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Professor Stan McCarthy AO

Professor stan McCarthy is the senior consultant pathologist in melanocytic pathology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He has been associated with the Institute since the SMU was formed at Sydney Hospital in the 1960s.

Professor McCarthy is an internationally renowned melanoma pathologist who receives over 1,000 cases from around the world each year for his opinion. He is also an international speaker, has collaborated extensively with international colleagues and has published numerous articles on melanocytic lesions.

He was awarded an officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1996 for his work on melanoma and cancer pathology.

Professor Richard Scolyer
Professor Richard Scolyer

Professor Richard Scolyer is a medical graduate of the University of Tasmania (BMedSci, MBBS). After completing clinical training in Australia and overseas, he undertook pathology training at the Canberra Hospital and at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital leading to Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Professor Scolyer is currently Consultant Pathologist and Co-Director of Research, Melanoma Institute Australia; Senior Staff Specialist, Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney; and Clinical Professor, The University of Sydney. He has been working with the Melanoma Institute Australia (formerly the Sydney Melanoma Unit) since 1998.

Professor Scolyer is a surgical pathologist and cytopathologist with special interests in melanocytic pathology, teaching, education and translational research (particularly in the field of melanoma). He has presented on more than 150 occasions at conferences throughout the world, and is a co-author of more than 250 articles and book chapters on melanocytic pathology and related research. In 2006, Professor Scolyer was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine by The University of Sydney for his thesis of publications on melanocytic pathology. He received a NSW Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research in 2009 and 2012. He is also an editorial board member of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology and Senior Associate Editor of Pathology. Together with other investigators from Melanoma Institute Australia, he a chief investigator on 5 year program grants from both the NHMRC and CINSW which were each renewed in 2010.


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