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Our Pathologists

Dr Abir Bhattacharyya

Qualification:
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: Clinical haematology, leukaemias, lymphomas, bone marrow transplantation and flow cytometry
Speciality: Haematology

Dr Adam Friebe

Qualification: MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA
Lab: Geelong
Areas Of Interest: General Haematology
Speciality: Haematology

Dr Adeline Tan

Qualification: BMedSci (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRCPA
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Gynaecological and placental pathology and cytopathology, in particular Fine Needle Aspiration biopsies
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology,Histopathology

Dr Alex Du Guesclin

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Bendigo
Areas Of Interest:
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Alex Nirenberg

Qualification: MBBS, BSc, FRCPA, FRCPath, FIAC, Dip in Dermatopathology
Lab: Moreland
Areas Of Interest: Anatomical Pathology, Dermatopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Dermatopathology,Histopathology

Dr Anastasia Backhouse

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Dermatopathology, breast pathology, gynaecological pathology including placental pathology, and cytopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology,Histopathology

Dr Andre Simmance

Qualification: MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Haematology, Haemostasis and Thrombosis
Speciality: Haematology

Assoc Prof. Anthony Landgren

Qualification: MBBS, LLB, FRCPA, FACLM, MRACMA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Head and neck pathology, hepatobiliary pathology, lung pathology, renal pathology
Speciality: General pathology

Prof. Ban-Hock Toh

Qualification: MBBS, PhD, DSc, FRACP, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Autoimmunity
Speciality: Allergy and Immunology

Dr Bassam Tawfik

Qualification: MB ch B, FICMS, FRCPA
Lab: Geelong
Areas Of Interest: Gastrointestinal pathology, lymphoma pathology and cytology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Dr Brendan Morrison

Qualification: MBBCh, BAO, BDS, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest:
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Benedict Carnley

Qualification: MBBS FRACP FRCPA
Lab: Osborne Park
Areas Of Interest: Haematology
Speciality: Haematology

Dr Bridget Cooke

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA, FIAC
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Breast, Ophthalmic and Respiratory Pathology, Cytology, Fine Needle Aspiration
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology,Histopathology

Dr Carl Bulliard

Qualification: BSc (Med), MBBS, Grad Dip Med (Clin Epid), FRCPA
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: Pathology of the Skin, Head & Neck and Eye, Registrar Training
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Catherine Uzzell

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Women's Health, Gynaecological Pathology, Dermatopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Chris Angel

Qualification: FRCPA
Lab: Collingwood
Areas Of Interest: Head & Neck Pathology, Breast Pathology, Dermatopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Dr Christopher Barnes

Qualification: MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Paediatric Haematology, Non – malignant haematological conditions including thrombosis and bleeding disorders
Speciality: Haematology

Assoc Prof. Chris Hemmings

Qualification: BHB, MBChB, FRCPA
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Gastrointestinal Pathology, Soft Tissue and Head, Neck and Endocrine Pathology, Rare Cancers and Molecular Oncology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Dr Colin Stewart

Qualification: BSc, MBChB, FRCPath, FRCPA
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Gynaecologic Pathology,
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology,Histopathology

Dr Damon Bell

Qualification: MB ChB, FRACP, FRCPA
Lab: Osborne Park
Areas Of Interest: General endocrinology, diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolism, lipid disorders, hypertension and cardiovascular disease
Speciality: Chemical Pathology

Dr David Deam

Qualification: MBBS, MAACB, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Endocrine Function Testing, Protein Abnormalities, Laboratory Automation
Speciality: Chemical Pathology

Dr David Nickless

Qualification: MBBS (Hons), B Med Sci (Hons), FRCPA, Dip Man
Lab: Northern Health
Areas Of Interest: Breast, Lymphoma and Gastrointestinal Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Deborah Clarke

Qualification: MBChB FRCPA
Lab: Geelong
Areas Of Interest: Dermatopathology, Cytopathology, Genitourinary and Gynaecological Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Dr Dennis Lum

Qualification: MBChB, FRCPA
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Breast, Skin and Gastrointestinal Histopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Deo de Wit

Qualification: BSc (Hons), MBChB, MMed, MRCPath, MD, FRCPA
Lab: Central Coast
Areas Of Interest: General laboratory microbiology and clinical infectious diseases
Speciality: Microbiology

Dr Geoff Davey

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Geelong
Areas Of Interest: Haematology, Transfusion Medicine, Coagulation and Malignant Haematology
Speciality: Haematology

Dr Garry Grubb

Qualification: BMedSc, MBChB, PhD, FRCPA, MBA
Lab: Traralgon
Areas Of Interest: Skin Pathology, Gastrointenstinal Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Geoff O'Brien

