DR SUMI RATNASINGAM
AdvDipMedSci, BMedSci, MBBS (Melb Uni), FRACP, FRCPA
Currently working as a haematologist at the Andrew Love Cancer Centre (ALCC), University Hospital Geelong, and Monash Health in Melbourne, Dr Sumi Ratnasingam is an Australian-trained haematologist, who qualified from the University of Melbourne in 2004.
She is the principal investigator for some lymphoma trials and is actively involved in running clinical trials at ALCC, while at Monash Health her role involves fostering a networking relationship between both organisations.
Her special interests are Lymphoma and Haematological Malignancies. However, she has a broad range of experience in managing stem cell transplantation, coagulopathy, veno-thromboembolism (VTE) and other non-malignant haematological disorders.
+ What is a haematologist?
A haematologist is a medical specialist who specializes in the management of disorders involving the blood or blood forming organs (spleen, lymphoid tissue, bone marrow). Becoming a haematologist requires at least 8 years or more of medical school and postgraduate training, before obtaining a fellowship. A haematologist treats a wide variety of blood disorders ranging from malignant (cancer) to non-malignant disorders such as:
- Acute leukaemia
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
- Hemoglobinopathy – thalassaemia
- Bleeding disorders
- Blood clots (Veno-thromboembolism)
And many others!
+ Where can I get more information?
You should always access reliable and trustworthy sources of information when researching your medical condition.
I would suggest the following websites:
Cancer Council Victoria
I would also recommend you speak to your General Practitioner and Haematologist.
+ How can I make an appointment?
To see Sumi, all new outpatients will require a written referral from a General Practitioner or Medical Specialist. Please note a referral from a General Practitioner is valid for 12 months but a referral from a specialist is only valid for 3 months.
Click here if you would like to make an appointment
+ What payment options are available?
Please note Sumi's consulting suites are private rooms and patients will not be bulk billed. If you have private health insurance, please clarify with your provider regarding your coverage for various private hospital based treatments and out-of-pocket expenses. As long as you hold a valid referral, any hospital based treatments will be charged directly to your private health cover. Please contact the rooms for further clarification of fees and payment.
Geelong Private Medical Centre
Suite 5, level 3
73 Little Ryrie St, Geelong
St John of God Specialist Centre,
Suite 3, Level 1,
83 Myers St, Geelong
Andrew Love Cancer Centre
University Hospital Geelong
70, Swanston St, Geelong
Casey Hospital Outpatients,
62-70 Kangan Drive, Berwick