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Dr Shaun Donovan




Cytopathology, Histopathology

Special interests

Gastrointestinal pathology, cytopathology, neuropathology and dermatopathology


Hobart Pathology (TAS), Launceston Pathology (TAS), North West Pathology (TAS)


Dr Shaun Donovan is a graduate of the University of Tasmania and trained in Anatomical Pathology at both the Royal Hobart Hospital and St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne. He has previously been employed as a part-time staff specialist in the Pathology Department of the Royal Hobart Hospital and has worked as a Consultant Pathologist at Hobart Pathology since 2001 in all areas of histopathology and cytopathology.

Dr Donovan commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer of Diagnostic Services in March 2017. He has had a long association with the University of Tasmania medical undergraduate course, providing lectures and tutorials in gastrointestinal, breast, liver and male genitourinary pathology.

In addition to his CEO duties he is the State Supervising Anatomical Pathologist for Diagnostic Services. He maintains a clinical workload reporting the full spectrum of histopathology and cytopathology and providing many pathology review meetings for referring doctors in addition to his administrative role.