Dr Sharlene Parasnath is currently the Head Clinical Unit of the Department of Clinical Haematology and Stem Cell Transplant Unit at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital in Durban, since 2015. She graduated with her MBChB from the Medical University of Southern Africa in 1999. She joined the Haematopathology training programme at the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal in 2002, and on completion of her FCPath Haem (SA) in 2007, joined the IALCH Clinical Haematology unit as a fellow in Clinical Haematology. After obtaining her Certificate in Clinical Haematology she stayed on as a Clinical Haematologist in the Unit. She has a Higher Certificate in Health Services Management and is currently undertaking a Masters in Science, looking at the prevalence of acute leukemia in the province of KZN. She is a mother of four daughters and is known as the “bloody baker” in her unit.