Dr Rachael Chambers

BSc (Biomed), MBBS, FRCPA

Special Practice Responsibilities
Supervisor Dissection Room
Pathologists’ Liaison – updates and improvements to manuals and processes

Specialty

Dermatopathology, Endocrine Histopathology, Gastrointestinal, Histopathology

Phone number

07 3377 8571

Email: rachael_chambers@snp.com.au

Special interests: Gastrointestinal pathology, endocrine pathology, neuropathology, cytopathology and dermatopathology

Dr Rachael Chambers is a histopathologist based at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane. A graduate of The University of Queensland, with a BSc (biomed) in 2000 and MBBS in 2004, she went on to train in anatomical pathology at The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital and worked in various laboratories in South East Queensland. She gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2012 and joined Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology in January 2013.

Dr Chambers' main areas of work are gastrointestinal pathology, endocrine pathology, neuropathology and dermatopathology. She performs frozen sections in both endocrine pathology and neuropathology. She undertakes (non-gynaecological) cytopathology investigations with a focus on thyroid, pancreatic and GIT specimens. She also provides consultation / second opinions in GIT, endocrine and neuropathology.

As supervisor of the SNP dissection room, she is responsible for quality activities in this area and runs a monthly meeting to update and improve dissection. She is the liaison for pathologists within the practice for updating manuals and improving performances. She is also involved in IT development and has been involved in the testing of the reporting Graphic User Interface (GUI) and image-enhanced reporting software.

Dr Chambers is a member of the Gastroenterological Society of Queensland. She has published on a number of topics relating to her fields of interest and along with other SNP colleagues, is involved in a thyroid research study in collaboration with QIMR.

As a registrar, she spent six months working in teaching and research at UQCCR under Prof Sunil Lakhani. There, she had teaching responsibilities for medical students and was actively involved in curriculum, teaching and assessment for the pathology aspect of the graduate medical course. She also taught medical students throughout her registrar training.

Dr Chambers is passionate about providing the highest standards of service to referrers and patients and believes a full-service multidisciplinary practice that allows for a co-ordinated team approach can best deliver it.