Michelle Downes

Dr. Michelle Downes

Dr./Staff Urologic Pathologist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Toronto


Dr. Downes graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland medical school with first class honours and undertook training in surgery leading to her Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCSI). Following this she completed a two year research fellowship in prostate cancer at University College Dublin and was awarded her Doctor of Medicine (MD) by thesis. She trained in Anatomic Pathology in Dublin, Ireland and then completed a clinical fellowship in genitourinary pathology at the University Health Network, Toronto during which time she was awarded FRCPC. She practices as a genitourinary pathologist at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto. She is an assistant professor in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto. Her research and publications focus on prostate and bladder malignancy. She is a peer reviewer for Histopathology and Journal of Clinical Pathology and is an editorial board member of Human Pathology: Case Reports.

Research Specialties

Research Interests

  • Molecular Pathology
  • Urological

Contact for Collaboration

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
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