Dr Vanessa Obers


Special Practice Responsibilities

Director of Cytopathology



Phone number

03 9287 7451

Email: vanessa.obers@mps.com.au

Dr Obers completed a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1985 at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She went on to complete her Pathology Fellowship Examination at the College of Medicine of South Africa in 1991 and in 1995, completed her fellowship Examination of the International Academy of Cytology. During this time, Dr Obers held several appointments at a number of medical instituitions.

From 1986 -1987, she was a Registrar in the Cytology Unit at the Department of Anatomical Pathology, School of Pathology of the South African Institute of Medical Research (SAIMR) and the University of Witwatersrand. She went on to become Head of the Cytology Unit at Baragwanath Branch Laboratory, School of Pathology, SAIMR and the University of Witwatersrand. Dr Obers was appointed Practising Pathologist in 1994 at Lancet Laboratories in Johannesburg where she remained until 2009, heading up the Cytopathology Unit.

Dr Obers moved to Australia in February 2009 and joined Melbourne Pathology as a full time Histo and Cytopathologist. She became a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists in 2010.