Dr James Liang



MB ChB 2006 Auckland; FRACP 2015; FRCPA 2015


Medical Background:
Dr James Liang is a clinical and pathology haematologist with special interest in adult haematological cancer while also managing general haematological conditions such as thrombosis and haemostasis.

After completing his medical degrees in 2005 from the University of Auckland, James continued his medical training in the Auckland region. In 2015 he was awarded a research fellowship from Cancer and Palliative Network (Perth, Australia) and spent 2016-2017 at the University of Western Australia and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. During this time his research mainly focused in the field of myeloproliferative neoplasm with the aim of identifying a potential druggable target. He was also closely involved with developing novel method of blood-based cancer detection.

Upon returning to New Zealand in 2017 James took up a consultant position at Middlemore Hospital and continued his research interest as an investigator in various clinical trials. Apart from his clinical and research interest, James believes in the importance of disseminating knowledge and has lectured undergraduates, been an invited speaker in community events, GP seminars and international conferences.

From James:
“During my training I was fortunate to see how improved understanding of biology had lead to the rapid development of novel therapy with direct benefit to patients’ treatment outcome. However, I believe personalised treatment is not simply about choosing the right treatment for the disease but it is also critical to develop a close relationship with the patient and their family so I am in tune with their wishes and goals. This deeper understanding will allow me to guide them through their decision making more effectively.

At Auckland Oncology we take great pride in providing an environment to facilitate a patient-centred approach. Having the same specialist and nursing team provides great reassurance and comfort for our patients. For us there is nothing more rewarding than the positive impact we see in our patients’ treatment journey."


  • Myeloproliferative neoplasm
  • Clinical research
  • Undergraduate teaching. 

Title or Designation

Haematologist, Consultant Haematologist, Haematologist - malignant and non-malignant conditions

Full NZ Registration Date

13 December 2006

Vocational Scope

Pathology, Internal Medicine

Contact Details

Dr James Liang is available at the following services:

Private Services

Auckland Oncology

This service is available at the following location:

125 Remuera Road, Remuera, Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Consultation by appointment only.

Greenlane Medical Specialists

This service is available at the following location:

Ascot Office Park, 93-95 Ascot Avenue, Greenlane, Auckland

8:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Send referrals to referrals@glms.co.nz

Public Services

Haematology Service - Clinical and Laboratory | Counties Manukau | Te Whatu Ora

This service is available at the following location:

Middlemore Hospital

Haematology Day Ward - Nurses Station Direct Line
Ph: (09) 270 4718 

Haematology Day Ward & Clinics - Haematology Clerk Direct Line
Ph: (09) 276 0038

Inpatients - Ward 2
Ph: (09) 276 0000

Haematology Secretary - Jenny Armstrong
Monday - Thursday 07:30 - 15:30 / Ph: (09) 276 0044 ext 59744

Haematology Typist - Cherie Polwart
Monday - Friday 06:00 - 14:00

Laboratory Services | Counties Manukau | Te Whatu Ora

This service is available at the following location:

Middlemore Hospital

7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Collection Room Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm Monday to Friday

Collection Room extension numbers are:  58503 and 58544

SuperClinic Blood Collection Room - Module 2 | Counties Manukau | Te Whatu Ora

This service is available at the following location: