Dr Kris Kerr
MBBS(Hons 1st Class) FRCPA
|Histopathology, breast pathology, uropathology, cytopathology|
(07) 3377 8330
|Special practice responsibilities|
In-house trainer of the Process Communications Model
Dr Kris Kerr is a histopathologist at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology, Brisbane. He graduated from The University of Queensland with First Class Honours in 1996 and undertook specialist training in anatomical pathology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, The Royal Brisbane Hospital, Prince Charles Hospital, and SNP. He gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australia in 2004.
He has subspecialty interests in uropathology, cytopathology, breast pathology, lymph node pathology and endocrine pathology. He has memberships of the International Society of Urologic Pathology and the Australian Society of Cytology. Dr Kerr has presented at state and national meetings and is an active member of the local medical community enjoying multidisciplinary collaboration with his colleagues from other specialities. He is published on a number of topics relating to his fields of interest and along with other SNP colleagues, is involved in a thyroid research study in collaboration with QIMR.
He is a skilled communicator and plays a key training role within the practice of fostering effective internal communications through the Process Communication Model. This is a validated method of identifying and understanding communication dynamics.
Dr Kerr has served on the Australian Government's National Pathology Accreditation Committee (Anatomical Pathology dissection) and out of working hours, takes time to train pathology registrars, urology registrars and radiation oncology registrars for their exam preparation.
When not in the lab, Dr Kerr is in demand as an accomplished pianist and performer. In 2016, he used long-service leave to perform as a lead guest tap-dance artist with Queensland Ballet in its production of Strictly Gershwin, for which he received an Australian Dance Awards Longlist nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer. In 2018, he reprised this role in Strictly Gershwin for the US premiere.