Dr Melody Caramins

Dr Melody Caramins

B.Med, PhD, FFSc., FRCPA

National Director, Genetics

About Dr Melody Caramins

Dr Melody Caramins is the National Director of Genomics for Primary Healthcare. She is a nationally recognised expert in the field of genomics, holding both medical and scientific specialist qualifications. Dr Caramins began her career in 1991, in a clinical role before embarking on her training in genetic pathology in 2001. After training at the Royal Prince Alfred and Prince of Wales Hospitals, she became Australia‚Äôs first graduating fellow in genetic pathology in 2006 and was conferred a PhD in genetics in 2010.


Dr Caramins is a conjoint senior lecturer in Pathology at the University of NSW and the current Chair of the Royal College of Pathologists Genetics Advisory Committee. She also sits on a range of committees influencing national testing standards, policy, professional practice, and translational activities. Her focus at Primary is on the translation of new genetic technologies and discoveries into clinical tests, particularly in the fields of oncology and reproductive health, facilitating the integration of genomics into routine clinical care.

Special Interests   

* Oncology

* Reproductive health