Dr Chris Dow MBBS B Med Sci FRCPA


Phone: (03) 8345 6581
Email: chris.dow@dorevitch.com.au


Dr Chris Dow is a specialist histopathologist and cytopathologist. He graduated from Monash University Medical School with honours, during which time he obtained a BMedSci at Monash University, his research identifying the major autoantigen in autoimmune gastritis by immunoblotting. He acquired his FRCPA in Anatomical Pathology and Cytopathology in 1993 at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, with prior registrar training at the Austin and Box Hill Hospitals.

Dr Dow joined Dorevitch Pathology in 2011 at the Western Health laboratory after an extended period as a public hospital pathologist at the Royal Melbourne and Western Hospitals; with a concurrent academic appointment at the University of Melbourne.

His experience includes the breadth of oncological and non-neoplastic pathology within the teaching hospital setting and he has particular interests in gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, lymphoma and breast pathology. Dr Dow also maintains an active interest in basic molecular and cell biology research and its translation into diagnostic testing and therapeutics. He has co-authored many journal publications, principally in the field of gastrointestinal pathology.