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Adj. Prof. Annabelle Farnsworth AM

MBBS (Hons), FRCPA, FIAC, Dip Cytopath (RCPA), RANZCOG (Hon)

Managerial responsibilities

Chief Medical Officer – Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology
Director – Cytopathology and GynaePath


Anatomical Pathology, Executive


Cytopathology, Gynaecological Pathology

Special interests

Gynaecological pathology and cytopathology


Macquarie Park


Adjunct Professor Annabelle Farnsworth graduated with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney and trained as an anatomical pathologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. For a number of years, she was Director of Anatomical Pathology at the Royal Hospital for Women, Paddington, before joining the Douglass Practice in 1995. Prof. Farnsworth is a specialist gynaecological histopathologist and cytopathologist and is Director of GynaePath at Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology (DHM). She is well known throughout Australia and internationally for her contributions to cytology and gynaecological pathology. Prof. Farnsworth is a past President of the Australian Society of Cytology, past president of the Australian Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology and a past member of the Executive Committee of the International Academy of Cytology. Presently, she is Head of Pathology at the School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame. Prof. Farnsworth has published extensively in the area of gynaecological cytology and pathology and has a particular interest in quality standards and screening. In 2013, she was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. In the 2023 Australia Day Honours, Prof. Farnsworth was appointed Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia in recognition of her services to medicine and to women’s health, a well-deserved acknowledgment of her distinguished career, dedicated to the prevention and early detection of gynaecological malignancies. Prof. Farnsworth is the Chief Medical Officer at DHM, a position she has held since 2000. In this capacity, she is more than happy to assist doctors with any enquiries relating to the practice.