Pathologist Profiles

A/Prof Trishe Y-M Leong MBBS(Hons) FRCPA MBA(Exec) GAICD MSHM

Specialty:  Anatomical Pathology
Areas of Interest:
Gynaecological pathology, perinatal pathology, gynaecological cytopathology and molecular pathology

Trishe is the Medical Director of Pathology and Director of Anatomical Pathology at Austin Health. She was previously Deputy Managing Pathologist at the Victorian Cytology Service and holds a MBA with a major in biotechnology and a Master of Health Services Management.

Trishe is the Vice President of the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology, sits on the Steering Committee for the International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting and is the Deputy Chair of the Cytopathology Advisory Committee for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Her primary area of interest is gynaecological pathology and she has a key role in the Dysplasia Clinic and Gynaecological Oncology multidisciplinary meetings held in conjunction with the Mercy Hospital for Women. She is also involved in the reporting of Next Generation Sequencing for solid tumours and is currently undertaking a postgraduate diploma in molecular and diagnostic pathology.

Dr Que Thanh Lam MBBS (Hons) FRCPA MAACB

Specialty:  Biochemistry
Areas of Interest
:  Assay interferences and harmonization of laboratory practices

Que is a Monash University graduate who obtained her Fellowship in 2005. She has worked as a Chemical Pathologist in both private and public Pathology services in Victoria, is a NATA assessor and is involved in various committees including the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Committee (SRAC) of the AACB, RCPA-AACB Australasian Quality Assurance Program (AQAP) and RCPA.  She is currently Chair of the RCPA-AACB Working Party for High Risk (Critical) Results. Her professional interests include assay interferences and harmonisation of laboratory practices.

Dr Chris Hogan MBBS BSc(Hons) FRCPA Adv Dip Photog

Specialty:  Haematologist
Areas of Interest:  Transfusion medicine / Red Cell Serology / Haemolysis / Critical Bleeding / Haemostasis / ABO-mismatched organ transplantation / Teaching

Chris is the Director of Laboratory Haematology, and oversees that service, including the hospital Blood Bank-Transfusion Service and the Cryopreservation Stem Cell facility.

He has extensive experience in laboratory haematology and transfusion medicine, and in consultative laboratory haematology for patients with haemolysis, critical bleeding, haemostatic disorders, and for patients undergoing ABO-mismatched organ transplantation.  Chris also brings a strong background in working with government.  He was previously the Principal Medical Officer of the Commonwealth’s National Blood Authority, and national Director of Pathology Services for the Australian Red Cross Blood Service.

Chris is very active in teaching of registrars and medical students.  He has a formal position as Medical Specialty Coordinator in the Clinical School of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of the University of Melbourne, and has received the award of Clinical Teacher of the Year.

Dr Kyra Chua MBBS (Hons), DTMH, FRACP, FRCPA, PhD

Specialty: Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious diseases physician

Kyra is a Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician. She was awarded her PhD in Staphylococcus aureus pathogenesis in 2013. Dr Chua has presented at both national and international conferences and is an author of a number of peer reviewed journal articles.

Dr Marcel Leroi, FRACP, FRCPA, MMED(Clin Epi), MASM

Specialty: Clinical Microbiologist
Areas of interest:
 Epidemiology of gram negative B lactamase resistance, antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial Stewardship, Infection Control Microbiology, and Women’s and Children’s Microbiology

Marcel is the Director of Microbiology at Austin Health. He is a fellow of the RACP (2000) and RCPA (2002) and completed a MMed in Clinical Epidemiology with an elective in quality and safety in healthcare. Marcel has worked as a Clinical Microbiologist and Infectious Diseases Physician at Nepean Hospital from 2003-2014 where he developed a liaison service with Neonatal intensive care, and oversaw a MRO screening program servicing high risk Clinical wards .

Marcel has developed a number of interests within Microbiology including the epidemiology of gram negative B lactamase resistance, antimicrobial pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, antimicrobial Stewardship, Infection Control Microbiology, and Women’s and Children’s Microbiology. Marcel has an interest in education and training being a tutor for medical students and junior medical officers for more than 10 years, and has been involved as a college examiner for 7 years. He has recently taken up the position of  educational officer for Victoria to develop a centralized training program for Microbiology trainees.

Outside of Microbiology Marcel has interests in healthcare quality and safety being a Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC NSW) quality survey assessor for 5 years, chaired the CEC state AMS committee for 2 years, chaired Nepean and Blue Mountains Local Health District Drug and Therapeutics Committee for 2 years amongst other clinical governance roles.