Doctor Tristan Rutland

Doctor Tristan Rutland

Lecturer in Pathology,
School of Medicine


Dr Tristan Rutland graduated from the University of Wollongong with distinction in 2011. In 2020, he was the recipient of the Konrad Muller RCPA Outstanding Teaching Award. He has experience in teaching all levels of medical training from 1st year medical students to final year pathology registrars and involved in cross speciality training of registrars including dermatology, surgical and oncology registrars. One of this passions is teaching through social media, in particular, Twitter, where he is internationally recoginsed as a medical educator.

As well as teaching all levles of medical students, he also runs the master of medicine (pathology), which is an entirely online coure. He has also implemented virtual pathology, which acts as a lynch pin to pathology teaching at WSU.

Currently based at Western Sydney university and Liverpool hospital as an anatomical pathologist, he has a sub-speciality interest in gastrointestinal pathology.

He sits on the RCPA academic committee and is co-chair of social media for the Australasia division of the international academy of pathology.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Rutland.


  • MBBS University of Wollongong

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (2018)

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Medicine


Location: Off Campus

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Journal Articles

  • Harb, M., Prince, D., Bassan, M., Mackenzie, S., Connor, S. and Rutland, T. (2022), 'Extra-mammary Paget's disease rising from a non-invasive rectal adenoma', Pathology, vol 54, no 6 , pp 826 - 828.
  • Best, O., Brooks, M., Gassner, P. and Rutland, T. (2022), 'An unusual testicular mass : a case of desmoplastic small round cell tumour', Pathology, vol 54, no 4 , pp 480 - 482.

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