Our team

Dr Prahlad Ho MBBS (Hons), BMedSci, FRACP, FRCPA – Director/Head of Unit

Dr Prahlad Ho has a special interest in thrombosis and haemostasis and heads the thrombosis research laboratory at Northern Centre for Health Education and Research (NCHER). He is also the director of the upcoming in-house pathology services, Northern Pathology Victoria.

Dr Teresa Leung MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA – Head of Malignant Haematology

Dr Teresa Leung, MBBS, FRACP FRCPA, is both a clinical and laboratory haematologist at Northern Health with a special interest in lymphoma and myeloma. She also works as visiting clinical haematologist at Alfred Health.

Dr Frank Hong MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA – Head of Laboratory Haematology

Dr Frank Hong is a both a clinical and laboratory haematologist at Northern Health. He also works at the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

Dr Lachlan Hayes MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA – Consultant Haematologist, Divisional Director of Ambulatory & Community Care, Chief Medical Informatics Officer

Dr Lachie Hayes was the inaugural Director of the Clinical Haematology service. As of 2016 he works predominantly as CMIO and Medical Administration but continues clinical practice part-time as an outpatient Clinical Haematologist at Northern and Mercy Hospital for Women. He also provides specialist haematology advice to the HITH (Hospital-in-the-Home) and Medical Obstetric teams.

Dr Vanessa Manitta MBBS (Hons), BSc, FRACP, FRCPA – Consultant Haematologist, Obstetrics Lead

Dr Vanessa Manitta is a clinical and laboratory haematologist with special interests in Haemostasis and Thrombosis and Antenatal & Obstetric haematology (including prenatal counseling and investigation of thalassemia/haemoglobinopathy). She also practices as an obstetric medicine physician at the Northern Hospital and is actively involved in research.

Dr Shaun Fleming MBBS (Hons), FRACP, FRCPA – Consultant Haematologist, Acute Leukaemia Lead

Dr Shaun Fleming is a clinical and laboratory haematologist with a particular interest in malignant haematology. He is an investigator on several trials in acute leukaemia, including chief investigator on a national study in adult acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, and leads the acute leukaemia program at Northern Health.

Dr Rachel Cooke MBChB, BSc(MedSci) (Hons), FRACP, FRCPA – Consultant Haematologist

Dr Rachel Cooke is a clinical haematologist and PhD student at the ACRF Translational Research Laboratory. Her area of research interest is in how T cells are effected by the myeloma immune microenvironment and chemotherapeutics.

Dr Hui Yin Lim MBBS (Hons), BMedSci, FRACP, FRCPA – Consultant Haematologist, PhD student & NHMRC/NHF scholar, Research Fellow (Australian Centre for Blood Diseases)

Dr Yin Lim is a clinical and laboratory haematologist with a special interest in Thrombosis and Haemostasis. She is pursuing a PhD in the evaluation of global coagulation assay in high risk cardiovascular patients and is a recipient of the co-funded National Health and Medical Research Council and Heart Foundation (NHMRC/NHF) Postgraduate scholarship.

Dr Pohan Lukito MBBS, BMedSci, FRACP, FRCPA – Consultant Haematologist

Dr Pohan Lukito is a haematologist at the Northern Hospital and also does weekly clinic at Roxburgh Park. He has a special interest in managing patients with chronic leukemia and myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN), but is also proficient in other areas of malignant and benign haematology.