From a pathologists’ perspective

A pathologist is a doctor who has specialised in the causes and diagnosis of disease. In Australasia, this involves at least five years of postgraduate training after qualifying as a doctor. “Many people think of pathologists as those rather eccentric individuals performing autopsies in television shows like Silent Witness,” Associate Professor Chris Hemmings from St John of God Pathology. “But actually far more pathologists spend their time diagnosing cancer and other…