Dr Karen McCleary

BMedSc (Hons), MBBS, FRACP
Staff Specialist Paediatric Haematologist/Oncologist
Conjoint Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW

“I love the multidisciplinary nature of oncology. We work with patients, their families and staff from various disciplines every day. There are countless opportunities for translational research and unique collaboration with scientists and physician colleagues. In this ever evolving field, there’s a real hunger for personalising therapy, improving the system and ultimately the impact we have on patients.”

Dr McCleary underwent medical training at the University of Sydney and Paediatric Training at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. 
She completed specialist training in paediatric haematology/oncology and stem cell transplantation at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick and is a Paediatric Oncologist at the Kids Cancer Centre on the Transplant and Cellular Therapies Team.

Dr McCleary’s areas of interest include high risk leukaemia, in particular myeloid malignancies, treatment-related toxicities, stem cell transplantation and cellular therapies. She is the Transplant and Cellular Therapies Quality Manager, member of the ANZCHOG Education Subcommittee, Site Vice-PI for TACL Studies, Site PI for Myechild, Oncology Representative on the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network Drug Committee and Conjoint Lecturer within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales.

Dr McCleary’s current research and PhD aims to validate clinical and genetic risk factors for, and examine the economic and educational consequences of, treatment-related toxicities in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia/lymphoma.

Contact Details
Phone: (02) 9382 0557
Fax: (02) 9382 1789
Email: karen.mccleary@health.nsw.gov.au