Dr Betsie Lombard is a medical graduate of the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She completed her specialisation in haematology at the University of Stellenbosch and Tygerberg Hospital in Cape Town in 1992; working for several years as a Consultant Laboratory Haematologist in private practice and at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town. She added a specialisation in Histocytopathology at the University of Cape Town and Groote Schuur Hospital, before moving to Bermuda.
After five and a half years in Bermuda Dr Lombard has now made New Zealand home, firstly in Whangarei and now in Auckland. She has a wide spectrum of interests, with haematology and haematopathology being a special passion.