Qualification: MBBS, DCP, FRCPA
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: Skin Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Dermatopathology

Dr Helen Fairweather

Qualification: MBBS (Hons) FRACP FRCPA
Lab: Geelong
Areas Of Interest: Undergraduate and postgraduate level teaching
Speciality: Haematology

Dr Hock Kua

Qualification: MB ChB, FRCPath (UK), FRCPA, FASCP, FACG
Lab: Knox
Areas Of Interest:
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Jane Kho

Qualification: MBBS, FRACP
Lab: Geelong
Areas Of Interest:
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology,Histopathology

Dr Jordanco Nizamovski

Qualification: Doctor of Medicine, FRCPA
Lab: Geelong
Areas Of Interest: Gastrointestinal Pathology, Urological Pathology, Gynaecologic Pathology and Cytopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology,Histopathology

Dr Julie Teague

Qualification: MBBS, BMedSci, FRCPA
Lab: Fitzroy, Bendigo
Areas Of Interest: Anatomical Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology

Dr Justin du Plessis

Qualification: MBChB, FRCPA,
Lab: The Northern Hospital
Areas Of Interest: Uropathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology

Dr Kathleen Merrick

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: Lung, Skin, Breast, and Paediatric Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Kelly Papanaoum

Qualification: MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA
Lab: Wayville
Areas Of Interest: General microbiology, antimicrobial resistance, infection after orthopaedic / general surgery, infections in immunocompromised hosts and ICU, infection control, HIV and viral hepatitis.
Speciality: Microbiology

Dr Kim Cheah

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Gastrointestinal Pathology, Dermatopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Dr Lachlan Henry

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA, MIAC
Lab: Wayville
Areas Of Interest: Fine Needle Aspirations and Orthopaedic Pathology
Speciality: Cytopathology,Histopathology

Dr Linda Dreyer

Qualification: MBChB, MMED (Path) (South Africa), FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Antimicrobials, infection control and molecular diagnostic assays in contemporary clinical microbiology
Speciality: Infection Control,Microbiology

Assoc. Prof. Louise Smyth

Qualification: MBBS GCUT FRCPA
Lab: Osborne Park
Areas Of Interest: Autoimmunity, transplantation, immune deficiency, allergy
Speciality: Allergy and Immunology

Dr Mala Gera

Qualification: FRCPA
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Cytopathology, Breast Pathology, Head, Neck and Endocrine Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Dr Marcus Dabner

Qualification: FRCPA, MBBS (Hons), BMedSci (Hons), MEd
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Haematolymphoid, Neuropathology, Cytopathology, Medical Education
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Dr Mark Pilbeam

Qualification: MBBS, B Med Sc, PhD, FRCPA, MIAC
Lab: Ballarat
Areas Of Interest: Provision of quality pathology services to rural areas
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Dr Mark Tschuchnigg

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA, FRACP
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: Breast, Soft Tissue, Haematopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology

Prof. Michael Bilous

Qualification: MA, MBChB, FRCPA, FFOP
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: Breast, endocrine and GIT pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Surgical Pathology

Assoc Prof. Michael Gonzales

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Neuropathology, Dermatopathology, Molecular Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Mike Robson

Qualification: FRCPA
Lab: Geelong
Areas Of Interest: Breast Pathology, Fine Needle Aspiration, Cytology and Dermatopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Minu Koshy

Qualification: MB, BS, MD, FRCPA
Lab: Bendigo
Areas Of Interest: Dermatopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Endometrial
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Assoc. Prof. Mirette Saad

Qualification: MBBS (Hons), MD, MAACB, FRCPA, PhD.
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Molecular Genetics, Precision Medicine, Cancer Genetics, Antenatal Screening, NIPT, Endocrine, Fertility Testing and Research, Medical Teaching
Speciality: Chemical Pathology,Molecular Biology

Dr Nazmoon Laila

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: Gastrointestinal, Gynaecological and Perinatal pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology

Dr Nicole Sladden

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Wayville
Areas Of Interest: Skin, Gynaecological, Gastrointestinal, Thoracic and Lymph Node Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Assoc. Prof. Norman Firth

Qualification: BDS MDSc FRACDS FFOP(RCPA) MRACDS(Oral Med) FFOMP(RCPA) FIAOO FOMAA
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Oral Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Assoc. Prof. Owen Harris

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Geelong
Areas Of Interest: General microbiology and microbiological molecular diagnostics, Q fever and provision of BCG vaccination services.
Speciality: Microbiology

Dr Paul Kerdemelidis

Qualification: FRCPA
Lab: Collingwood
Areas Of Interest: Gastrointestinal, Skin and Urological Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Dr Paul Turner

