Dr Pasquale (Paddy) Barbaro is currently a Paediatric Haematologist at the Queensland Children’s Hospital in Brisbane Australia. Pasquale undertook his Haematology training at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and has worked as a locum Haematologist at both the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne before taking up the position at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. He leads the Haemoglobinopathy service at the QCH and has overseen the development of the Haemoglobinopathy unit in QLD including clinical guidelines, transition clinics and formalised surveillance protocols for children with Haemoglobinopathies. He has an interest in the diagnosis and management of Haemoglobinopathies in children and is a member of the Sickle Cell Australia working group developing national guidelines for the management of patients with Sickle Cell Disease. His other areas of work include inherited bone marrow failure syndromes and he has completed a PhD through the University of Sydney, on Telomere biology and the effect of telomere length on outcome in paediatric cancer.
Paddy has been associated with publications on short telomere disorders, genetic diagnosis of inherited bone marrow failure syndromes as well as other non-malignant paediatric haematology.