Dr Jeremy Robertson
MBBS FRACP FRCPANorth Lakes
Jeremy graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) in 1996. He undertook paediatric and haematology training at Royal Children’s Hospital and Pathology Queensland Central Laboratory in Brisbane before completing a fellowship in haemostasis at The Toronto Hospital for Sick Children. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA) in 2008.
Jeremy diagnoses and manages infants, children, adolescents and young adults with a broad range of benign (non-malignant) blood disorders including:
- Autoimmune cytopenias (e.g. ITP, autoimmune neutropenia)
- Inherited and acquired bleeding disorders
- Polycythemia and thrombocytosis
- Iron deficiency and overload
- DVT and other thrombotic conditions
- Haemolytic anaemias (e.g. hereditary spherocytosis)
- Congenital blood disorders (e.g. thalassemia)
- Inherited bone marrow failure syndromes.
Aside from being part of the Paeds in a Pod team Jeremy also runs Little Red Drop Haematology at The Wesley Hospital, and provides consultation services for inpatients of all ages at most private hospitals throughout Brisbane. In addition, Jeremy works as a pathologist for QML Pathology, performing bone marrow biopsies and reporting on a wide range of diagnostic haematologic tests, and has a part-time appointment as a staff specialist at Queensland Children’s Hospital.
Jeremy has had numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and remains actively involved in research, including large international trials as well as smaller investigator-led studies. He is a Senior Lecturer at the UQ School of Clinical Medicine, and participates in a range of teaching activities with medical students, junior doctors, trainee haematologists and scientific staff.
In the clinic environment Jeremy’s aim has always been to empower patients and their families with the knowledge to understand their diagnosis and to actively participate in crucial management decisions. He adheres to evidence-based practice where available, but always tailors treatment to the individual.
Every day brings new challenges, and Jeremy takes great reward from being able to see a patient in the clinic and oversee their diagnostic investigation in the laboratory. As a father to six wonderful children himself – most recently, identical twins – Jeremy strives to put worried parents’ minds at ease. He feels privileged to look after patients with chronic disorders for many years, staying alongside the family through the ups and downs, and ultimately seeing them grow from infants into young adults.
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