Dr Huong Phan
MBBS(Hons) Bsc(Med) FRACP FRCPA
(07) 3377 8521
Special Practice Responsibilities
Supervising pathologist flow cytometry
Supervising pathologist thalassaemia/haemoglobinopathy
Pathologist-in-Charge Hervey Bay and Bundaberg
Diagnostic malignant haematology, haematology morphology, flow cytometry, obstetric haematology, haemoglobinopathies
Dr Huong Phan is a consultant haematologist at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane. She reports across all areas of diagnostic haematology and is supervising pathologist for flow cytometry, supervising pathologist for thalassaemia/haemoglobinopathy, and Pathologist-in-Charge of SNP’s Hervey Bay and Bundaberg laboratories.
Dr Phan graduated with Honours from the University of NSW in 1993. She undertook her medical internship and residency at Westmead Hospital Sydney. It was during this time that she developed an interest in haematology, influenced by her mentors at the hospital. She went on to physicians training, first at Westmead Hospital and later in 1999, at The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She undertook her specialist pathology training at Westmead Hospital and The Mater Hospital, Brisbane and gained dual fellowships of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia on completion of her training in 2003.
Dr Phan joined SNP in 2004 and was also a visiting haematologist at Nambour General Hospital from 2004 to 2008. She serves on Queensland Health’s Anticoagulation Working Party, providing advice on the setting of anticoagulation (warfarin and heparin) guidelines.
She holds several external roles in ensuring professional standards in haematology and sits on the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia QAP Immunophenotyping Committee and the Pathology Update Haematology Committee. She served for several years as NATA assessor for haematology. She is also actively involved in the training of registrars rotating through the haematology department as a formal part of their course.
Dr Phan has memberships of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand; the Australian Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis; the International Society for Laboratory Haematology; the European Haematology Association; the Australian and New Zealand Society of Blood Transfusion; and the Australian Cytometry Society.
Dr Phan enjoys the correlation between clinical practice and medical science offered by haematology. As someone with an abiding interest in medical science she finds meeting the challenges of diagnostic work particularly rewarding and haematology provides the opportunity to carry this through into clinical practice.