Dr Diane Cominos

MBBS (Hons 1st Class) FRCPA Dip Cytopath


Anatomical Pathologist

Phone number

07 3377 8509

Email: Diane_Cominos@snp.com.au

Special interests: Breast histopathology, Cytopathology, Gynaecological histopathology

Dr Diane Cominos is a consultant histopathologist specialising in breast and gynaecological histopathology and cytology at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology's main laboratory in Brisbane.

Dr Cominos graduated with First Class Honours in Medicine from the University of Queensland in 1987. She undertook an internship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital before going on to train in anatomical pathology at The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.  Her interest in pathology developed during her studies at UQ Medical School, influenced by the then Head of Pathology, Professor John Kerr and the many other older, senior professors whose passion for pathology was undimmed after many years in the field.

She was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in December 1994 and joined Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology early in 1995. With a long-standing interest in women's health she took up a position with the breast pathology, gynaecological histopathology and cytology team. She completed a post-fellowship Diploma in Cytopathology in 1998. She has memberships of the Australasian Society of Breast Disease, Australian Society of Cytology, and the International Academy of Cytology.

Dr Cominos reports across all aspects of breast pathology, gynaecological histopathology and cytology including cytological investigations associated with cervical screening. She participates with colleagues in regular breast and gynaecology multidisciplinary team meetings at the Holy Spirit Northside, Mater, Wesley and Royal Brisbane and Women's hospitals and gains satisfaction from the continual challenges thrown up by the changes and advancements occurring in the field of women's health.

Dr Cominos enjoys the collegiate nature of the Histopathology Department's women's health team and considers herself fortunate to work with such a dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable group of people who are all passionate about what they do.