Dr Michelle Spanevello

BPhty (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRACP, FRCPA
Clinical Haematologist
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Dr Michelle Spanevello is committed to delivering evidence-based and thorough clinical care. She prides herself on effective communication and believes in a team approach to tailor personalised treatment plans for her patients and their loved ones.

Biography

Dr Michelle Spanevello is an experienced clinical haematologist at Icon Cancer Centre Chermside. In 2003, Dr Spanevello completed her Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of Queensland and subsequently commenced specialist clinical and laboratory haematology training in Queensland. After obtaining her specialist qualifications, she worked as a clinical haematology staff specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) and haematopathologist at QML Pathology. In 2016, Dr Spanevello completed an observership under Prof Terry Gernsheimer at the University of Washington Medical Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance to further her interest in non-malignant haematology.

With a passion for providing education and mentorship to the next generation of medical professionals, Dr Spanevello maintains an active role in the supervision of trainees, leads an educational non-malignant haematology program for haematologists and is a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland’s School of Medicine. Alongside her practice at Icon, Dr Spanevello is a senior clinical haematology staff specialist and non-malignant haematology lead at the RBWH, chair of the RBWH Blood Management Committee and deputy chair of the Metro North Hospital and Health Services Blood Management Committee. She is a fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (FRCPA).

Dr Spanevello follows an integrated approach to patient management and actively participates in multidisciplinary team meetings to elevate the level of care for haematology patients. Her clinical experience covers a wide range of malignant and non-malignant blood disorders including multiple myeloma, leukaemia, lymphoma, myelodysplasia, immune cytopenias, myeloproliferative neoplasms, thrombosis and haemostasis.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Society of Hematology (ASH)
  • Australasian Leukaemia & Lymphoma Group (ALLG)
  • European Hematology Association (EHA)
  • Haematology Society of Australia & New Zealand (HSANZ)
  • International Society of Blood Transfusion (ISBT)
  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
  • Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA)
  • Thrombosis & Haemostasis Society of Australia and New Zealand (THANZ)

Special Interests

Dr Michelle Spanevello accepts referrals for all malignant and non-malignant blood disorders, with a special clinical interest in:
  • Leukaemia
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Myelodysplasia
  • Thrombosis and haemostasis

Icon Locations

Chermside View centre

Visiting Locations

  • Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital

Publications

  • Foley, Sam & Solano, Connie & Simonova, Gabriela & Spanevello, Michelle & Bird, Robert & Semple, John & Jackson, Denise & Schibler, Andreas & Fraser, John & Fung, Lin. (2014). A comprehensive study of ovine haemostasis to assess suitability to model human coagulation. Thrombosis Research. 10.1016/j.thromres.2014.05.026.

  • Passmore, Margaret & Fung, Yoke & Simonova, Gabriela & Foley, Samuel & Diab, Sara & Dunster, Kimble & Spanevello, Michelle & Mcdonald, Charles & Tung, John-Paul & Pecheniuk, Natalie & Hay, Karen & Shekar, Kiran & Fraser, John. (2017). Evidence of altered haemostasis in an ovine model of venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation support. Critical Care. 21. 10.1186/s13054-017-1788-9.

  • Passmore, Margaret & Obonyo, Nchafatso & Byrne, Liam & Boon, Ai-Ching & Diab, Subhi & Dunster, Kimble & Fung, Yoke & Spanevello, Michelle & Fauzi, Mohd Hashairi & Pedersen, Sanne & Simonova, Gabriela & Anstey, Chris & Shekar, Kiran & Tung, John-Paul & Maitland, Kathryn & Fraser, John. (2019). Fluid resuscitation with 0.9% saline alters haemostasis in an ovine model of endotoxemic shock. Thrombosis Research. 176. 10.1016/j.thromres.2019.02.015.