Dr Prahlad Ho
MBBS(Hons) PhD BMedSc FRACP FRCPA
Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist
Dr Prahlad Ho is originally from Singapore and graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne. He completed his haematology training at the Austin and Northern Hospitals in Melbourne.
Dr Ho is the Director of Clinical Haematology and the Program Director of Diagnostic Services at Northern Health. He was the inaugural Director of Northern Pathology Victoria, a new public pathology service that has been set-up at Northern Health. He is also a honorary haematologist at Alfred Health and the primary visiting haematologist at Northpark Private Hospital.
Dr Ho is actively involved in clinical research and has published in multiple international peer-reviewed journals. He completed his PhD through the University of Melbourne under a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Heart Foundation scholarship. He is currently an honorary/adjunct Senior Research Fellow at both the University of Melbourne as well as the Australian Centre of Blood Disease (ACBD), Monash University. He is the Head of the Haematology Research Unit at Northern Health and is the Principal Investigator in numerous malignant and non-malignant clinical trials. In this role, he supervises PhD and medical students as well as a number of postgraduate physician trainees His specific interest is investigating new biomarkers of thrombosis, specifically global coagulation assays.
“Dr Ho is experienced in managing a wide range of malignant and non-malignant blood disorders. In particular, he has a special interest in the management of thrombosis, including DVT/PE, anticoagulation therapy, thrombophilia advice/testing and complex cardiovascular disorders. His specific interest is investigating new biomarkers of thrombosis, specifically global coagulation assays. “