorders including lymphomas, thrombosis & haemostasis, haemochromatosis, leukaemias, immune thrombocytopenia, etc.