MB ChB 1986 Otago; FRACP 1996; FRCPA 1996


Leanne Berkahn is a clinical haematologist and head of the Lymphoma Service at Auckland Hospital. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Molecular Medicine and Pathology at the University of Auckland School Of Medicine. Leanne worked for a number of years as a bone marrow transplant physician at Rush University in Chicago.

Her research interests include the use of monoclonal antibody and novel drug therapies for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. 

Dr Berkahn also provides expert commentary for New Zealand’s Lymphoma and Leukaemia Research Review. She is heavily involved in research and is the principal investigator in a number of clinical trials.

She has a MBChB from the University of Otago, is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.

Leanne enjoys developing all aspects of the best possible management plan for each individual patient.


Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Leukaemia, Myeloma

Title or Designation

Haematologist (Specialising in lymphoma, malignant haematology and bone marrow transplant), Chair of Auckland Lymphoma Group

Full NZ Registration Date

6 October 2000

Vocational Scope

Internal Medicine, Pathology

Contact Details

Dr Leanne Berkahn is available at the following service:

This service is available at the following location:

Auckland City Hospital

(Haematology outpatient clerks)