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Dr Alexandra Allende



Anatomical Pathology


Cytopathology, Gastrointestinal & hepatic pathology, Histopathology

Special interests

Ocular, head and neck, endocrine, gastrointestinal and skin pathology


Macquarie Park


Dr Alex Allende is a medical graduate of the University of Sydney. Following extensive experience in clinical medicine for several years, with particular interests in ophthalmology and research, she undertook a Doctorate of Philosophy in the discipline of ophthalmology at the University of Sydney, with the support of an NHMRC scholarship. The thesis, incorporating histological and molecular studies into the mechanisms of vascular development in the choroid and retina, inspired her to train in anatomical pathology, which was undertaken primarily at Westmead Hospital, with additional rotations to Nepean Hospital and Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology. Following completion of training, which included teaching, journal publications and conference presentations, she joined the Histopathology Department at Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology. Her knowledge has been developed further by taking part in an observership in Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, by being involved in research in ocular and head and neck pathology and by being actively involved in teaching pathology and ophthalmology registrars, as well as medical students, at the University of Sydney, with appointments at Notre Dame University and Macquarie University.