Dr Tao Yang

Dr Tao Yang MBBS, MSc, PhD, FRCPA is a staff specialist in Anatomical Pathology and Molecular Pathology at SydPath and Conjoint Associate Professor in the Discipline of Pathology at  Western Sydney University.

He obtained his PhD in Molecular and Cellular Pathology from University of Queensland at the Centre for Kidney Disease Research, in the field of gene therapy using lentiviral mediated vectors and RNA interference. He has received the IPRS Award from the Australian Commonwealth Government, as well as research grants from University of Queensland and The Cancer Institute of NSW.

Dr Yang trained at both the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Liverpool Hospital, worked as a staff specialist in Anatomical Pathology and was Head of Molecular Pathology at Liverpool Hospital prior to his appointment at SydPath.

His areas of interest and expertise include diagnostic gastroenterology pathology, pancreatobiliary and liver pathology, renal pathology, cytopathology and molecular pathology of cancers.

Contact details:
Phone  (02) 8382 9217
Fax  (02) 8382 2888

 

 

Dr Svetlana Cherepanoff

Dr. Svetlana Cherepanoff MBBS PhD FRCPA is a staff specialist anatomical pathologist at St Vincent’s Hospital, with an honorary academic appointment at the University of NSW. She is passionately committed to eye histopathology and cytopathology. She leads multi-institutional research projects in ocular oncology and retinal pathology.

Education
MBBS University of Sydney (1998)
PhD University of Sydney (2008)

Anatomical pathology training
Westmead Hospital
Prince of Wales Hospital

Fellowship
Royal College of Pathologists, Australasia (2013)

Observerships (Ophthalmic Pathology)
2013: Professor Ralph Eagle Jnr. Wills Eye Hospital
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
2014: Professor Sarah Coupland. Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre
(Liverpool, UK).
2015: Professor Hans Grossniklaus. Emory University
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
2016: Professor Steffen Heegaard. University of Copenhagen
(Copenhagen, Denmark)

Memberships
International Academy of Pathology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
International Society of Ocular Oncology

Public Impact
Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, board of examiners (pathology)
Chapter author, WHO Classification of Tumours of the Eye (4th Edition). International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Established RCPA Roger Crouch Prize in Ophthalmic Pathology
Convenor, Eye Companion Meeting, (IAP 2016, 2017)
Convenor, Ocular Oncology Symposia Series (2015, 2016)
Co-author, Ocular Melanoma Clinical Guidelines 2018, Cancer Council Australia

Contact
Phone: 02 8382 9217
Fax: 02 8382 2888
Email: svetlana.cherepanoff@svha.org.au

 

Dr Vanathi Sivasubramaniam

Anatomical Pathology

Dr Vanathi Sivasubramaniam MBBS (U Qld), FRCPA completed her medical degree at the University of Queensland in 1994, and after extensive clinical medical experience with focus on emergency medicine and anaesthetics, she completed her Anatomical Pathology training in April 2011. Her training was predominantly based at St. Vincent’s Hospital (Sydney) with rotations to Liverpool Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and the Department of Forensic Medicine, Glebe, and included a rotation to the Mayo Clinic in Arizona where she completed the Geraldine Colby  Zeiler Fellowship in Lung and Cytopathology. She was appointed as a part-time Staff Specialist at St. Vincent’s in  May 2011. She is actively involved in undergraduate teaching for UNSW, as well as in pathology registrar training and is a member of the International Academy of Pathology, the Pulmonary Pathology Society, the Society for Cardiovascular Pathology and the Australian Society of Cytology.

She has special interests in lung and cardiovascular cytopathology pathology as well as gastrointestinal, neurosurgical, renal, soft tissue and head and neck pathology.

Contact details:

Phone: Skype  02 8382 9257

Fax: 02 8382 2888

 

 

Dr Andrew Parker

Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology

Dr Andrew Parker BMedSc(UTas), MBBS(Hons)(UTas), FRCPA is an Honors graduate in medicine from the University of Tasmania. He trained in Anatomical Pathology in New South Wales gaining experience at St. Vincent’s Hospital, John Hunter Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Institute of Forensic Medicine and Concord Repatriation Hospital. After completing his Fellowship in 2000 he returned to Tasmania as a Specialist Anatomical Pathologist at the Royal Hobart Hospital. From 2005-2009 he worked as a Consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK, where he developed sub-specialty experience in breast pathology, endocrine pathology (particularly thyroid) and cytopathology. During this time he was a Senior Lecturer at Oxford University. Andrew returned to Sydney in late 2009, and took up his current position at St. Vincent’s Hospital. He is involved in many research projects, postgraduate teaching and undergraduate teaching at the University of New South Wales. He is a member of the Australian Society of Cytology and serves on the RCPA Informatics Advisory Committee.

His primary pathology interests remain breast pathology & cytopathology and thyroid pathology & cytopathology, including the rapid assessment and diagnosis of fine needle aspiration biopsies. His other areas of interest are haematopathology, ENT pathology and uropathology.

Contact details:

Phone: 02 8382 9216

Fax: 02 8382 2888

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Peter Earls

Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology

Dr Peter Earls  MBBS(Hons), DipRACOG, FRACGP, FRCPA, FIAC completed his pathology training at Westmead Hospital in 2002, and joined St. Vincent’s in 2007 after a four year appointment at ACT Pathology, Canberra, including three as Director of Cytology. He is a regular invited speaker at national Cytopathology meetings, and has recently served as the NSW State Councillor of the Australian Society of Cytology. He has teaching commitments to medical students and pathology trainees both in NSW as well as in the third world via his involvement with Volunteer Pathologists Australia. He is the trainee supervisor for Anatomical Pathology Registars at St. Vincent’s. He is involved in research projects in the areas of chronic rhinosinusitis, pituitary neoplasia, pancreatic cytopathology and HPV-related squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

His areas of special interest include cytopathology and histopathology of the head and neck, endocrine system and breast.

