Pathologist In charge - Immunology
Phone: (03) 9244 0286
Dr Katherine Nicholls graduated with a Medical degree from the University of Tasmania, and following several years working in the United Kingdom and in Queensland, she completed her postgraduate training in Clinical Immunology/Allergy and Immunopathology in Australia. She joined Dorevitch Pathology in early 2010 where she is the Head of Immunopathology. She has practiced clinical medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital since 2010 and is Deputy Head of the Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy.
Dr Nicholls is interested in all areas of immunology, with immunodeficiency and autoimmunity being of particular interest. She enjoys the complexity of this specialty and takes a keen interest in clinical teaching, both of basic physician and specialist trainees. Dr Nicholls is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia joint training committee, and is currently an examiner for Immunopathology with the RCPA. She is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy Group, having recently completed her tenure as the Immunology Liaison representative for this group, and is active in clinical research at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.