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A/Prof. Nirmala Pathmanathan
Nirmala Pathmanathan Speciality: Service Director for WBCI, Director of BreastScreen Sydney West and Senior Staff Specialist in Anatomical Pathology
Westmead Breast Cancer Institute
PO Box 143

Short Biography:
Associate Professor Nirmala Pathmanathan is the Service Director of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute in Sydney, and a Senior Staff Specialist, Anatomical Pathologist, at the Institute of Clinical Pathology and Medical Research at Westmead Hospital. She has also worked as a Senior Research Fellow at Westmead Millennium Institute in Breast Cancer Research. She is the Designated/Lead Pathologist for BreastScreen, Sydney West.

A/Prof Pathmanathan has lectured extensively locally and internationally in the field of breast cancer and has published a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals. She is the recipient and chief investigator in several grant funded research projects including the Breast Cancer Tumour Bank in Sydney. 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, she 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 of Breast Disease and is a Clinical Advisory Board member for BreastScreen Australia.

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