Dr Vanessa Manitta

Reservoir Private Hospital
73-75 Pine St Reservoir  VIC 3073
Phone:  03 9460  8855
Phone:  03 9460 4833
Fax:  03 9469 5927

Bundoora Specialist Healthcare
445 Grimshaw Street
Bundoora VIC 3083
Phone: 03 9470 8300
Fax: 03 9470 8311

Dr Vanessa Manitta

Clinical and Laboratory Haematologist

Dr. Vanessa Manitta is a general haematologist with experience in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of non-malignant and malignant blood disorders as well as providing advice on abnormal haematological investigations.

Special interests

  • Haemostasis and thrombosis, including advice and management thrombosis, bleeding disorders, anticoagulation and thrombophilia testing
  • Perioperative anticoagulation and anaemia
  • Antenatal & Obstetric haematology, including prenatal counseling and investigation of thalassemia/haemoglobinopathy
  • Investigation of iron overload/Haemochromatosis
  • Myeloproliferative neoplasms

Dr. Vanessa Manitta is of Italian background and completed her Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Medicine degree with honours at Monash University Melbourne.  She completed her dual fellowship in clinical and laboratory haematology at various tertiary institutions throughout Melbourne, including The Alfred hospital, St. Vincent’s hospital and the Northern hospital.  She completed her laboratory training at St John of God pathology in Geelong.

Dr. Vanessa Manitta currently practices as a consultant haematologist and obstetric haematologist /medicine physician at the Northern Hospital, Epping and is actively involved in Northern Health’s thrombosis and obstetric research units.    In addition, Dr Vanessa Manitta works at Northern Health Pathology service as a laboratory haematologist reporting blood films and bone marrows.

She is passionate about teaching and is a clinical tutor for Melbourne University medical students.


The symptom burden of patients with hematological malignancy: a cross-sectional observational study.  Manitta V, Zordan R, Cole-Sinclair M, Nandurkar H, Philip J.  J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Sep;42(3):432-42.

Palliative care and the hemato-oncological patient: can we live together? A review of the literature..  Manitta VJ, Philip JA, Cole-Sinclair MF.  J Palliat Med. 2010 Aug;13(8):1021-5.