Associate Professor Nada Hamad

BSc MSc Forensic (hons) MBBS (hons) FRACP FRCPA SpeCetClinRes (Onc)
Senior Staff Specialist TCT, Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist
Haematology Clinical Research Unit Director
St. Vincent’s Health Network, Kinghorn Cancer Centre
Conjoint Associate Professor UNSW | Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor UNDA
ANZTCT President
Medicine Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Deputy Co-Chair UNSW
Master Certified Physician Development Coach™

A/Prof Hamad is a senior staff specialist clinical and laboratory haematologist and director of the haematology clinical trials unit at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre. She has joint fellowships from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia. A/Prof Hamad’s expertise includes malignant haematology, bone marrow transplantation and CAR-T therapy. She has completed two post-graduate fellowships in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation and lymphoma from the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto Canada. A/Prof Hamad has an interest in clinical trials and has a specialist certificate in clinical research (Oncology) from the University of Melbourne. She has developed a broad clinical trials portfolio in lymphoma, myelofibrosis, graft versus host disease and CAR-T therapy including phase 1 studies at the Kinghorn Cancer centre. She believes that clinical trials are key to offering patients cutting edge treatments in haematological cancer. She is a national and world leader in the field of bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapies and is working on delivering cutting edge research in Australia by collaborating with international colleagues and networks. She has an interest in haematology education, training and mentorship and is an RACP examiner and Physician Development Coach. She is an advocate for health care equity and improvement for special groups including rural regional patients, women and the elderly. She conducts an outreach haematology clinic at Griffith base hospital. She has a research interest in delivering holistic cancer care addressing gender specific needs in cancer care. She is an advocate and leader in the field of gender equity, diversity and inclusion in clinical care, research and health care service development.