Dr Lakshmi Nath

MBBS, MD (Int Med), DM (Clin Haem), FRCPA (Haem),
AFRACMA (Medical Admin)

Special Practice Responsibilities

Director of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine Services

Director of Pathology - Hospital Laboratories

Specialty

Haematology,Transfusion Medicine

Phone number

08 8366 2057

Email: lnath@clinpath.com.au

Special interests: Haematology, flow cytometry, transfusion medicine, haemostasis

In 1999, Dr Lakshmi Nath graduated in India and completed her post-doctorate study in clinical haematology in 2005 from Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. She became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2008, after training at Melbourne Pathology (Sonic Healthcare Limited), Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service (Melbourne). In 2008, Dr Nath accepted a position as Consultant Haematologist for the Department of Diagnostic Haematology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Her particular interest and experience in transfusion medicine led to her appointment as Specialist Consultant for Transfusion for Melbourne Health, responsible for Royal Melbourne, Western, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospitals. In this capacity, Dr Nath continued her association with the ARCBS, providing consultative support in both Victoria and Tasmania.

In 2009, she accepted the position as Director of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Clinpath Laboratories. During her time here, Dr Nath has set up the successful Massive Transfusion protocol and 'CODE GREEN' in all the major private hospitals in Adelaide. Dr Nath offers on-site advice and support with massive transfusion and peri-operative management of blood loss.

She has established the first private Flow Cytometry laboratory at our Kent Town laboratory. Dr Nath has also become an associate fellow of Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, after completing her training in 2012.

Her areas of special interest include flow cytometry, haemostasis, haemoglobinopathy and transfusion medicine. Dr Nath is a member of the International Society of Laboratory Haematology, Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand (HSANZ), the Australia & New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion (ANZSBT), and the Australasian Society of Thrombosis & Haemostasis (ASTH).

Dr Nath is available for consultation in all aspects of haematology, including the provision of bone marrow biopsies.