Dr Kais Kasem is an Associate Professor in clinical pathology at University of Melbourne and leads the pathology discipline teaching for the Doctor of Medicine program. Kais is a surgical pathologist who trained in Queensland hospitals and obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2016. He holds a PhD degree in molecular pathology of cancer and has discovered the role of a new tumour suppressor gene in colorectal cancer. He has an interest in skin and gastrointestinal pathology, as well as gynaecological cytology and histopathology. He is an author on numerous peer reviewed publications in surgical pathology, molecular pathology and medical education.