Dr Jason Smith

MBBS (Hons), FRCPA, FRACGP

Specialty

Anatomical Pathologist, Histopathology

Phone number

07 5507 9777

Email: jason_smith@snp.com.au

Special Interests: Urology, Breast, Gastrointestinal and Skin Pathology

Dr Jason Smith is an anatomical pathologist based at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology's John Flynn Hospital laboratory, Tugun. Working in a large private hospital, with a catchment that encompasses the populations of the Gold Coast, Tweed Coast and Northern Rivers, he has expertise in a broad range of pathology.

Dr Smith graduated with Honours from The University of Queensland in 1994 and completed his internship at Ipswich Hospital. His early medical career was in general practice, working in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales, and he gained Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2005.

Having developed a keen interest in pathology early in his medical career, he made the decision to undertake training in anatomical pathology. In 2008, he began training at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology in Brisbane followed by terms in other metropolitan and regional laboratories. Dr Smith gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in early 2013. He joined Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology's Tugun laboratory that same year.

Dr Smith reports on a broad range of specimens, including urological, gastrointestinal, dermatological and breast malignancies. He performs frozen sections, working closely with surgeons, and attends those procedures in the radiology department and the medical centre's collection rooms that require a pathologist. He is an active participant in the many regular multidisciplinary clinical meetings with colleagues in other specialities held to review and discuss cases, and he strongly believes that close working relationships are essential in providing high standards of patient care. Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology is especially active in these meetings and the practice's location in the hospital is an important advantage in facilitating day-to-day contact between pathologists and clinicians in the ongoing support of patient treatment and management.

Similarly, Dr Smith is strongly committed to the provision of quality regional pathology services and his experience in general practice gives him insight into the broader clinical aspects of diagnosis and ongoing patient care. He is a regular participant in continuing education activities, attending conferences both nationally and internationally. He also takes an active role in advancing the broader aspects of pathology as a member of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia's Anatomical Pathology advisory committee.