DR PIETRO DI CIACCIO
BA, LLB (Hons), MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA
Dr Pietro Di Ciaccio is a clinical and laboratory haematologist, with fellowships from both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists Australasia. He specialises in all varieties of malignant and benign haematology. He has a particular interest in lymphoma.
Dr Di Ciaccio completed specialist haematology training at Liverpool and Westmead Hospitals, before undertaking a postgraduate fellowship in lymphoma at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, where he developed expertise in the use of cellular therapies and bispecific agents in lymphoma, clinical trials and clinical quality improvement.
Dr Di Ciaccio has a strong interest in research and is an active member of the Lymphoma and Transplantation/Cell Therapies working parties of the Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group. He is a member of a number of professional organisations, including the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Australasian Lymphoma Alliance, the American Society of Hematology and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
The chief focus of Dr Di Ciaccio’s research has been in the area of high-grade lymphomas, including:
- Lymphoma in immunosuppressed patients
- The utilisation of bone marrow transplantation in lymphoma
- The care of lymphoma diagnosed in women who are pregnant
- He was the lead author of a recent national Australasian specialist consensus statement on the optimal management of patients with lymphoma, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and myeloma during the coronavirus pandemic
In addition to Sydney Adventist Hospital, Dr Di Ciaccio also cares for patients at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Darlinghurst, and works as a haematopathologist at Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology. He is a conjoint lecturer at The University of New South Wales.
Dr Di Ciaccio speaks Italian, and prior to a career in medicine completed degrees in Arts and Law.
- Malignant haematology
- Non-malignant and obstetric haematology
- Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
- Myeloproliferative and myelodysplastic disorders
- Autologous stem cell transplant (via St Vincent’s Private Hospital)
- Cellular therapies and clinical trials
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