Dr Pitcher is a dual qualified Haematologist / Oncologist with Fellowships in both the College of Physicians (FRACP) and the College of Pathologists FRCPA). She has been involved in Paediatric Medicine for more than 20 years, with an increasing involvement in adult haematology and women’s health during the past 10 years Graduating with Honours in Medicine (MBBS) in 1987, Dr Pitcher undertook her initial post-graduate study of haematology in Queensland at the RBWH and Mater Hospitals. Advanced training was completed as an Honorary Registrar at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.
Dr Pitcher has been actively involved in research and medical ethics throughout her career with publications and presentations in the fields of malignant haematology, stem cell transplantation, molecular genetics of leukaemia and inherited stem cell disorder, haemophilia, paediatric thrombosis, neonatal blood disorders, aplastic anaemia, iron deficiency and late effects of therapy.
Her interests include the assessment of problems with blood counts (such as anaemia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia), bleeding and clotting issues, thalassaemia, and the long term follow up of patients after chemotherapy and transplant for leukaemia or lymphoma (late effects of therapy). She has broad experience in the diagnosis and management of leukaemia and stem cell transplant
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