Contact details:

Phone: 02 8382 9236

Fax: 02 8382 2888

 

 

 

 

Dr Nirmala Kumaradevan

Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology

Dr Nirmala Kumaradevan MBBS (Sri Lanka), MD Histopathology (Sri Lanka), FRCPath (London), FRCPA was originally trained in Sri Lanka (University of Peradeniya) and at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London. After obtaining her MD Histopatholgy (Sri Lanka) and MRCPath/FRCPath (London), she worked as Consultant Pathologist in Sri Lanka before migrating to Australia. Following additional Pathology training at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney she was granted the Fellowship of the RCPA in 2000. She worked as a Staff Specialist in Anatomical Pathology at St. George, Royal North Shore and Prince of Wales Hospitals prior to joining St. Vincent’s Hospital in 2003. She is regularly involved in UNSW undergraduate teaching, registrar training and technical staff education. She co-ordinates the external Quality Assurance activities of the Department.

She has sub-speciality expertise in dermatopathology, urological pathology, renal biopsy pathology and cytology.

Contact details:

Phone: 02 8382 9212

Fax: 02 8382 2888

 

 

Dr Wade Barrett

Anatomical Pathology

Dr Wade Barrett BMedSci (U Tas), MBBS (U Tas), FRCPA  graduated in Medicine from the University of Tasmania and undertook pathology training at St. Vincent’s and Concord Hospitals Sydney. After obtaining his Fellowship in 2001 he was appointed to a Staff Specialist position at St. Vincent’s Hospital where he also plays an active role Undergraduate medical teaching as a Conjoint Senior Lecturer (UNSW).

His areas of sub-specialist interest include urological pathology, dermatopathology, GIT pathology, soft tissue pathology and opthalmic pathology.

Contact details:

Phone: 02 8382 9213

Fax: 02 8382 2888

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Stephen Rainer

Anatomical Pathology

Dr Stephen Rainer BSc (Hum Biol), MB ChB (Auck), FRCPA undertook Medical and Anatomical Pathology training in New Zealand and the UK, obtaining his RCPA Fellowship in 1982. After working in various Hospitals in New Zealand he relocated to Australia to become a Staff Specialist at St. Vincent’s Hospital in 1991. He has played a major role in the development of transplant pathology services at St. Vincent’s, as well as training other Australian and overseas pathologists in this field. He is a member of the International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation and a member of the International Academy of Pathology.

His areas of sub-speciality interest are transplantation pathology, pulmonary pathology, cardiac pathology, renal pathology and ENT pathology.

Contact details:

Phone: 02 8382 9214

Fax: 02 8382 2888

 

 

Associate Professor Andrew Field

Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology

Dr Andrew Field MBBS (UNSW), FRCPA, FIAC, Diploma in Cytopathology (RCPA) graduated from medicine at UNSW in 1978, completed his FRCPA Anatomical Pathology training in 1985, and then pursued further training in Cytopathology at John Hopkins, Karolinska and Flinders Hospitals leading to him gaining the FIAC in 1990 and the RCPA Cytology Diploma in 1996. He joined St. Vincent’s Hospital in 1989 where he is Deputy Director and Senior Staff Specialist in the Department of Anatomical Pathology, Conjoint Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales and Adjunct Associate Professor at Notre Dame Medical School. He is a past president of the Australian Society of Cytology, recently completed two three year terms on the Board of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytology and has been recently appointed to the International Academy of Cytology Task Force for promoting education and professional development in cytology in developing countries and to the IAC Membership and Site Selection Committees. He regularly teaches medical students, trainee cytotechnicians and trainee pathologists, and is committed to fostering the development of cytopathology in the developing world.

His major interests are in fine needle cytopathology, especially of the lymph nodes, breast, infectious diseases and thyroid, and in surgical pathology of breast, infectious diseases including AIDS, and the gastrointestinal tract.

Contact details:

Phone: 02 8382 9211

Fax: 02 8382 2888

 

 

 

 

Dr Min Ru Qiu

Anatomical Pathology and Molecular Pathology

Dr Min Ru Qiu MBBS (Zhong-Shan, China), PhD (Med) (UNSW), FRCPA was originally trained overseas and worked as a medical researcher in Australia. In 2005, after obtaining her PhD degree in Medicine from the University of New South Wales, she started her top-up pathology training at Royal Darwin Hospital, and then trained at Nepean Hospital, Westmead Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital. She was granted Fellowship of the RCPA in 2007. After completing a one year Clinical Fellowship sponsored by NSW Cancer Institute (undertaken at the Garvan Institute) she was formally appointed as a Staff Specialist at St. Vincent’s Hospital in 2009. She is involved in collaborative projects with campus research groups including the Garvan Institute, St. Vincent’s Centre for Applied Medical Research and Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute. She is also regularly involved in UNSW undergraduate medical teaching, registrar teaching and technical staff education.

She has sub-specialty expertise in haematopathology, pulmonary pathology and liver pathology, and has particular interest in molecular tissue pathology.

Contact details:

Phone: 02 8382 9215

Fax: 02 8382 2888