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Dr Natalie Dixon

BEcon BA MBBS(Hons 1st class) FRCPA IBCD

Anatomical Pathology


Dermatopathology, Gastrointestinal




Dr Natalie Dixon graduated in Medicine with First Class Honours from The University of Queensland in 2004 and subsequently completed her training in anatomical pathology at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2011. She commenced as a consultant pathologist for Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology in mid-2013 and became the Pathologist-in-Charge of the SNP Cairns laboratory in late-2016. A position she held until joining Capital Pathology in August 2021.  During her time in the Cairns region, Dr Dixon was a committed medical educator. She held the position of senior lecturer at James Cook University Medical School for eight years, giving pathology lectures on a fortnightly basis. She also established a weekly dermatopathology education program for rotating dermatology registrars.

In 2019, Dr Dixon was awarded the prestigious International Board Certificate in Dermatopathology by the International Committee for Dermatopathology (ICDP) and the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). Just 35 applicants worldwide are accepted each year to sit the stringent, three-part examination.

Dr Dixon joined Capital Pathology in 2021 and her special areas of interest include gastrointestinal pathology, dermatopathology and medical education.  She continues her strong commitment to the ‘pay-it-forward’ principle in medicine and holds regular dermatopathology training sessions for dermatology registrars. She also participates in a number of multidisciplinary meetings in Canberra.

Dr Dixon is a member of the Australasian Dermatopathology Society, the Australasian Gastrointestinal Pathology Society and Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology and regularly attends national and international dermatopathology and gastrointestinal pathology conferences.