Anatomical pathology is a medical specialty that is concerned with the diagnosis of disease based on the macroscopic, microscopic, biochemical, immunologic and molecular examination of organs and tissues. Over the last century, surgical pathology has evolved tremendously: from historical examination of whole bodies (autopsy) to a more modernized practice, centered on the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer to guide treatment decision-making in oncology.
Anatomical pathology is one of two branches of pathology, the other being clinical pathology, the diagnosis of disease through the laboratory analysis of bodily fluids and/or tissues. Often, pathologists practice both anatomical and clinical pathology, a combination known as general pathology. Similar specialties exist in veterinary pathology.
In Australia Anatomical Pathology one of the specialty training programs offered by the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA). The RCPA. To qualify as a Fellow of the RCPA in Anatomical Pathology, the candidate must complete a recognised undergraduate or postgraduate medical qualification, then complete a minimum of 1 year of clinical medical experience (internship)as a prerequisite to selection as a training registrar. The training program is a minimum of 5 years, served in at least two laboratories, and candidates must pass a Basic Pathological Sciences examination (usually in first year), the Part 1 examination (not before 3rd year) and the Part 2 examination (not before 5th year). Fellows may then continue into subspecialty training.
- Dr Rhoda Cameron (Anatomical Pathologist)
- Dr Dariush Daneshvar (Anatomical Pathologist)
- Dr Helen Harris (Anatomical Pathologist)
- Dr Andrew Field (Pathologist)
- Dr Rory Donnellan (Anatomical Pathologist)
- Dr Suzanne Hyne (Anatomical Pathologist)
- Dr Clare Biro (Anatomical Pathologist)
- Dr Suzanne Danieletto (Anatomical Pathologist)
- Dr Maxine Scelwyn (Anatomical Pathologist)
- Dr John Milross (Anatomical Pathologist)