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Associate Professor Carole Smith gained her medical degree from the University of Melbourne before training further as a clinical and laboratory haematologist at the Austin Hospital. She spent many years there, including 10 years as the Medical Director of Austin Pathology.
A/P Smith gained her doctorate studying malignant haematology and mechanisms of chemotherapy. She spent time overseas learning bone marrow transplantation at Royal Marsden Hospital in the UK, and returned to set up apheresis and autologous bone marrow transplantation at the Austin Hospital. More recently she led the laboratory preparation for allografting.
A/Prof Smith is a clinical haematologist with a strong interest in transfusion. She has spoken at many international meetings, been a member of the Victorian Department of Health Blood Matters Advisory Committee, was a past chair of the Austin blood transfusion committee, and a founding member of the Serious Transfusion Incidence Reporting committee for Haemovigilance and Transfusion Adverse Event Reporting in Victoria.
A/Prof Smith has additional special interests in flow cytometry, thrombosis and haemostasis, particularly direct oral anticoagulants.