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Dr Bridget Cooke Head ShotDr Bridget Cooke


Dr Cooke studied medicine at the University of NSW and has held appointments as a Staff Specialist Pathologist at the Royal Prince Alfred and Prince of Wales Hospitals. Dr Cooke joined St John of God pathology in January 2002. Although having a broad base of experience in most aspects of pathology, particular interests include breast, ophthalmic and respiratory pathology as well as cytology, especially fine needle aspiration cytology. Bridget is a member of the International Academy of Pathology, the International Academy of Cytology, the Australasian Society of   Cytology, the Australasian Dermatology Society, the Australian Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and the Australian Society for Breast Disease.

Dr Simon Hillery Dr Simon Hillery

[MBBS (Sydney), BSc (Hons) (Sydney), FRCPA]

Dr Hillery joined St John of God Pathology (WA) in December 1999 and is trained as a General Pathologist. Simon graduated in Medicine at the University of Sydney in 1990, science degree with honours in Pharmacology and has worked in Sweden and Sydney. In 1999 Simon obtained his Fellowship and moved to Perth. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal histopathology and is involved in the Western Australian Colorectal Research Group.

Dr Colin Stewart Dr Colin Stewart


Dr Stewart trained in pathology in Glasgow and worked at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1992. After seven years' teaching hospital experience in Glasgow, he returned to Australia in May 2000 to work at PathCentre in Perth. He took up his current post with St John of God Pathology in November 2001. Dr Stewart's major interests are in gynaecological, pancreatico-biliary and gastrointestinal histopathology and cytopathology.

Dr Hein SonnendeckerDr Hein Sonnendecker

[MBBCh, DipRCPath (London), DTM&H, FCPath(SA)Anat, FRCPA]

Dr Sonnendecker studied Medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. After specialising in Anatomical Pathology, he worked at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital in Johannesburg for five years. He moved to Perth to join St John of God Pathology in 2000. Whilst working at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and PathCentre, Nedlands, Hein obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. His interests include fine needle aspiration cytology, skin, gynaecological, tropical and general surgical & medical Pathology.

Prof Vince Caruso Prof Vince Caruso


Dr Vince Caruso joined St John of God Pathology in January 2007 as Director of Cancer Services Pathology and Director of Histopathology at the Subiaco Campus for the new Comprehensive Cancer Centre. Dr Caruso has a wealth of experience in laboratory testing and management. His background was as Director of Pathology for Western Diagnostic Pathology and immediate past president of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. His extensive histopathology experience will also be used with a teaching professorship at the University of Notre Dame.

Ai Rene KeeDr Ai Rene Kee


Dr Kee is a graduate of the University of Sydney (1992). She initially traned as a general practitioner, obtaining the FRACGP in 1997. She subsequently undertook training in Anatomical Pathology in Western Australia and attained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2004. She has since worked as a pathologist in both the public system (in QEII PathWest and King Edward Memorial Hospital) as well as in the private sector. Dr Kee's special interests include dermatopathology, gynaecological pathology and gastrointestinal pathology.

Dr Adeline Tan HeadshotDr Adeline Tan

[BMedSci (Hons), MBBS (Hons), FRCPA]

Dr Tan joined St John of God Pathology (WA) in November 2012.  She graduated with first class honours in both Medical Science and Medicine at the University of Tasmania.  Thereafter, she completed her internship and resident training at Royal Perth Hospital.  She commenced her Anatomical Pathology Fellowship training in Sydney and worked in various rotations including Royal North Shore Hospital, Westmead Hospital and Liverpool Hospital.  Dr Tan has a special interest in gynaecological oncology and placental pathology.  She is also a keen cytopathologist with an interest in fine needle biopsies.

Dr Chris Hemmings HeadshotDr Chris Hemmings

[BHB, MBChB, FRCPA]  Surgical Pathologist and Head of Molecular Oncology Division.

Dr Hemmings worked in New Zealand and Canberra before joining SJOG Pathology in July 2013 where, in addition to diagnostic histopathology, she is Head of the Molecular Oncology Division and a member of the St John’s Cancer Research group.  Her subspecialty interests (in diagnosis and research) include soft tissue, gastrointestinal and pancreatobiliary pathology and cancer biology, and she has a particular interest in rare cancers including sarcoma, neuroendocrine tumours and GIST.  She belongs to several professional interest groups in these areas (including COSA, AGITG, ASSG, ENETS, ANZNET and the European Society of Pathology) and also serves on the Clinical Advisory Group of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.  She has previously undertaken sabbatical attachments in London and Boston, and is active in College affairs, serving as a trainee supervisor and examiner and sitting on the RCPA’s Cancer Services Advisory Committee, and chairing the Bone and Soft Tissue Expert Committee.  A reviewer for several journals in the fields of pathology and cancer, she is a member of the Editorial Board of “Pathology” and recently edited a special themed edition on soft tissue pathology.

Dr Elham Amini Head ShotDr Elham Amini


Dr Amini studied Medicine at the Azad Medical University and the Iran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran. After specialising in Clinical and Anatomical Pathology, she worked as a staff specialist and Director at various hospitals and pathology laboratories in both the public and private sectors.  In 2010, Dr Amini immigrated to Melbourne, Australia where she furthered her training with the Austin Hospital including research into breast and colorectal cancer.  She obtained her Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2013 and in 2014 she joined St John of God Pathology in Perth.  Her interests include neuropathology, gynaecological, general surgical and breast pathology.

Dr Marcus Dabner Head ShotDr Marcus Dabner

[FRCPA, MBBS (Hons), BMedSci (Hons), MEd]

Marcus graduated MBBS with First Class Honours and BMedSci with First Class Honours from the University of Tasmania.  He relocated to Perth and subsequently completed his specialist training in Anatomical Pathology, including a period of time at St John of God (Subiaco) as a Registrar.  He is a former Chair of the RCPA's Trainee Advisory Committee and recipient of the AMA(WA) Dr Camille Michener Legacy/Junior Doctor of the Year Award.  He returns to St John of God Pathology as a general Anatomical Pathologist.  In addition to general surgical pathology, his main interests are Medical Education, Neuropathology and Haematopathology.

Dr Yu-Wei Goh Head ShotDr Yu-Wei Goh


Dr Goh studied medicine at the University of Western Australia and trained in Anatomical Pathology in Perth, gaining her Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2001.  She joined St John of God Pathology in 2013 after having previously worked at Fremantle Hospital and Western Diagnostic Pathology.  Dr Goh has a special interest in dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology and gynaecological pathology.

Dr Claire Unwin Head ShotDr Claire Unwin

[B Med Sci, MBBS (Hons), FRCPA]

Dr Unwin is a graduate of the University of Tasmania (2002). She undertook her Anatomical Pathology training in Western Australia, completing rotations at several Perth hospitals.  She obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2013 and joined St John of God Pathology in January 2014.  Dr Unwin’s special interests include dermatopathology and cytology, including fine needle aspiration cytology.

For further information about St John of God Pathology Western Australia Pathologists please contact:
Tel: 1300 367 674
Email: info.pathwa@sjog.org.au