Qualification: MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, myeloproliferative disorders and autologous stem cell transplantation
Speciality: Haematology

Dr Predrag Nikolic

Qualification: MBChB, MMedSci, PhD, FRCPA.
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Lung Pathology, Breast Pathology, Dermotapathology, Molecular Diagnostics
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Ranjula Liyanage

Qualification: MBBS, MD (Histopathology), FRCPA
Lab: Ballarat
Areas Of Interest: Dermatopathology, Cytopathology, Lymphoma, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Uropathology and Lung Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Ray Khoosal

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPath
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Pathology and Diagnostic Haematology
Speciality: General pathology

Dr Richard A. Juska

Qualification: MBBS (Melb), FRCPA, MIAC
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Dermatopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology and Gynaecological Cytopathology
Speciality: General pathology

Prof. Sandra O'Toole

Qualification: MB, BS (HONS), BSC MED (HONS), PHD, FRCPA
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: Breast Pathology, GIT/Hepatobiliary Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology,Molecular Biology

Dr Shane Gangatharan

Qualification: MBBS FRACP FRCPA
Lab: Midland
Areas Of Interest: General Haematology, Malignant Haematology
Speciality: Haematology

Assoc. Prof. Sharon Wallace

Qualification: MBBS, B Med Sc, FRCPA
Lab: Ballarat
Areas Of Interest: Breast, Gastrointestinal, Skin and Tumour pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Dr Shyam Panicker

Qualification: MBBS, MRCP, FRACP FRCPA
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: Haematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Myeloproliferative and Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Speciality: Haematology

Dr Siamak Sakhaie

Qualification: MD, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Gastrointestinal and Respiratory Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Simon Hillery

Qualification: MBBS (Sydney), BSc (Hons) (Sydney), FRCPA
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Gastrointestinal Pathology, Histopathology
Speciality: General pathology,Histopathology

Dr Simon Nazaretian

Qualification: MBBS BMedSc (Hons) FRCPA, Dip Man
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Gynecological Pathology, Breast Pathology, Urology, Infertility and Cytology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Stella Pendle

Qualification: MSc, MBBCh, DTM&H, FRCPA
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: General Bacteriology, Sexually Transmitted Infections, VRE and Hepatitis.
Speciality: Microbiology

Dr Stephen Lade

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA , MRC Path, FRC Path, FIAC
Lab: Fitzroy
Areas Of Interest: Lymphoma and Gastrointestinal Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Stephen Lee

Qualification: MBBS(HONS), FRCPA
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Uropathology, Dermatopathology, Gastrointestinal Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Histopathology

Dr Sudha Pottumarthy-Boddu

Qualification: MBBS, FRCPA, D(ABMM)
Lab: Osborne Park
Areas Of Interest: Antimicrobial susceptibility trends and molecular methods in the diagnosis of infectious diseases.
Speciality: Clinical Microbiologist,Microbiology

Dr Sureshni Jayasinghe

Qualification: MBBS, MD, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Urology, Breast and Gynaecological Pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Susanna Thomas

Qualification: MBBS, MD, FRCPA
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: Breast, GI Tract, Endocrine Pathology and Cytopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology

Dr Tony Calogero

Qualification: MBBS FRACP FRCPA
Lab: Midland
Areas Of Interest: Multiple Myeloma, Myeloproliferative Neoplasms and Thrombosis/Haemostasis
Speciality: Haematology

Dr Tony Laden

Qualification: FRCPath(UK), FRCPA, MD
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Dermatopathology, gynaecology and gastrointestinal pathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology,Histopathology

Dr Travis Brown

Qualification: B. COM/B. COMP, B. SCI (MED SCI), MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Wayville
Areas Of Interest: Information Technology and Pathology informatics
Speciality: General pathology

Dr Wessel Jenner

Qualification: BSc, MBChB,FRCPA
Lab: Bella Vista
Areas Of Interest: Chemical Pathology, Endocrinology and Proteins
Speciality: Biochemistry,Chemical Pathology

Dr William Renwick

Qualification: MBBS, FRACP, FRCPA
Lab: Clayton
Areas Of Interest: Lymphoma, Thalassaemia, Myeloma
Speciality: Haematology

Dr Yancey Wilson

Qualification: BSc, BVMS, MBBS, FRCPA
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Gynaecological Pathology, Breast Pathology Cytopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology,Histopathology

Dr Zia Chaudry

Qualification: MBchB, MSc, FRCPath, DipCytol (RCPath), FRCPA, FIAC
Lab: Subiaco
Areas Of Interest: Cytopathology
Speciality: Anatomical Pathology,Cytopathology