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Prof James Kench

Prof James Kench

Local Pathology Director, Sydney (RPA Hospital, Camperdown)

Gadigal, Eora. Prof James Kench

Prof Kench is the Local Pathol­o­gy Direc­tor of Syd­ney Local Health Dis­trict, based at Roy­al Prince Alfred Hos­pi­tal. He was the Depart­ment Head of NSW Health Pathol­o­gy’s Tis­sue Pathol­o­gy and Diag­nos­tic Oncol­o­gy Depart­ment at Roy­al Prince Alfred Hos­pi­tal from 2009 ‑2022. He has nation­al­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly recog­nised sub­spe­cial­ty exper­tise in pro­sta­t­ic, pan­cre­at­ic, hepat­ic and gas­troin­testi­nal pathol­o­gy. Prof Kench has pub­lished over 160 peer reviewed jour­nal arti­cles, includ­ing in jour­nals such as Nature, JNCI, Can­cer Cell, Jour­nal of Clin­i­cal Oncol­o­gy etc, plus 8 books and book chap­ters, with >13,000 cita­tions. In his spare time James likes to pur­sue his inter­ests in Roman his­to­ry, cul­ture and trav­el. He is a crick­et trag­ic and can be found at Moore Park in the first week of every year.


Anatomical Pathology Research


Anatomical Pathology

Our anatomical pathologists examine tissue and cells taken from patients to diagnose a wide variety of diseases, including cancer.


Every day, our NSW Health Pathology colleagues take part in innovative research to improve public health and safety.

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