About

Dr Ku is a clinical and laboratory haematologist with extensive experience in malignant haematology, particularly lymphomas and multiple myeloma. He also has experience in clotting and bleeding disorders. Dr Ku is currently the Lymphoma stream lead at St Vincent’s Hospital, as well as the Principal Investigator on multiple important international clinical trials. He is a member of the Australasian Lymphoma Alliance, the Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group, and the American Society of Hematology.

Dr Ku's PhD focused on novel pathways in acute myeloid leukaemia. Subsequently, his postdoctoral Lymphoma/Myeloma Fellowship involved managing complex patients on clinical studies. Dr Ku has had multiple publications in peer reviewed journals. He has also presented at both national and international haematology conferences. In addition, he has an ongoing involvement with the Leukaemia Foundation as an invited speaker for the Lymphoma Teleconference Forums, which provide him with the privilege of educating patients living with lymphoma.

Epworth hospital locations

Hospital

Epworth Specialist Centre - Lilydale

Hospital

Epworth Eastern

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Specialist Centre Lilydale

Suite 4 355 Main Street
Lilydale VIC 3140

Special interests

  • Lymphomas
  • Myelomas
  • Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms
  • Bleeding, Blood clots/thrombosis

Education and training

  • Involved in teaching medical students, nurses, residents and registrars.
  • Involved in educating other medical professionals (eg RACP CME session)

Research

  • Cognitive training in cancer survivors post stem cell transplant, Austin Hospital
  • Clonal evolution in DLBCL, Austin Hospital
  • Methotrexate Induced Nephrotoxicity Database, Austin Hospital
  • Role of deletion 20q in acute myeloid leukemia, St Vincent's Hospital

Qualifications

  • MBBS, Monash University 2002
  • FRACP
  • RACP 2012
  • FRCPA/RCPA
  • PhD, The University of Melbourne 2016

Professional Associations

  • HSANZ
  • ALLG
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