Dr Alisa Kane completed her undergraduate medical training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney and graduated in Medicine from the University of NSW in 2003. She became a fellow of both the Royal College of Pathologists Australasia and Royal College of Physicians in 2013, and completed a PhD thesis on cellular mechanisms underlying primary immunodeficiencies at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in 2019.
Dr Kane’s clinical, laboratory and research interests are in the diagnosis and management of Inborn Errors of Immunity. She has established an adult immunodeficiency bone marrow transplantation service at St Vincent’s Hospital, and is actively involved in translational research investigating mechanisms of disease and clinical outcomes in adults with primary immunodeficiency. Her research also focuses on identifying and developing clinically significant laboratory assays for the diagnosis and management of immune disorders. She serves on the National Blood Authority’s Immunology Specialist Working Group for Immunoglobulin Governance, and on the Board of the Immunodeficiency Foundation of Australia. Dr Kane is actively involved in teaching and supervision of research students and medical trainees and is a local examiner for the Royal College of Physicians of Australasia.