Gynaecological Pathology

W. Glenn McCluggage
Royal Group of Hospitals Trust, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Prof McCluggage is a consultant Histopathologist in Royal Group of Hospitals Trust, Belfast and an Honorary Professor in Gynaecological Pathology of Queen’s University of Belfast.

He has published approximately 460 papers in peer reviewed journals, including original publications and many invited editorials and reviews. He is on the Editorial Board of several major pathology journals and associate editor of Histopathology. He is immediate past President of International Society of Gynecological Pathologists and was previously secretary of this society.

Previously he was President of the British Association of Gynaecological Pathologists. He is on the council of European Society of Pathology. He has an extremely busy referral practice and has been invited to lecture at numerous national and international meetings.

He has authored or co-authored various Royal College of Pathologists datasets in United Kingdom on reporting of gynaecological malignancies and has chaired the ICCR (International Collaboration on Cancer Reporting) panels developing international guidelines for reporting endometrial, ovarian and cervical carcinomas. He has been part of the last two WHO groups formulating the classification of Tumours of the Female Genital Tract.


Breast Pathology

Ian Ellis
University of Nottingham, UK

Ian has been involved in the practice of pathology for thirty five years and has an international reputation in clinical and translational research in breast disease, particularly classification and molecular pathology of breast cancer and evaluation of prognostic factors. Author of over 700 peer reviewed scientific publications, chapters in medical textbooks and specialist textbooks in pathology and an experienced lecturer being a founder member of the faculty of the Nottingham Blamey International Breast Education Centre. His H Index is 86.

He is a Past President of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He has been Specialty Advisor to The Royal College of Pathologists, and is past Chairman of the UK National Co-ordinating Committee for Breast Pathology. He has acted as an advisor to the DoH, UICC, WHO and IARC. He is Medical Director of Source Bioscience plc. He retired from his full time University and honorary NHS consultant post at the end of August 2015, returning on a part time basis in October 2015.

He is a very keen fly fisherman and wine taster.


Dermatopathology/Soft Tissue Pathology

Rajiv Patel
University of Michigan, USA

Dr. Patel is Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He received his M.D. degree from Flinders University School of Medicine in Adelaide, Australia and completed his residency training in pathology at Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Anatomic Pathology Chief Resident. Dr. Patel completed fellowships in surgical pathology and soft tissue pathology, the latter under the direction of Dr. Sharon Weiss, at Emory University and dermatopathology at Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology and is the Director of the Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship at the University of Michigan and previously Associate-Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC) Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Biospecimen Core. Dr. Patel is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and an Editorial Board Member for The American Journal of Surgical Pathology, The American Journal of Dermatopathology and Pathology Journal of the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists.

He has authored or coauthored over 80-peer-reviewed publications and has lectured and directed courses on soft tissue pathology and dermatopathology for the American Society of Dermatopathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Society of Dermatopathology, as well as others. He serves on numerous committees including those of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologist and the American Society of Dermatopathology.

He is a Member of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Dermatopathology, serves on the Executive Committee of the International Society of Dermatopathology and is a contributing author for the upcoming 4th edition of the WHO Classification of Tumours of the Skin.