Dr Richard Doocey

Dr Richard Doocey

Dr Richard Doocey


Richard is a clinical haematologist with a specialist interest in malignant haematology including lymphoma, myeloma, leukaemia and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation. He is currently the Chief Medical Officer at Canopy Cancer Care.

He completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at Otago University and the Christchurch School of Medicine, before completing his internal medicine and postgraduate haematology training in the Auckland region.

He became a fellow of the Australasian Colleges of Physicians and Pathologists in 2003 and undertook 2 years of subspecialty training in acute leukaemia and bone marrow transplantation at Vancouver General Hospital and the British Columbia Cancer Agency.

Richard returned to Auckland in 2005 as a consultant haematologist and has been the Clinical Director of the Auckland City Hospital Haematology Service from 2009 – 2018. Richard  is now the clinical lead for the Auckland and Starship Children’s Hospital’s Stem Cell Transplant Program.

He maintains active membership of several international societies including the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, and the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand.

Richard enjoys getting to know his patients and their families. His approachable and empathetic manner ensures that his patients and their families trust him and can ask questions as they need to.

Richard is a keen follower of all sports and an aspirational participant in running, cycling and swimming events as well as getting onto his snowboard over the winter months.