Dr Peta Fairweather

MBBS (Hons 1st Class), FRCPA

Special Practice Responsibilities
Pathologist-in-Charge, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Greenslopes Private Hospital

Specialty

Breast Pathology, Cytopathology, Gynaecological Histopathology, Histopathology

Phone number

07 3421 4404

Email: peta_fairweather@snp.com.au

Dr Peta Fairweather graduated from the University of Queensland in 1998 with first class honours. She had broad interests in medicine and surgery and entered training in anatomical pathology in 2001 following an extensive clinical residency. She trained in a number of locations across South East Queensland with areas including forensic pathology, perinatal pathology, cytology and general anatomical pathology. She gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2006.

Dr Fairweather is based at the Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Greenslopes laboratory where she is the Pathologist-in-Charge. She has a special interest in breast pathology, gynaecological pathology and cytology. She works closely with the clinicians on site and performs a large number of intraoperative assessments (frozen sections). She has memberships of the Australasian Society of Breast Disease, Australian Society of Cytology and the International Academy of Cytology. She is an active member of her local medical community and participates in a fortnightly breast multidisciplinary meeting with Greenslopes colleagues.

Dr Fairweather has presented at state and national meetings and has been actively involved in educating GPs about the new cervical screening program. She is also involved in a study with Dr Chris Maher on the topic of vaginal mesh and the presence of actinomyces.

She is proud to have completed her training in Process Communication Management (PCM) under Werner Naef and Kris Kerr and strives to utilise this highly effective communication tool to improve her interactions at work and in her personal life.

She serves on the Medical Advisory Committee for Greenslopes Private Hospital and has previously served on the Queensland committee reference group for the Cervical Screening Program Update. She actively participates in the training of registrars, in both anatomical pathology and gynaecological oncology.

In her 'spare time' she spends quality time with her family and enjoys cooking, pilates and yoga.