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Dr Marcella Roman


Managerial responsibilities

Director - Penrith and Mildura Laboratories


Anatomical Pathology


Cytopathology, Gastrointestinal & hepatic pathology, Histopathology

Special interests

Fine needle aspiration cytopathology, breast pathology, skin (tumour) pathology and gastrointestinal pathology


Mildura, Penrith


Dr Marcella Roman came to Australia from Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) at the age of 13. She is a graduate of the University of Sydney (having been a student at Royal North Shore and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals). Dr Roman spent a short time as a family medicine trainee at Hornsby Hospital before discovering pathology. She completed her pathology training at St George and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals. Dr Roman has been with Barratt & Smith Pathology (now Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology) since 1987, except for a short break in 1992–1993, when she spent six months working in Sweden.

She is the Laboratory Director of the Penrith Laboratory and also looks after the Mildura Laboratory. Her role predominantly encompasses histopathology and cytopathology. Dr Roman performs bone marrow biopsies and supervises the FNA clinic and the venesections at the Penrith Laboratory. She is also available for general case discussion in biochemistry and haematology.

Dr Roman is a pathology tutor with the Mildura Regional Clinical School, Monash University, and a part-time pathology tutor at the Nepean Hospital University of Sydney Medical School. She regularly attends the breast, lung, urology and endocrine oncology multidisciplinary meetings at Nepean Hospital. Dr Roman has a special interest in performing fine needle aspirations, especially breast lumps, thyroid nodules, subcutaneous masses and lymph nodes.