Andrew Field, MBBS(Hons), FRCPA, FIAC DipCytopath (RCPA)

Deputy Director and senior consultant Department of Tissue and Molecular Pathology, St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney

Vice President of the IAC, Co-Chair Education and QA Committee IAC

Andrew Field

Dr. Andrew Field graduated from medicine at University of New South Wales in 1978, completed his FRCPA anatomical pathology training in 1985, and then pursued further training in cytopathology at John Hopkins, Karolinska and Flinders Hospitals. He has been in leadership roles in cytopathology nationally and internationally and is current vice president of the International Academy of Cytology and serves on the IAC Task Force for promoting education and professional development in cytology in developing countries. One of his crucial roles from 2013 onwards is establishing cytology tutorials, two per year, in developing countries (He has personally organized and taught at 14 sessions in 7 countries since 2007).

He is committed to fostering the development of cytopathology in the developing world. Cytology generally but particularly FNB which offers a rapid, outpatient, inexpensive and accurate biopsy technique with minimal infrastructure requirements, is crucial in the development and delivery of pathology diagnostic services in the developing world. Cytology services run by trained pathologists can have an immediate cost effective impact on diagnostic services, particularly in the battle against cervical and breast cancer. His major diagnostic, teaching, publication, writing and research interests are in FNB cytology, infectious diseases including AIDS, and gastrointestinal surgical pathology. In 2011, he received the Papanicolaou Society Award for Interventional Cytopathologist of the Year.