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Lympho-proliferative Disorders

About the Module

It is essential for every skin pathologist to have the right approach to be able to distinguish neoplastic lymphoid conditions from pseudo-lymphomas.

This module highlights key morphological features in helping to distinguish such entities.

About the Author

Dr John Goodlad

Dr John Goodlad graduated MBChB from Aberdeen Medical School in 1986 and MD in 1994. He undertook post-graduate training at St Thomas Hospital, London, working closely with Professor Christopher Fletcher in the Soft Tissue Tumour Unit and Dr Philip McKee in Dermatopathology, as well as spending time at St Johns Institute of Dermatology. Between 1996 and 2005 he worked as a Consultant Pathologist/Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. He moved to the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh in 2005 as Consultant Pathologist/Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, where he is Head of Haematopathology and a member of the Dermatopathology Specialist Team. He also holds a part-time Senior Clinical Research Fellowship with the University of Dundee, based in the Centre for Oncology and Molecular Medicine. His routine and referral diagnostic practice, and research interest, centre on haematological malignancy, with a particular interest in skin lymphoma. Current grant funded investigations centre on the genetic basis of lymphoma pathogenesis and classification and the role of the microenvironment in cutaneous lymphoma and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Dr Goodlad is a member of the Europen Association of Haematopathology executive Committee, a member of the Royal College of Pathologists Interspeciality Committee on Pathology and is an examiner for the RCPath. He also co-organises the annual Edinburgh Dermatopathology and Haematopathology Tutorials He regularly lectures at other national and international departmental meetings and courses, co-authored two chapters (Cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders and “Specialized techniques in dermatopathology) in McKees Pathology of the Skin, Fourth Edition (Eds. Calonje E, Brenn T, Lazar A and McKee P), and has more than 50 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals.
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