MBBS PhD FRCPA
Dr. Svetlana Cherepanoff is a Research Affiliate at Save Sight Institute. She is a Staff Specialist at St Vincent’s Hospital, holding an honorary Visiting Medical Officer appointment at Prince of Wales Hospital and is a conjoint Lecturer with the School of Medical Science, University of NSW. After graduating from Medicine at the University of Sydney, she completed her PhD with Dr Shirley Sarks and Professor Mark Gillies, investigating the histopathology and ultrastructure of early age-related macular degeneration. Most of her specialist training in Anatomical Pathology was undertaken at Prince of Wales Hospital, where she was mentored by Dr Roger Crouch.
Svetlana has completed observerships with Dr Ralph Eagle Jnr at Wills Eye Hospital (Philadelphia, USA) and Professor Sarah Coupland at the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre (Liverpool, UK).
As well as collaborative research projects in ophthalmic pathology, her key research interest is in understanding the threshold between normal ageing and age-related macular degeneration. Svetlana is on the RANZCO board of examiners for pathology.
- Cherepanoff S, Killingsworth MC, Zhu M, Nolan T, Hunyor AP, Young S, Hageman GS & Gillies MC. Ultrastructural and clinical evidence of subretinal debris accumulation in macular telangiectasia type 2. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 2012. 96(11): 1404-9
- Cherepanoff S, McMenamin P, Gillies MC, Kettle E & Sarks SH. Bruch’s membrane and choroidal macrophages in early and advanced age-related macular degeneration. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 2010. 94: p. 918-925
- Sarks, S, Cherepanoff, S, Killingsworth, M, and Sarks, J, Relationship of basal laminar deposit and membranous debris to the clinical presentation of early age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 2007. 48(3): p. 968-77.