A/Prof. Andrew Ryan


A/Prof. Andrew Ryan graduated from Monash University (Hons.) in 1996. After gaining valuable clinical experience, he undertook Anatomical Pathology training at Monash Medical Centre and the Alfred Hospital, before joining TissuPath. 

Andrew has interest and expertise in urological, gastrointestinal, ENT and skin pathology, and is involved in prostate, kidney, gastro, and melanoma research.

Andrew is involved in numerous clinical multidisciplinary team meetings and is a member of the Pan Prostate Cancer Group of the International Cancer Genome Consortium, and the Melbourne Urological Research Alliance (MURAL). He holds an adjunct clinical Associate Professor position in the Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Faculty of School of Medicine and Nursing at Monash University, and works closely with the Prostate Cancer Research Group. He is an associated member of the International Society of Urological Pathologists (ISUP) and Genitourinary Pathology Society (GUPS).

Outside of TissuPath, Andrew dedicates time to his family, his beloved garden, reading, and developing his amateur guitar and piano skills.

Dr. Sam Norden


Dr. Sam Norden is a graduate of the University of Melbourne. He trained as an anatomical pathologist in Victoria at the Geelong, Austin, and St. Vincent’s Hospitals.

Following training Sam joined Tissupath, working closely with A/Prof. John Pedersen. Sam’s areas of interest and expertise include uropathology, neoplastic skin pathology, and gastrointestinal pathology.

Dr. Tim Nottle


Dr. Tim Nottle trained in histopathology at the Geelong and Box Hill Hospitals after graduating from the University of Melbourne. He has undertaken specialist training in urological pathology under the guidance of renowned experts A/Prof. John Pedersen and Prof. Ronnie Cohen.

His other major interests include breast and gastrointestinal pathology. Tim is a mad Carlton fan, online gamer and long-distance runner.

Dr. Vivek Rathi


Dr. Vivek Rathi is an Anatomical Pathologist and RCPA certified Molecular Pathologist. After completing his junior medical officer years at Eastern Health and Monash Health, Vivek joined Anatomical Pathology registrar training in 2007 and rotated through the Austin Hospital and The Royal Melbourne Hospital for the next five years.

After obtaining his RCPA Fellowship in 2012, Vivek worked as a Staff Specialist at St. Vincent’s Hospital up to 2020. Besides his role as an Anatomical Pathologist, Vivek was instrumental in establishing and running a clinical genomics laboratory within the Anatomical Pathology Department at St. Vincent’s. He then joined Monash Health in 2020 as the Unit Head of the Department of Genomics before joining TissuPath in 2022.

Dr. Helene Yilmaz


Dr. Helene Yilmaz is a graduate of the University of NSW and a fellow of the RCPA. Helene has been working as a consultant anatomical pathologist since 2013 with a major interest in uropathology.


Following training, Helene completed a Genitourinary Pathology Preceptorship at Cleveland Clinic (USA) in 2017, and has worked at Douglass Hanly Moir and Histopath, both based in Sydney.


Dr. Behzad Faghani

md, frcpa

Dr. Behzad Faghani graduated from Golestan University of Medical Sciences (Iran) in 2004. He began specialist training in pathology at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (Iran) in 2006 and obtained his qualification in 2010. Behzad practiced as a pathologist in public hospitals and private laboratories – including his own laboratory – in Iran from 2010 to 2019.

Behzad moved to Darwin in 2019 to undertake training in anatomical pathology and obtained his fellowship from the RCPA in 2022. He later joined Launceston General Hospital and worked as a staff specialist, participating in all aspects of histopathology and cytology until he joined TissuPath in 2023. Behzad’s major interests include breast pathology, uropathology, and GI pathology.

Dr. Alpha Tsui


After obtaining his RCPA fellowship Dr. Alpha Tsui was appointed as anatomical pathologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in 2003. He sub-specialised in respiratory / cardiothoracic pathology, neuropathology, haematolymphoid pathology, and non-gynecologic cytology. 

Alpha has co-authored numerous publications, has written non-gynae cytology modules for the college, has served on the RCPA general QAP committee, and has been a college examiner. He has given talks at national and international conferences and has set up cytology workshops for trainees.


With over 20 years’ experience, Alpha joined TissuPath in 2023 with major interests in non-gynae cytology, cardiothoracic pathology, and haematolymphoid pathology.

Dr. Richard Standish

MBBS, frcPath (uk), affiliate rcpa

Dr. Richard Standish is an MBBS graduate of the University of Melbourne and trained as an anatomical pathologist at the Royal Free Hospital in London (UK), where he also enjoyed student teaching and undertook research into the image analysis measurement of liver fibrosis.

Following his return to Australia, Richard worked as a pathologist at the Geelong and Austin Hospitals and was the inaugural Coordinator of Pathology Studies in the School of Medicine at Deakin University, before joining TissuPath in 2023.

His major areas of interest are GI and liver pathology.

Richard is currently an Affiliate Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at Deakin University, and has been a supervisor of pathology trainees and standard setter for the RCPA Basic Pathological Sciences examination. He has also been a member of various committees, the Chair of the RCPA QAP Gastrointestinal Module Committee, and the President of the Australasian Gastrointestinal Pathology Society.

Away from work, Richard enjoys family, cooking, choral singing, and skiing – volunteering as a guide and trainer in adaptive snowsports with Disabled Wintersport Australia.

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