Dr Urszula Carr (MBChB, PhD, FRCPath, FRCPA) is an internationally experienced Dermatopathologist. After completing her undergraduate medical training in Poland, Urszula moved to the United Kingdom to undertake her Postgraduate studies at the University of Leeds. She was awarded her PhD degree in 2000 and then commenced her training in Histopathology at the Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Ipswich Hospital. On completion of her pathology training in 2007, Urszula served as a Consultant Pathologist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
In 2009, Urszula was specifically recruited from the UK to the Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia in Sydney in order to support the work of Professor Steven Kossard. Urszula remained there until recently, when in March 2016, Urszula was delighted to rejoin Professor Kossard at Kossard Dermatopathologists.
Urszula regularly attends and presents at national and international dermatopathology conferences. She has a keen interest in education and medical research; providing weekly teaching sessions to dermatology registrars at the Skin and Cancer Foundation, demonstrating in Pathology to medical students of the University of Cambridge and working on the development of the New Undergraduate Medical Core Curriculum at the University of Leeds.
Urszula’s research interests have varied from review of hospital post mortem practice in Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital to investigation of the role of silencing of DNA repair gene 0 6 -methylguanine DNA methyltrasferase (MGMT) in development of serrated adenomas and progression to colorectal adenocarcinoma. Her PhD thesis was on “Control of Normal and Malignant Urothelial Cell Survival by the TNF Superfamily.” She also did a Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Leeds investigating the role of Bcr/Abl-induced abnormalities in glucose transport regulation in the pathogenesis of chronic myeloid leukaemia. She published her work in Journal of International Cancer Institute and Journal of Clinical Pathology and Clinical Medicine.
Urszula looks forward to the exciting academic and diagnostic opportunities available at Kossard Dermatopathologists.