Nada is a clinical and laboratory haematologist with joint fellowships from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia. Dr Hamad’s expertise includes malignant haematology and bone marrow transplantation. Dr Hamad completed two post-graduate fellowships in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation and lymphoma from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto Canada. Nada also has an interest in clinical trials and has a specialist certificate in clinical research (Oncology) from the University of Melbourne.
Dr Hamad is committed to clinical research and has a number of internationally peer-reviewed publications. She is an active member of:
- The Australian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group (ALLG)
- The Haematology Society of Australasia and New Zealand (HSANZ)
- The Bone Marrow Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand (Secretary)
- The American Society of Haematology (ASH)
- The European Society of Haematology (EHA)
- The American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation
- The European Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation
- The Asia Pacific Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation
Nada is also committed to clinical practice improvement in haematology and is the current Co-chair of the Cancer Institute NSW EviQ Haematology reference committee, which is a highly successful national and international online information resource that provides current evidence-based treatment protocols and information to professionals, patients, carers and their families.
Nada is also very active in medical education and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales and examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Dr Hamad studied medicine at the University of Sydney graduating with honours in 2004 and completed her physician and specialty clinical and laboratory haematology training at Royal North Shore Hospital Sydney. Prior to her career in medicine, Dr Hamad completed a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Forensics, working in this field for a short period of time.