Special Interests: Breast pathology
Associate Professor Nirmala Pathmanathan is an anatomical
pathologist with expertise in breast diseases. She is the Service
Director of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute in Sydney, a
comprehensive multidisciplinary breast cancer program covering
Western Sydney. Assoc. Prof. Pathmanathan has worked from 2002 to
2016 as a Senior Staff Specialist in the Department of Tissue
Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Pathology West. She is also the
Designated/Lead Pathologist for BreastScreen, Sydney West, the
Director for BreastScreen Program for Sydney West, a Clinical
Associate Professor with the University of Sydney and Conjoint
Associate Professor with the University of Western Sydney.
Assoc. Prof. Pathmanathan is the recipient and chief or
principal investigator on a number of grant-funded projects and is
an executive committee member of the Australian Breast Cancer
Tumour Bank. She is a Member of NBOCC Sentinel Node Biopsy Subgroup
and was involved in the development of recommendations for use of
Sentinel Node Biopsy in Breast Cancer. Recently, Assoc. Prof.
Pathmanathan has been a steering committee member in the
development and presentation of breast cancer workshops, aimed at
improving the quality of breast cancer pathology and HER2 testing
in several countries across the Asia Pacific Region. She sits on
the Executive Committee for the Australasian Society for Breast
Diseases and is a National Clinical Advisory Board Member for
BreastScreen Australia. Her primary research interests are in HER2
testing, prognostic markers in ER positive breast cancer and
borderline/atypical lesions of the breast. Assoc. Prof.
Pathmanathan joined Douglass Hanly Moir in November, 2016.