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A/Prof Rishi Kotecha


Perth Children's Hospital
Rishi Kotecha

A/Prof Kotecha is a clinician-scientist who obtained his primary medical degree from the University of Leicester, postgraduate clinical qualifications from both the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and is currently working as a Consultant in Paediatric Haematology/Oncology at Perth Children’s Hospital.

A/Prof Kotecha developed an expertise of preclinical models and molecular genetic analyses during a laboratory-based PhD which was conferred by the University of Western Australia and currently co-leads the preclinical WA Leukaemia Translational Research program, has raised over $11 million dollars in research support as CIA and published over 100 original research articles.

A/Prof Kotecha is an integral member of several international co-operative groups which are responsible for the design and implementation of clinical trials for children with leukaemia worldwide and is co-chair of the upcoming COG AALL2321 trial for infant acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. A/Prof Kotecha is an inaugural member of the National Blood Cancer Taskforce, is the clinical lead for paediatric haematological malignancies for Western Australia, and is the current Chair of the national Australian & New Zealand Children’s Haematology/Oncology Group Leukaemia-Lymphoma group.

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