Dr Michelle Alizart

BSc (Biomed), MBBS (Hons), FRCPA

Specialty

Breast Pathology, Cytopathology, Gynaecological Histopathology

Phone number

07 3377 8456

Email: michelle_alizart@snp.com.au

Special interests: breast pathology, gynaecological histopathology, cytopathology

Dr Michelle Alizart is a histopathologist at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane where she specialises in breast pathology, gynaecological histopathology and cytopathology.

After graduating with a Bsc (Biomed) in 1997, Dr Alizart worked as a scientist in medical research into Gullian-Bare syndrome at the University of Queensland's Department of Medicine at the Royal Brisbane Women's and Children's Hospital. She went on to train in medicine at The University of Queensland, graduating with MBBS (Hons) in 2005.  Then, pursuing an interest in pathology, she undertook specialist training in anatomical pathology at various institutions across Queensland, including The Princess Alexandra Hospital, The Royal Brisbane Women's and Children's Hospital, and the Prince Charles Hospital. In 2011, she completed a research post at the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR) under Professor Sunil Lakhani and has since worked as a consultant histopathologist in the private sector.

Dr Alizart developed an interest in women's health early in her medical training. This was consolidated by her years of training at the RBWH, where breast and gynaecological pathology were paramount. Her subsequent work within the private sector has further allowed her to gain further depth of experience in these subspecialties.  For the past two years, she has also been actively involved in education regarding the Renewal of the National Cervical Screening Program, including writing articles, speaking at conferences and conducting GP education seminars.

In her work with SNP, Dr Alizart is actively involved in breast and gynaecological multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) and enjoys collaborating with colleagues from other specialities. She derives special professional satisfaction from the problem-solving nature of pathology and notes that often the pieces of the diagnostic puzzle fit together only after collaboration with colleagues.