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28th of July 1936, Przemysl, Poland
The University of Melbourne
MBBS, MD, FRACP, FRCPA
All of paediatric haematology and oncology with focus on bleeding disorders particularly haemophilia, leukaemia, lymphomas, bone marrow transplantation and reducing the long term side effects of radiation therapy in childhood cancers.
Ensuring child and family centred care in the clinical service and aspects of ethics in
childhood bone marrow transplantation and cancer treatment.
180 published, peer reviewed manuscripts on all aspects of haematology and oncology, and two books. Particular attention to Factor VIII biochemistry and detection of carriers of Haemophilia, Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation and clinical trials in Leukaemia, Hodgkin disease and other solid tumours and methodology
and results of autologous bone marrow transplantation.
Collaboration in molecular measurement of minimal residual disease in leukaemia.
Role of recombinant factor VIIA in haemostasis in haemophilia and congenital heart disease requiring surgery with cardiac by-pass.
Henry feels privileged to have participated and contributed to the revolutionary improvement in cure rates of all childhood cancers and was the first in Australia to use autologous bone marrow transplantation in leukaemia and lymphomas. His emphasis was on the reduction of morbidity of treatment both short and long term in leukaemia and Hodgkin
disease. Henry was also the first in Australia to introduce home treatment of haemophilia and the use of prophylaxis for haemophilia treatment.
A major career highlight of Henry's was overcoming of the scourge of HIV infections in children with bleeding disorders.
Henry has written a book on his and his parents survival during the Holocaust and has told his story to school children through the organisation known as Courage to Care to discourage prejudice and bullying in Victorian schools.
Henry has participated in creating guidelines for the use of blood products in Australia and has had a major hand in improving health
care on the Peninsula through his participation on the Peninsula Health Board.