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Dr Craig James




Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Histopathology

Special interests

 Dermatopathology, head and neck pathology, soft tissue pathology and cytopathology


Clinpath Pathology (SA)


Dr Craig James graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1986 and, following internship, completed specialist training in anatomical pathology and cytopathology at the Institute of Medical and Veterinary Science (IMVS), obtaining Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 1992. Further postgraduate training followed in Bristol, United Kingdom, with subsequent consultant pathologist and lecturer/senior lecturer appointments at the IMVS, Flinders Medical Centre and Gribbles Pathology. In 1999, he became a Foundation Partner in Adelaide Pathology Partners and in December 2015, joined Clinpath as part of the merger of the two practices.

Dr James' principal interests are dermatopathology, head and neck pathology, soft tissue pathology, endocrine pathology and cytopathology. He is a current executive member of the Australasian Dermatopathology Society, International Academy of Pathology, International Society of Dermatopathology and the Australian Society of Cytology. Associate Fellowship of the Australian College of Dermatology was awarded in 2004. Dr James is a previous President, Vice-President and Honorary Secretary of the Australasian Dermatopathology Society, a past examiner for the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and a current examiner for the Australasian College of Dermatologists. He has also been on committees responsible for developing guidelines on pathology reporting of melanoma (NHMRC), synoptic reporting of melanoma (RCPA) and protocols for cutting up skin pathology specimens (RCPA). Teaching is an ongoing passion, with weekly tutorials on dermatopathology for dermatology trainees since 1992, additional educational sessions for general practitioners and plastic surgeons in dermatopathology.