Dermatopathology Service

NHS Lothian University Hospitals Trust






Dermatopathology Consultants


       Thomas Brenn MD PhD FRCPath


       John Goodlad MD FRCPath


       Marie Mathers MBChB FRCPath


       Asok Biswas FRCPath 


       Sandy Reid MD FRCPath


       Saleem Loghdey, FCDerm(SA)



Department of Dermatology









Current members of the Dermatopathology Service:


Thomas Brenn, MD, PhD, FRCPath

Diplomate of the American Boards of Pathology and Dermatology

Consultant Dermatopathologist and Head of Dermatopathology Service

Honorary Senior Lecturer


John Goodlad, MD, FRCPath

Consultant Histopathologist and Head of Haematopathology Service

Honorary Senior Lecturer


Marie Mathers, MBChB, FRCPath

Consultant Histopathologist


Asok Biswas, FRCPath

Consultant Histopathologist


Sandy Reid, MD, FRCPath

Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Dermatopathologist





Dermatopathology Service

Department of Pathology

Alexander Donald Building, 1st Floor

Western General Hospital

Crewe Road





Telephone: 0131 537 1960

FAX: 0131 537 3618


The Dermatopathology Service in Edinburgh is part of the Department of Pathology at NHS Lothian University Hospital Trust and is physically located at the Western General Hospital.

A total of around 16,000 skin biopsies are interpreted annually.

The service supports the Departments of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery as well as hospitals and offices in the Lothians and Borders and has an active immunofluorescence and a busy referral practice.

Dermatopathology Service

Department of Pathology

NHS Lothian University Hospitals Trust