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Dr Samantha Sundercombe

MBBS (Hons), BSc (Adv), FRCPA (Genetics)

Departments

Genetics

Specialties

Genetic Pathology

Special interests

Reproductive genomics, cancer genetics, massively parallel sequencing

Locations

Macquarie Park

Biography

Dr Samantha Sundercombe graduated with First Class Honours in Medicine from the University of Sydney, as well as a Bachelor of Advanced Science, majoring in Genetics. She trained as a Genetic Pathologist at NSW Health Pathology (Prince of Wales and Royal Prince Alfred Hospitals) and Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology (DHM). Passionate about women’s health, Dr Sundercombe worked in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Liverpool Hospital and the Royal Hospital for Women in Sydney, prior to her pathology training. She joined DHM in 2022.

Actively involved in genetic pathology at the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), she was the 2021–2022 RCPA Genetics Trainee Representative and also a member of the RCPA Genetics Advisory Committee. Dr Sundercombe has published and presented research on the translation of genetic testing into clinical practice. She won the RCPA Quality Assurance Program trainee poster prize for a presentation about the implementation of high throughput exome sequencing.

Dr Sundercombe is interested in all aspects of genetics and is more than happy to assist doctors with any enquiries relating to genetic testing.

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