Professor Anthony Gill
MD, FRCPA, AM

Anthony is Professor of Surgical Pathology at the University of Sydney and chairman of the APGI.  He graduated in medicine from the University of Sydney in 1997 with the Harry J Clayton Memorial Prize for first in the university in Medicine and Clinical Medicine; the Hinder Memorial Prize for first in the university in Surgery and Clinical Surgery; the Robert Scot Skirving Memorial Prize for first in the university in Medicine and Surgery and the Royal North Shore Hospital Medal. He completed his specialty training in surgical pathology (FRCPA) in 2005 and since then has divided his time between diagnostic pathology as a senior staff specialist at Royal North Shore Hospital and medical research. His research has concentrated on translating advances made in the understanding of cancer at the basic science or molecular level into diagnostic tests which can be applied in the routine surgical pathology laboratory on patient biopsy specimens.

He was awarded the prestigious Benjamin Castleman award by the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) as well as the John Loewenthal Medal and a higher doctorate by publication (MD) from the University of Sydney in 2011; the NSW Premier’s Award for Excellence in Translational Cancer Research in 2013, the Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Prize for discovery in Medical Research in 2014, the Ramzi Cotran Young Investigator Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) recognizing a body of the investigative work which has contributed significantly to the diagnosis and understanding of human disease, the Distinguished Pathologist Award from Australasian division of the International Academy of Pathologist in 2021, and the NSW Premier’s Award for Outstanding Cancer Researcher of the Year in 2023.

He has co-authored over 500 highly cited original research publications in addition to numerous invited review articles and book chapters. He was a standing editorial board member of the World Health Organization / International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO/IARC) Blue Book classification of tumours from 2017 to 2023. In 2018 he was appointed a member of the order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday honours list “for significant service to medical research in the field of surgical pathology as an academic, author; adviser, and mentor”.

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