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What is Clinical Haematology

Haematology is a subspecialty in Internal Medicine which deals with blood diseases. General Haematology and Haemato-oncology disorders are diagnosed and treated such as:

  • Anaemia

  • Thalassaemia and other haemoglobinopathies

  • Thrombocytopenia and other platelet disorders

  • Pancytopenia

  • Aplastic Anaemia and other bone marrow failure syndromes

  • Leukaemia (Acute and Chronic)

  • Lymphoma (Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin)

  • Multiple Myeloma and other plasma cell disorders

  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasm

  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome

  • Thrombosis, Thrombophilia and other clotting disorders

  • Haemophilia and other bleeding disorders


Haematologists have a close working relationship with haematopathologists, histopathologists, blood bank and transfusion medicine specialists, radiologists, oncologists, physicians, intensivists and surgeons.

Haematologists Services:

Services provided are as follows:

  • Bone Marrow Aspirate and Trephine Biopsy. For diagnostic and staging purposes of haematological disorders. It is also a method of assessing response towards treatment.
  • Chemotherapy. Oral or Intravenous chemotherapy are administered to both inpatients and outpatients. Intrathecal Chemotherapy is administered via the spinal fluid as prophylaxis or treatment for certain haematological malignancies.
  • Targeted therapies. Immunotherapy or other targeted therapies can be used alone or with chemotherapy to improve patients’ outcomes.
  • Blood transfusion. ‘Patient Blood Management’ is advocated where evidence based, multidisciplinary approach towards optimizing the care of patients who might need transfusion is practiced.

There are plans to set up Haematopoietic stem cell harvest and transplantation (HSCT) services in the future. Autologous or Allogenic (sibling, matched unrelated donor) HSCT are performed for certain haematological malignancies. Stem cells are collected from either autologous or allogenic sources. Some patients with solid tumours may also benefit from HSCT.

Clinical Haematology

Clinical Focus

  • Red cell and platelet disorders
  • Haemoglobin disorders
  • White cell disorders
  • Platelet disorders
  • Clotting and Bleeding problems
  • Consultative Haematology
  • Leukemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic syndrome
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasm
  • Haematopoietic stem cell transplant
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Anaemia
  • Thalassaemia
  • Haematological emergencies
  • Blood bank and transfusion related problems
  • Haemophilia
  • Coagulation disorders
  • Hematological malignancies
  • Bone marrow failure

Procedure Focus

  • Blood and Marrow Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Autologous transplants
  • Allogeneic transplants including sibling donor, unrelated donor, haplo donor and cord blood transplants
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Bone marrow aspirate and trephine
  • Blood transfusion
  • Intravenous iron
  • Haematopoietic stem cell transplant
  • Intrathechal chemotherapy
  • Cellular therapy
  • Stem cell transplant
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Meet Our Clinical Haematology Specialists

Get to know our specialists here at Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara.

Dr Veena Selvaratnam

Consultant Clinical Haematologist
Sessional Consultant
Clinical Haematology
Suite Number
Level G - C-G-01
Spoken Language
English, Malay

Doctor Availability

Wednesday9:00am - 1:00pm