Dr Jane Mason

Dr Jane Mason

Paediatric Haematologist

MBBS Hons, FRACP, FRCPAWoolloongabba

Dr Jane Mason specialises in the diagnosis, treatment, and ongoing management of a broad range of benign (non-malignant) disorders experienced by infants, children, adolescents, and young adults that affect the blood and blood-producing organs.

These include but are not limited to:

  • Inherited and acquired bleeding disorders
  • Autoimmune cytopenias (e.g. ITP, autoimmune neutropenia)
  • DVT and other thrombotic conditions
  • Polycythemia and thrombocytosis
  • Haemolytic anaemias (e.g. hereditary spherocytosis)
  • Congenital blood disorders (e.g. thalassemia)
  • Iron deficiency and overload
  • Inherited bone marrow failure syndromes.

At Paeds in a Pod, Jane supports her patients and their families through all stages of diagnosis. Her approach to treatment encourages both patient and family input into important decisions, and she stays involved and offers support through every treatment stage.

Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, Hons) from James Cook University in 2007. She undertook paediatric and haematology training at Royal Children’s Hospital, Queensland Children’s Hospital (then known as Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital) and Pathology Queensland Central Laboratory in Brisbane before completing a combined clinical and research fellowship in haemophilia with the Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Australian Haemophilia Centre Directors Organisation (AHCDO). She became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) in 2016.

Jane is also the Director of Haemophilia at the QLD Haemophilia Centre and provides consultative services for inpatients at most private hospital throughout Brisbane under the banner of Little Red Drop Haematology. Jane also works as a pathologist for QML Pathology, performing bone marrow biopsies and reporting on a wide range of diagnostic haematologic tests.

Jane is actively involved in research and has had numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. She is currently a Principal Investigator on a Phase 3 study of an AAV-FVIII gene therapy vector for young men with Severe Haemophilia A and feels privileged to be a part of such ground-breaking work. Jane participates in a range of teaching activities with medical students, junior doctors, trainee haematologists and scientific staff.

As a mother of active twin toddlers, Jane understands the many worries and challenges that families can face. She takes great reward in connecting with young people and their families. When not at work Jane enjoys reading, travel and watching her children grow up (too fast!).

 

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