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Dr Christina Roydhouse obtained her MBBS from Monash University in Victoria. After completing two years of residency at University Hospital Geelong and Royal Melbourne hospitals, she commenced her training in Anatomical Pathology. Dr Roydhouse trained at The Royal Melbourne Hospital, The Royal Women's Hospital and The Royal Children's Hospital, and Clinical Labs in Geelong, before completing her training at the Austin Hospital. She joined the team at Clinical Labs in Geelong in February 2020.
Associate Professor Mirette Saad is a Consultant Chemical Pathologist and the National Clinical Director of Molecular Genetic Pathology at Australian Clinical Labs. At Clinical Labs, A/Prof Mirette Saad leads the Molecular Genetic testing for Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT), genetic carrier screening, personalised drug therapy and cancer. She is a Chair of the RCPA Chemical Pathology Advisory Committee, Member of the RCPA Genetic Advisory Committee and a Chair of the Precision Medicine Services at Australian Clinical Labs.
Dr Deam graduated with Honours in Medicine from Monash University in 1978 and obtained his FRCPA in 1985 following postgraduate training in Biochemistry at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
After several posts in Chemical Pathology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Women's Hospital, he was appointed Head of Chemical Pathology at the Royal Melbourne in 1996. He joined Gribbles Pathology (now Australian Clinical Labs) in 1998.
Dr Deam has played an active role in teaching scientific, nursing and medical staff at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and has been an examiner for the Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemists as well as the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.
Dr Deam’s research interests and publications include work on thyroid function testing, various aspects of diagnostic protein measurement and the rational use of biochemical tests. His special interests include testing of endocrine function; protein abnormalities; as well as laboratory automation and application of computing to pathology services.
Dr Stella Pendle completed a Master of Science degree in 1983 prior to graduating in Medicine from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She initially worked at the Hillbrow Hospital in Johannesburg and then at the Rietfontein Tropical Diseases Hospital. She obtained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine during this time. In 1999, Stella emigrated to Australia and worked as a resident at Gosford Hospital after completing the AMC exams. She proceeded to specialist training in Pathology (Microbiology) at Royal North Shore Hospital and ICPMR Westmead.
On completion of her training, she moved to Symbion Laverty Pathology where she worked for four years as a Clinical Microbiologist. In 2009, she joined Pathology NSW as the supervising pathologist in charge of the microbiology, infectious serology and molecular diagnostics departments. She has continued in this role after the company merged with Australian Clinical Labs (formerly Healthscope Pathology).
Dr Pendle has published several papers in her fields of interest, including VRE, chlamydial infections and HIV. She actively participates in Infection Control and promotes rational antibiotic prescribing at Healthscope Hospitals. She is a member of the Australian Society for Microbiology, the Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases and the Antimicrobial Society of Australia.
Professor Camile Farah joined Australian Clinical Labs in 2019 as a Consultant Oral Pathologist. He is a dual registered specialist in oral medicine and oral pathology with sub-specialty training in oral oncology. In addition to practicing in private at Perth Oral Medicine & Dental Sleep Centre, Camile holds a hospital appointment as Consultant in Oral Medicine at Fiona Stanley Hospital, and is a member of its Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Team.
Camile obtained his undergraduate dental degree from the University of Western Australia (1996), and practiced dentistry while completing a PhD in pathology & immunology (2000), and his specialist training in oral medicine & oral pathology (2002) at the University of Queensland. He gained further experience in oral diagnostic sciences at the Eastman Dental Institute, University College London (2004).
Camile is a Fellow of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia, the International Academy of Oral Oncology, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Oral Medicine), the International College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Australasian College of Health Service Management, and the Australian Institute of Management. In addition, he is the recipient of many national and international
awards, scholarships and honours. In 2019 he was named the Australian Research Field Leader - Health & Medical Sciences in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery for his research on head and neck cancer. He serves on the editorial boards for several journals, and is a regular speaker at national and international meetings.
Camile has authored 235 publications including 18 book chapters, and is the author and editor of the textbook “Contemporary Oral Medicine” which is the #1 selling textbook in its discipline. Camile has 24 years’ experience in oral medicine and oral pathology with particular interest in oral mucosal and salivary gland pathology, head and neck pathology, and bone pathology.
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