James Isbister is a haematologist at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Sydney and adjunct professor, University of Technology, Sydney. Professor Isbister graduated from the University of NSW in 1968 and did his postgraduate training at St. Vincent's Hospital, Sydney and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School in London. He has been at Royal North Shore Hospital since 1980, being head of the department of haematology and transfusion medicine from 1982-1996 and Director of Transfusion Medicine from 1997-2002. He is immediate past-president of the Australian and New Zealand Apheresis Association and was president of the 8th congress of the World Apheresis Association held in Perth in 2000. He is on the editorial board of Transfusion and Apheresis Science. He has a broad range of interests in haematology and transfusion medicine, especially in apheresis, haematological aspects of oxygen transport and complications of blood transfusion. He has a longstanding interest in teaching and is the author of three books on haematology and transfusion medicine and has contributed chapters to several major textbooks.
BSc(Med) Hons 1965, MB BS Hons 1968, MRACP 1972, FRACP 1975, FRCPA 1977
1999-2000 Bob Pitney Lecturer for the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand
2000 Carl De Gruchy Lecturer of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand
2000 Peter Schiff award for contributions to Transfusion Medicine in Australia & New Zealand