Timothy P. Hughes, MD, FRACP, FRCPA, is Head of the Department of Haematology at SA Pathology, RAH site, and Consultant Haematologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is also Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide and holds a Practitioner Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council. His clinical interests include chronic leukaemias and myeloproliferative disorders. His current research interests focus are in molecular monitoring for leukaemias, clinical resistance to targeted therapies in leukaemia and the development of assays to predict response and resistance to targeted agents. He has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Haematology Society of Australia and New Zealand, for which he served as President from 2001 to 2003, and the Australasian Leukaemia and Lymphoma Group, for which he served as a Director from 1999-2004 and as Vice-Chairman in 2003-4. In 2006 Professor Hughes was awarded the RACP Eric Susman Prize for the most outstanding contribution to the knowledge of any branch of internal medicine by a member of the College of Physicians.