Dr Steve Ward

Steve was born and went to medical school in Aberdeen, Scotland. He did basic postgraduate training in UK prior to migrating to Perth, and continuing his Specialist Haematology training, becoming consultant physician and pathologist in Haematology in 1998 (Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia). Steve worked at Sir Charles Gairdner from 1990 to 2021, and also at Royal Perth Hospital. He is currently working in private practice at Hollywood, Joondalup and with Western Diagnostic Pathology where he is head of department.  He has a broad general interest and experience in Haematology, with current emphasis on the more chronic blood disorders (including chronic leukaemias, myeloproliferative disorders, low-grade lymphoma,  myeloma, iron deficiency and overload, and coagulation), as well as all aspects of laboratory haematology. He is a member of the HSANZ, ASBT, ALLG, BSH, EHA and ASH Haematological societies.

He spends many hours developing computer programmes and web-based apps to assist medical practice. Outside medicine he enjoys travel, wine and photography.


  • MB ChB
    • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
    • University of Aberdeen, Scotland
  • FRCP (Edin)
    • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
    • Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians, Sydney
    • Fellow of Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Sydney

Professional Associations

    • Haematology Society of Australia& New Zealand
  • ASBT
    • Australasian Society for Blood Transfusion
  • BSH
    • British Society of Haematology
  • EHA
    • European Haematology Association
  • ASH
    • American Society of Hematology
  • AMA
    • Australian Medical Association

Haematology = The study of the blood, bone marrow and lymph node / immune systems.
Haematologist = Specialist doctor, with extensive post-graduate qualifications and exp[experience as a Consultant Physician and Pathologist in the field of Haematology.

Training to be a Haematologist

  • 5-6 years to gain medical degree
  • 1 year as Intern
  • 2-3 years as a hospital medical resident
  • 2-3 years as a general medical registrar (studying for Physican Exams)
  • 4 years as advance trainee in Haematology (studying for Pathology Exams)
  • Success in post-graduate exams – Consultant Physician in Clinical Haematology and Specialist Pathologist (Haematology)