Dr Graham Adkins
|Gastrointestinal, head and neck pathology, oral histopathology|
(07) 3377 8656
Dr Graham Adkins is one of Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology's most senior histopathologists and known for his expertise in head and neck pathology. He also provides services in gastrointestinal and oral pathology.
Dr Adkins trained in anatomical pathology at The Royal Brisbane Hospital and Princess Alexandra Hospital before joining the practice in 1987, the year he was granted Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia.
His first interest was cardiovascular pathology but on joining SNP he moved into gastrointestinal pathology, gradually taking over reporting responsibilities from Dr Nicolaides. He developed a special interest in head and neck pathology at a time when few people were specialising in the area. His father had taught oral pathology and through this he could see there was a need to provide a specialist service to general and ENT surgeons.
Dr Adkins was for many years involved in the training of medical students and registrars with visiting appointments at The University of Queensland and The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. More recently, his involvement in training has been on an informal basis as registrars rotate through SNP.
Now working part-time, he continues to provide accurate, concise and timely reports to referring clinicians, and to mentor the trainee registrars and junior pathologists at SNP through the provision of teaching cases and advice regarding the writing of reports and delivery of service.