Dr David Ryan

BEng (Hons), MBBS, FRCPA



Phone number

07 4727 5553

Email: david_ryan@snp.com.au

Special areas of interest:  dermatopathology

Dr David Ryan is a histopathologist at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology's Townsville laboratory. He reports across a broad range of general surgical pathology and has a particular interest in dermatopathology.

Dr Ryan first studied mechanical engineering at the University of Queensland, graduating in 2004 with a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical and Space Engineering. He then went on to study medicine, completing his MBBS at Griffith University in 2009.

He undertook his internship and residency at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital in 2010 and 2011 before going on to train in anatomical pathology at a number of locations throughout south-east Queensland. He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2016.

The Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Townsville laboratory is located within the Mater Private Hospital, Pimlico, and he appreciates the ease of day-to-day contact with surgeons and clinicians and the opportunities this presents for case discussion.

Dr Ryan is an active member of the local medical community and participates in a number of multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs), case discussions and teaching programs.  He performs frozen sections, working closely with surgeons, and he enjoys collaborating with colleagues from other specialities.  Dermatopathology is an area of special interest and he derives particular professional satisfaction in being able to confer and collaborate with the Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Skin Pathology team in Brisbane.

Dr Ryan is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP).