Project Description

Cellular and Anatomical Pathology

The Cellular and Anatomical Pathology Department is located on level 4 Derriford Hospital and includes Histopathology, Cytopathology, Neuropathology, and Anatomical Pathology.

The Department receives approximately 38,000 surgical biopsies, 2,000 non-cervical cytology samples, and undertakes 1,100 postmortem examinations each year.

The laboratory performs a range of tests on tissue samples in order to determine the nature of a patient’s disease. Techniques employed may include the application of special stains, immunocytochemistry, electron microscopy and molecular techniques such as in situ hybridization. A major part of the work involves the diagnosis of cancer and pre-cancerous conditions that enables doctors to give the best type of treatment to their patients. The majority of straight forward biopsies and resections (i.e. those not requiring additional tests) are reported within 14 working days, and fluid samples, within 5 working days. Electronic access to the laboratory database for results is available via ICM, iLab and the GP order communication system, Sunquest ICE.

As a department we endeavour to provide you with the best possible service at all times. However if you do have cause to make a complaint about the service you have received we will do all we can to help.

Please contact:

Anatomical Pathology (Mortuary)
Cytopathology
Histopathology
Neuropathology
Centres Used For Referral
Completing Request Forms
Out of Hours On-Call Service
Cellular and Anatomical Pathology
Monday – Friday 08.30 – 17.30 Normal service
Monday – Friday 17.30 – 08.30 On call service
Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays On call service

Steve Blunden
Steve BlundenOperations Manager
Louise Keers
Louise KeersTechnical Service Lead
Phil Edwards
Phil EdwardsNeuropathology Technical Service Lead
Dr Jemimah DensonConsultant Pathologist
Cellular and Anatomical Pathology Contact details for advice
Monday – Friday 08.30 – 17.30 Normal service Main reception 30836 (01752) 430836 *
Monday – Friday 17.30 – 08.30 On call service (see below) On call Biomedical Scientist via Derriford Switchboard
Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays On call service (see below) On call Biomedical Scientist via Derriford Switchboard
Individual sections within Cellular and Anatomical Pathology
External Internal
Histology 01752 430837 30837
Cytology 01752 438430 38430
Neuropathology 01752 430852 30852
Mortuary 01752 432400 55045
Cellular and Anatomical Pathology Contact details for advice
Monday – Friday 08.30 – 17.30 Normal service Main reception 30836 (430836) *
Monday – Friday 17.30 – 08.30 On call service (see below) On call Biomedical Scientist via Derriford Switchboard
Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays On call service (see below) On call Biomedical Scientist via Derriford Switchboard
Individual sections within Cellular and Anatomical Pathology
External Internal
Histology 430836 30836
Cytology 438430 38430
Neuropathology 430852 30852
Mortuary 795045 55045
Cellular and Anatomical Pathology Contact details for advice
Monday – Friday 08.30 – 17.30 Normal service Main reception 30836 (430836) *
Monday – Friday 17.30 – 08.30 On call service (see below) On call Biomedical Scientist via Derriford Switchboard
Saturday/Sunday/Bank Holidays On call service (see below) On call Biomedical Scientist via Derriford Switchboard
Individual sections within Cellular and Anatomical Pathology
External Internal
Histology 792362 52362
Cytology 430836 30836
Neuropathology 54408
Mortuary 792114 52114

