Dr Nikunj Patel graduated from Saurashtra University, India in 1998. He was honoured with a gold medal by the Indian Association of Pathologists (IAP) and obtained his specialist qualification in pathology in 2003. Dr Patel began his career as a specialist in Oncohaematology at the prestigious Gujarat Cancer & Research Institute. He also continued his career as a lecturer in pathology, teaching undergraduate and postgraduate medical students affiliated to the Gujarat University. After migrating to Australia, Dr Patel commenced his training in histopathology at Gippsland Pathology Service in 2007. In 2009, he joined Dorevitch Pathology as an Anatomical Pathology Registrar and obtained his Fellowship from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia in 2011.