Dr Heather Cain

MBBS, FRCPA, MAACB, Grad Cert Clin Edu


Clinical Chemistry

Phone number

08 8366 2063

Email: hcain@clinpath.com.au

Special interests:  Medical education, diagnostic errors in medicine, protein abnormalities

After graduating from the University of Adelaide with my basic medical degree, I trained in Chemical Pathology under the supervision of Dr Peter Pannall, a world renowned author and educationalist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woodville. Once qualified my first position as a Chemical Pathologist was based at the Kent Town Clinpath Pathology Laboratory, working with a well-known author and mentor Dr Noel Walmsley. I have spent the last almost 30 years working in both the public and private pathology systems in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Having been invited, recently, to join the Clinpath Pathology fold, I feel as if I have returned home. The underlying ethos and medical direction of this medical practice remains unchanged, though the building layout is very different. I feel privileged to be able to return to my roots and be part of a quality medical service, working towards the best outcome for each patient.

I have until recently been the pathology representative on AMA (SA) council, and have served on state branches of both the AACB and the RCPA. I continue to be actively involved in laboratory accreditation through the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA).

Memberships:  The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, Australasian Association of Clinical Biochemistry, Australian Institute of Medical Scientists, American Association of Clinical Chemistry, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, Australian Medical Association (RCPA, AACB, AIMS, AACC, SIDM, AMA).