Associate Professor Svetlana Cherepanoff

Anatomical Pathology, Cytopathology & Histopathology Department

Dr Svetlana Cherepanoff

Associate Professor Svetlana Cherepanoff MBBS, PhD, FRCPA, is a staff specialist anatomical pathologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and a University of NSW academic (St Vincent’s Clinical School). She is passionately committed to eye histopathology and cytopathology. She leads the Ocular Oncology Multidisciplinary Team as well as the Ophthalmic Pathology Research Group at St Vincent’s Translational Research Centre. She established and co-directs the Sarks Digital Archive, the world’s most significant clinicopathological archive of age-related macular degeneration.

Ass. Prof. Svetlana Cherepanoff holds a MBBS and a PhD from the University of Sydney. She has had Anatomical pathology training at Westmead Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital. She is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, Australasia (2013). Hey observerships in Ophthalmic Pathology include Professor Ralph Eagle Jnr. at the Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (2013), Professor Sarah Coupland at the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre, Liverpool, UK (2014), Professor Hans Grossniklaus at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (2015) and Professor Steffen Heegaard at the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2016).

Her memberships include the Australasian Ocular Melanoma Alliance, the International Academy of Pathology, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the International Society of Ocular Oncology. Some of her greatest achievements are establishing Australasia’s first Ocular Oncology Multidisciplinary Team Meeting, Sarks Digital Archive, Shirley & John Sarks Fellowships (Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists) and the RCPA Roger Crouch Prize in Ophthalmic Pathology. She is a member of the RANZCO board of examiners (Pathology; 2014-2020) and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. She is also the chapter author for the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Eye (4th Edition) and the Co-author of the Ocular Melanoma Clinical Guidelines 2018, Cancer Council Australia.

Contact A/Prof Cherepanoff for Ophthalmic pathology services available at SydPath, second opinion ophthalmic pathology referrals and Ocular Oncology MDT referrals.