Dr Joe Gatto

Pathologist

Dr Joe Gatto

Dr Joe Gatto is a native Queenslander who has been on the Sunshine Coast since 1996. He completed his medical training at the University of Queensland in 1987 (graduating with first class honours). After time as an intern/house officer and then in general practice he trained in Pathology at major Brisbane teaching hospitals, gaining admission to the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) in 1996.

He then worked as an employed Consultant pathologist in private practice before joining with Dr Tim McNamara to establish the Sunshine Coast’s only independent pathology practice in 2005. Joe's professional interests include all routine chemical and haematologic pathology as well as gastrointestinal and dermatopathology. He is married to Jacinta and has 2 sons Alex and Isaac, and enjoys cycling, reading and playing the guitar in his leisure time.

Dr Tim McNamara

Pathologist

Dr Tim McNamara

Dr Tim McNamara is an adopted Queenslander (ex-Melburnian) who graduated from medical school at the University of Melbourne in 1985. His clinical experience included time as an intern and resident medical officer before training in Pathology in Geelong and Newcastle. After a year as Staff Specialist in Tamworth he moved to Nambour Hospital (1996) where he has been director of Clinical Pathology services. He still works in Pathology Queensland on a part time basis, with the other time working in partnership with Dr Joe Gatto at Coastal Pathology.

As an assessor for NATA and an examiner for the RCPA he has a deep and abiding interest in quality and accreditation in pathology. He is married to Megan and has 2 children, Ben and Caitlin. His personal interests include aviation (holds a private pilot’s licence), surf lifesaving and computers in medicine (holds a Graduate Diploma in Computing).

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