Dr Stephen Opat (Haematologist)

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Dr Stephen Samuel Opat
Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery 1989

Stephen Opat is the director of Clinical Haematology at Monash Health, a dynamic academic research organization that integrates the best evidence–base into routine patient care. It provides haematology care to a population of approximately 1.3 million, making it one of the largest services in Australia.

He trained in Haematology at the Alfred and Austin Hospitals followed by a fellowship in lymphoma service at Addenbrookes hospital in Cambridge UK. In 2009 he spent six months on sabbatical at the Centre for Translational and Applied Genomics at the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada.

He is an active member of the Monash Health Translation Precinct and is the principal investigator in over 30 clinical trials mainly in lymphoid cancer. His particular interests include the diagnosis and management of lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, cancer genomics, disorders of iron metabolism, Gauchers disease and novel therapies.

He is the founder of the Australasian Lymphoma and Related Diseases Registry and has a strong interest in medical education, particularly in developing countries. He has lectured widely throughout the Asia-Pacific and is extremely active in the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand where he currently serves as President.

Affiliated Clinics
Melbourne Haematology - Clayton
Affiliated Organisations
Melbourne Haematology

Practice Locations


Melbourne Haematology - Clayton
Suite 10 212-220 Clayton Rd
Clayton VIC 3168 
03 9544 6448
03 8610 2177