Dr Alexandra Allende

MBBS, PhD, FRCPA

Specialty

Histopathology / Cytopathology

Phone number

02 9855 5150

Email: Pathologist@dhm.com.au

Special interests: Ocular, head and neck, gastrointestinal, urological, breast and skin pathology

 

Dr Alex Allende is a medical graduate of the University of Sydney. Following extensive experience in clinical medicine for several years, with particular interests in ophthalmology and research, she undertook a Doctorate of Philosophy in the discipline of ophthalmology at the University of Sydney, with the support of an NHMRC scholarship. The thesis, incorporating histological and molecular studies into the mechanisms of vascular development in the choroid and retina, inspired her to train in anatomical pathology, which was undertaken primarily at Westmead Hospital, with additional rotations to Nepean Hospital and Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology. Following completion of training, which included teaching, journal publications and conference presentations, she joined the histopathology department at Douglass Hanly Moir. Knowledge has been developed further by taking part in an observership in Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, by being involved in research in ocular and gastrointestinal pathology and by being actively involved in teaching pathology and ophthalmology registrars, as well as medical students with appointments at Notre Dame University and Macquarie University.