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Dr Oana Crainic



Anatomical Pathology


Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Histopathology

Special interests

Dermatopathology, including melanocytic pathology and inflammatory conditions of the skin, haematopathology - lymphoma diagnosis, gynaecological pathology and cytopathology


Macquarie Park


Dr Oana Crainic graduated from medicine at the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj Napoca, Romania. After spending eight years in clinical medicine, including dermatology, in both Romania and New Zealand, she completed her postgraduate training in anatomical pathology in Christchurch, New Zealand, and the Melanoma Institute of Australia. She obtained Fellowship from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2013. Dr Crainic developed a special interest in dermatopathology with emphasis in melanocytic pathology and completed a Fellowship at the Melanoma Institute of Australia. She was a Staff Specialist in the Department of Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for two years, before joining Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology in May 2015. In 2016, she received International Board Certification in Dermatopathology under the auspices of the International Committee for Dermatopathology (ICDP/UEMS).

Dr Crainic has a broad range of interests in surgical pathology, with special interests in dermatopathology, haematolymphoid pathology and gynaecological pathology, as well as cytopathology. She has expertise in biopsies for alopecia and direct immunofluorescence. She is also involved in a variety of teaching activities for medical students, pathology and dermatology registrars.