Associate Professor Svetlana Cherepanoff

Associate Professor Svetlana Cherepanoff

Conjoint Senior Lecturer


Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

A/Prof Svetlana Cherepanoff is staff specialist Anatomical Pathologist at St Vincent's Hospital and Ophthalmic Pathology Research Group Lead at St Vincent's Clinical School, UNSW.

MBBS University of Sydney (1998)
PhD University of Sydney (2008)

Anatomical pathology training
Westmead Hospital
Prince of Wales Hospital

Royal College of Pathologists, Australasia (2013)

Observerships (Ophthalmic Pathology)
2013: Professor Ralph Eagle Jnr. Wills Eye Hospital
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA)
2014: Professor Sarah Coupland. Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre
(Liverpool, UK).
2015: Professor Hans Grossniklaus. Emory University
(Atlanta, Georgia, USA)
2016: Professor Steffen Heegaard. University of Copenhagen
(Copenhagen, Denmark)

International Academy of Pathology
Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
International Society of Ocular Oncology

Public Impact
Royal Australian & New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, board of examiners (pathology)
Chapter author, WHO Classification of Tumours of the Eye (4th Edition). International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Established RCPA Roger Crouch Prize in Ophthalmic Pathology
Convenor, Eye Companion Meeting, (IAP 2016, 2017)
Convenor, Ocular Oncology Symposia Series (2015, 2016)
Co-author, Ocular Melanoma Clinical Guidelines 2018, Cancer Council Australia

Anatomical Pathology, Sydpath St Vincent's Hospital 390 Victoria St Darlinghurst NSW 2010

The Ophthalmic Pathology Research Group has two main research themes:

  1. Health, ageing and disease in the human retina.
  2. Ocular Oncology.

Research opportunities are available for the following student groups:

Independent Learning Project, UNSW Medicine

Honours Year - UNSW Biomedical Science

Research Project - UNSW MOptom

Masters by Research