Dr Karina Aivazian

Anatomical Pathology, Cytopathology & Histopathology Department

Karina Aivazian

Dr Karina Aivazian obtained her medical degree from the University of Sydney in 2011. After completing her junior clinical year at Nepean Hospital, she embarked on Anatomical Pathology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, attaining fellowship with the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2019. Rotations during training included Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Department of Neuropathology at RPA Hospital, and the Department of Forensic Medicine, Glebe. From 2019 to 2021, Dr Aivazian undertook the Deborah and John McMurtrie Cancer Pathology Fellowship at Melanoma Institute Australia, under the guidance of Prof Richard Scolyer. During this time, she participated in several research projects, resulting in a number of peer-reviewed publications. Her work on histological regression in melanoma was awarded the Physician-in-Training Prize at the American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Scientific Meeting in 2020.

Dr Aivazian joined St Vincent’s Hospital as a Staff Specialist in 2021. She has a strong interest in melanocytic and inflammatory dermatopathology, with particular emphasis on clinicopathological correlation. Other subspecialty interests include urological, ocular, and medical renal pathology, as well as registrar teaching.