Dr Shahin Sharifi studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and graduated with his MD degree in 2002. He collaborated with the Iranian National Institute for cancer research for two years and was heavily involved in many large-scale cancer studies. Shahin then entered the area of general practice and worked as a General Practitioner in a rural region of Iran for two years before going to London (United Kingdom) to enter Physician training.
After successfully completing both parts of the MRCP exam in the UK; Shahin migrated to Australia and
continued his training at the Mater Adult hospital, working as a Physician trainee across various medical specialties including Gastrointestinal Medicine, Haematology and Medical Oncology. It was during this period that he decided he wanted to focus more on the diagnostic side of medicine and to follow a career in Anatomical pathology.
In 2009, Shahin commenced training as an Anatomical Pathology registrar at various institutions in Queensland, including: Princess Alexandra Hospital, Gold Coast Hospital, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Mater Adult Hospital, Nambour Hospital, Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology and QML Pathology. This afforded Shahin exposure to a wide range of general and specialised histopathology cases.
Shahin was awarded Fellowship in Anatomical Pathology in 2014 and commenced work at InfinityPATH Pathology shortly after. His special interests include Skin, Urological and Gastrointestinal pathology. His interests outside work include sports (a former basketball player at club level and a fanatic follower of tennis) and music (in particular, Flamenco guitar). He also aims to learn kite surfing and improve in snowboarding in the near future.