1995 …2024

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Personal profile


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.  Key leadership areas in clinical care and research include: Lymphoid cancer, chronic myeloid disorders, thromboembolic disease, haemoglobinopathy and transfusion medicine. It is an active member of a number of research organisations including the Monash Health Translation Precinct (MHTP), the Centre for Cancer Research (CCR) at the Hudson Institute of Medical Research, and the Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group. His particular interests include the diagnosis and management of lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, cancer genomics, disorders of iron metabolism, Gaucher disease and novel therapies. He is the principal investigator in over 30 clinical trials mainly in lymphoid cancer and founder of the Australasian Lymphoma and Related Diseases Registry. He has a strong interest in medical education, particularly in developing countries, and has lectured widely throughout the Asia-Pacific. He is extremely active in the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand where he currently serves as President.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Lymphoma
  • Genomics
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
  • Cancer Immunology
  • Cancer Cell Biology

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