Dr Wojt Janowski
Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist
Dr Wojt (“Voight”) Janowski is a clinical and laboratory haematologist with particular interests in haematological malignancies, and thrombosis. After completing his physician and haematology training in Melbourne, Wojt joined the Haematology team at the Calvary Mater in 2014. He started in private practice in 2015, and is relocating to the Hunter Cancer Centre to be able to provide a more comprehensive consultation and cancer treatment service. He sees patients with thrombotic and other general haematological problems, as well as those with leukaemias, lymphomas, myelomas, myeloproliferative neoplasms, and myelodysplasia. His main interests are the diagnosis and treatment of haematological malignancies, and he is the clinical lead for trials in multiple myeloma and CLL at the Calvary Mater. He works on protocol development and the rapid translation of cancer research into the clinical setting. He is involved in every level of medical training, from medical students to haematology advanced trainees, coordinates a haematology training program for general physician trainees, and has spoken at various GP events.
Dr Jane Gordon
BMed, FRACP, FRCPA
Dr Jane Gordon is a specialist haematologist. She sees patients with a broad range of haematology problems, including abnormal blood counts, clotting or bleeding problems and malignant haematology conditions.
Jane has a long association with the Hunter, graduating from the University of Newcastle in 1997 and completing medical and haematology training in the region’s hospitals.
She is currently a haematologist at Calvary Mater Newcastle. Previously, Jane was a consultant haematologist at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney.
Having both clinical and laboratory qualifications and experience, she holds dual fellowships with the RACP (Royal Australasian College of Physicians) and RCPA (Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia).
This laboratory grounding allows her to make sense of sometimes complex test results and explain what they mean and what to do.
She has been twice awarded by the RCPA, with the DS Nelson and Roche Haematology Prizes.
Jane valued the opportunity to be supported by a Leukaemia Foundation scholarship to explore how leukaemia biology linked in to patient outcomes, during a research position within Professor John Rasko’s laboratory at Centenary Institute, at the University of Sydney.
Dr Gordon has contributed to medical education in the community, hospital and university fields, within the University of Newcastle, University of Sydney and the Centre for Professional Medical Development.
Jane values clear and timely communication with colleagues, patients and their families.
Dr Aung Thant
Dr Aung Thant is a general clinical and laboratory haematologist with an interest in malignant haematology and stem cell transplantation. He has expertise in managing various benign and malignant haematological conditions.
Dr Thant completed his haematology training at the Calvary Mater Newcastle, Liverpool Hospital and the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2013. He also completed further Fellowship training in Acute Leukaemia and Stem Cell Transplantation in Vancouver, Canada.
Dr Thant is involved in the teaching of medical students, junior doctors and advanced trainees. He is also a conjoint lecturer with the University of Newcastle.
Dr Thant has been working as a Staff Specialist in Haematology at the Calvary Mater Newcastle since 2015.