PROF. RUTA GUPTA
NSW Pathology, Sydney
HEAD & NECK PATHOLOGY
Prof Gupta is the Head of Anatomical Pathology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, a member of the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute (SHNCI) and a Visiting Scientist at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Her primary interests include head and neck pathology, genitourinary pathology and molecular pathology. A/Prof Gupta serves on the Cancer Institute of NSW Head and Neck Cancer Surgery Clinical Advisory Group. She is also a member of the NSW Statewide BioBank Stakeholders Network and has developed the head and neck tumour biobank at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital/Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
Prof Gupta is a member of the RCPA Structured Pathology Reporting Committee for head and neck cancers and chairs the protocol development for larynx, neck node dissection and ear resection specimens. She is also a member of the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting for head and neck, and is convenor of the head and neck pathology sessions at the Australasian IAP. She also serves on the editorial board of Head and Neck Pathology.
DR IAN BROWN
Envoi Pathology, Brisbane
Dr Ian Brown is a gastrointestinal pathologist at Envoi Pathology and a visiting pathologist at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
He has published over 150 peer reviewed articles and abstracts, and has written several book chapters related to gastrointestinal tract pathology, including 2 chapters for the 5th edition WHO classification of Digestive System Tumours. He co-edited the textbook ‘Endoscopic Biopsy Interpretation’.
Dr Brown serves on the editorial board of Archives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and of Histopathology. He is a panel member of the ICCR structured reporting protocols for colorectal carcinoma and colorectal polyps.
A/PROF SONJA KLEBE
SA Pathology, Adelaide
A/Prof Sonja Klebe is an Associate Professor in Anatomical Pathology at Flinders University/SA Pathology at Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia and the Research Director of the Asbestos Diseases Research Institute. Her work has focused for the past 18 years on pleuropulmonary pathology and she has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, NHMRC grants and patents in the area.
She is an author of the WHO classification of pleural tumours and current diagnostic guidelines, member of the International Mesothelioma Interst Group, chair of the ICCR for structured reporting for mesothelioma and advises the Australian Institute of Health on the Australian Mesothelioma Registry. She served for 6 years as Chief Examiner for the the BPS for the RCPA and is a passionate educator.
DR BENJAMIN WOOD
A graduate of the University of Newcastle and trained in Anatomical Pathology with the Hunter Area Pathology Service, Dr Wood joined PathWest and the University of Western Australia in 2006. In 2010 he established the PathWest Dermatopathology Group, which now provides a State-Wide public Dermatopathology service in Western Australia, serving all three major teaching hospitals, as well as numerous smaller hospitals and community practitioners.
Dr Wood has research interests in melanocytic pathology, cutaneous adnexal tumours and other areas of Dermatopathology. Dr Wood has authored over 100 publications and multiple textbook chapters. He is a member of the executive committee of the Australian Dermatopathology Society, convenor of the RCPA QAP Dermatopathology Module, examiner for the RCPA post-fellowship Diploma in Dermatopathology and a member of the Western Australian Kirkbride Melanoma Advisory Service panel.
DR JULIE LOKAN
Austin Health, Melbourne
GI AND HEPATOPATHOLOGY
Dr Julie Lokan has been based at Austin Pathology since 2004, where she currently heads up the liver transplant pathology service. In addition to her expertise in transplant pathology, she also has interest and extensive experience in gastrointestinal pathology, hepatobiliary and pancreatic pathology and surgical neuropathology.
Dr Lokan is regularly involved in pathology-related research and pathology teaching locally and nationally, and has key roles in the Liver Transplant Unit and Neuropathology multidisciplinary meetings.