Contact Cellular and Anatomical Pathology

Useful Telephone Numbers
External Internal
General enquiries and results 01752 430836 30836
Medical staff Special interest(s)
Dr Jemimah Denson Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Pathology
Medical Liver Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
01752 432662 32662
Dr Denson (Secretary) 01752 432657 32657
Dr Luke Farmkiss Hepatobiliary Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Gynae Pathology
01752 430210 30210
Dr Farmkiss (secretary) 01752 437968 37968
Dr Fatme Ghandour Uropathology
Thoracic pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
01752 432656 32656
Dr Ghandour (secretary) 01752 432654 32654
Dr Rob Hadden (Consultant Histopathologist) Placental Pathology
Neuroendocrine
Uropathology
Gynae Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
01752 433152 33152
Dr Hadden (secretary) 01752 432661 32661
Dr Dean Harmse Dermatopathology
Head & Neck
Breast Pathology
Gynaecological Pathology
01752 430191 30191
Dr Harmse (secretary) 01752 432653 32653
Dr David Hilton Neuropathology 01752 431360 31360
Dr Hilton (secretary) 01752 432653 32653
Dr Sofia Kouneli Breast Pathology
Gynaecological Pathology
01752 430213 30213
Dr Kouneli (Secretary) 01752 432659 32659
Dr Paul Malcolm Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Dermatopathology
Uropathology
01752 438446 38446
Dr Malcolm (Secretary) 01752 432657 32657
Dr Frances McCormick Urological and Renal Pathology
Hepato-pancreatic bilary pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
01752 438447 38447
Dr McCormick (secretary) 01752 432661 32661
Dr Samer Nassif Lymphoma
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Uropathology
01752 437968 37968
Dr Nassif (secretary) 01752 432657 32657
Dr Adewunmi Oriolowo Gynaecological Pathology
Soft Tissue Pathology
Bone Pathology
Breast Pathology
01752 430190 30190
Dr Oriolowo (secretary) 432663 32663
Dr Aditya Shivane Neuropathology
Ophthalmic Pathology
Lymphoma
01752 432033 32033
Dr Shivane (Secretary) 01752 432653 32653
Dr Rasika Singh Head and Neck Pathology
Lymphoma
Dermatopathology
01752 433093 33093
Dr Singh (secretary) 01752 432659 32659
Dr Katherine Syred Lung Pathology
Medical Liver Pathology
Soft Tissue Pathology
Skin Pathology
01752 432668 32668
Dr Katherine Syred (Secretary) 432654 32654

Contact Cellular and Anatomical Pathology

Useful Telephone Numbers
External Internal
General enquiries and results 01752 430836 30836
Medical staff Special interest(s)
Dr Jemimah Denson (Head of Department) Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Pathology
Medical Liver Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
01752 432662 32662
Dr Denson (Secretary) 01752 432657 32657
Dr Luke Farmkiss Hepatobiliary Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Gynae Pathology
01752 430210 30210
Dr Farmkiss (secretary) 01752 437968 37968
Dr Fatme Ghandour Uropathology
Thoracic pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
01752 432656 32656
Dr Ghandour (secretary) 01752 432654 32654
Dr Rob Hadden (Consultant Histopathologist) Placental Pathology
Neuroendocrine
Uropathology
Gynae Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
01752 433152 33152
Dr Hadden (secretary) 01752 432661 32661
Dr Dean Harmse Dermatopathology
Head & Neck
Breast Pathology
Gynaecological Pathology
01752 430191 30191
Dr Harmse (secretary) 01752 432653 32653
Dr David Hilton Neuropathology 01752 431360 31360
Dr Hilton (secretary) 01752 432653 32653
Dr Sofia Kouneli Breast Pathology
Gynaecological Pathology
01752 430213 30213
Dr Kouneli (Secretary) 01752 432659 32659
Dr Paul Malcolm Pancreatic and Hepatobiliary Pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Dermatopathology
Uropathology
01752 438446 38446
Dr Malcolm (Secretary) 01752 432657 32657
Dr Frances McCormick Urological and Renal Pathology
Hepato-pancreatic bilary pathology
Gastrointestinal Pathology
01752 438447 38447
Dr McCormick (secretary) 01752 432661 32661
Dr Samer Nassif Lymphoma
Gastrointestinal Pathology
Uropathology
01752 437968 37968
Dr Nassif (secretary) 01752 432657 32657
Dr Adewunmi Oriolowo Gynaecological Pathology
Soft Tissue Pathology
Bone Pathology
Breast Pathology
01752 430190 30190
Dr Oriolowo (secretary) 432663 32663
Dr Aditya Shivane Neuropathology
Ophthalmic Pathology
Lymphoma
01752 432033 32033
Dr Shivane (Secretary) 01752 432653 32653
Dr Rasika Singh Head and Neck Pathology
Lymphoma
Dermatopathology
01752 433093 33093
Dr Singh (secretary) 01752 432659 32659
Dr Katherine Syred Lung Pathology
Medical Liver Pathology
Soft Tissue Pathology
Skin Pathology
01752 432668 32668
Dr Katherine Syred (Secretary) 432654 32654

Non-Medical Staff

Cellular and Anatomical Pathology Operations Manager Steve Blunden 01752 433891 33891
IT Lead for Cellular Pathology – John Siewruk 01752 432084 32084
Deputy Cell Path Services Manager – Louise Keers 430851 430851
Neuropathology Services Manager – Philip Edwards 01752 432687 32687
Lead APT for Mortuary – Paul Mingo 01752 455045 55045
Frozen sections and on call staff
Frozen sections – Histopathology 01752 430837 30837
Frozen sections – Neuropathology 54408
On Call Biomedical Scientist via Derriford Switchboard