The First Private Teaching Hospital in South Africa, Johannesburg

Dr Mairi Bassingthwaighte

Dr Mairi Bassingthwaighte

MBChB (UKZN) Cum Laude, MPH (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), DCH (SA), FCPaed (SA), MMed (Wits), Cert Medical Oncology Paeds (SA)

Dr Mairi Bassingthwaighte is a paediatric oncologist who works in the collaborative practice of Poole, Wainright and associates. As a practice we offer comprehensive care for children and adolescents with a wide spectrum of oncological and haematological conditions.

Paediatric Oncology Unit

Clinical Focus

  • Paediatric And Adolescent Haematology: Anaemia; Immune Thrombocytopaenia; Congenital And Acquired Bone Marrow Failure Syndromes; Bleeding Disorders With A Special Interest In Congenital Haemophilia
  • Paediatric And Adolescent Oncology: Multi-Disciplinary Management Of The Full Spectrum Of Paediatric Cancers Including Acute Leukaemia (ALL And AML); Lymphomas (NHL And Hodgkin Lymphoma); Abdominal Solid Tumours; Sarcomas; Central Nervous System Tumours; Eye Tumours And Bone Tumours; Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation And Work Up For Allogenic Stem Cell Transplantation. In Challenging Cases
  • We Liaise With International Tumour Specific Experts For Management Advice And Access For Clinical Trials Where Appropriate


  • Bone Marrow Aspirates And Trephine Biopsy
  • Lumbar Puncture And Intrathecal Chemotherapy Administration
  • Fine Needle Aspiration (As Appropriate)
  • Intravenous Chemotherapy


  • Paediatric & Adolescent Haematology And Oncology