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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 John’s 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, the role of the microenvironment in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and the genetics of Langerhan cell histiocytosis.  Dr Goodlad is an examiner for the RCPath.  He sits on the Editorial Board of Clinical Oncology and is currently co-authoring two chapters (“Cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders” and “Specialized techniques in dermatopathology”) in the forthcoming edition of   McKee’s Pathology of the Skin, Fourth Edition; Eds. Calonje E, Brenn T, Lazar A and McKee P.  He regularly lectures at national and international departmental meetings and courses.





  1. Fraser SJ, Benton EC, Roddie PH, Krajewski AS, Goodlad JR.  Eosinophilic folliculitis: an important differential diagnosis after allogeneic bone-marrow transplant.  Clin Exp Dermatol. 2009; 34: 369-71
  2. Dolan L, Murgatroyd H, Roxburgh S, Goodlad J.  Orbital lymphoma presenting as an unstable ocular prosthesis: a salutary lesson.  Orbit. 2008; 27 :317-9.
  3. Hogan C, Hutchison C, Marcar L, Milne D, Saville M, Goodlad J, Kernohan N, Meek D.  Elevated levels of oncogenic protein kinase Pim-1 induce the p53 pathway in cultured cells and correlate with increased Mdm2 in mantle cell lymphoma.  J Biol Chem. 2008; 283: 18012-23
  4.  Christie LJ, Kernohan NM, Levison DA, Sales M, Cunningham JJP, Gillespie K, Batstone PJ, Meiklejohn D and Goodlad JR.  C-MYC translocation in t(14;18) positive follicular lymphoma at presentation: an adverse prognostic parameter?  Leukemia and Lymphoma 2007; 49:470-6.
  5. Robertson KE, Forsyth PD, Levison DA and Goodlad JR.  Kikuchi’s disease displaying a t(2:16) chromosomal translocation.  J Clin Pathol.  2007; 60: 433-5.
  6. Goodlad JR, Batstone PJ, Hamilton DA, Kernohan NM, Levison DA and White JM.  BCL2 Gene Abnormalities Define Distinct Clinical Subsets of Follicular Lymphoma.  Histopathology 2006; 49: 229-41.
  7. Christie LJ, Evans AT, Bray SE, Smith MEF, Kernohan NM, Levison DA and Goodlad JR.  Lesions resembling Langerhans cell histiocytosis in association with other lymphoproliferative disorders:  a reactive or neoplastic phenomenon?  Hum Pathol.  2006; 37: 32-9.
  8. Batstone PJ and Goodlad JR.  Efficacy of screening the intermediate cluster region of the bcl2 gene in follicular lymphomas by PCR.  J Clin Pathol.  J Clin Pathol. 2005; 58: 81-2.
  9. Jordan LB, Lessells AM and Goodlad JR.  Plasmablastic lymphoma arising at a cutaneous site.  Histopathology 2005; 46: 113-5.
  10. Kang SK, McClymont LG and Goodlad JR.  Vocal cord biopsy leading to the diagnosis of hyperlipidaemia.  J Clin Pathol 2004; 57: 1341.
  11. Munksgaard L, Obitz ER, Goodlad JR, Davidson MM, Ho-Yen DO, Hamilton-Dutoit S and Hjalgrim H. Demonstration of B. burgdorferi-DNA in two cases of nodal lymphoma.  Leukemia & Lymphoma 2004; 45: 1721-3.
  12. Goodlad JR, MacPherson S, Jackson R, Batstone P and White J.  Extranodal follicular lymphoma: a clinicopathologic and genetic analysis of 15 cases arising at non-cutaneous extranodal sites.  Histopathology 2004; 44, 268-76.
  13. Goodlad JR, Krajewski AS, Batstone PJ, McKay P, White JM, Benton EC, Kavanagh GM and Lucraft, HH.  Primary cutaneous diffuse large B-cell lymphoma:  prognostic significance of clinicopathological subtypes.  Am J Surg Pathol 2003; 27: 1538-45.
  14.  McLaren KM, Burnett RA, Goodlad JR, Howatson SR, Lang S, Lee FD, Lessells AM, Ogston SA, Robertson AJ, Simpson JG, Smith GD, Tavadia HB and Walker F. Scottish Pathology Consistency Group. Observer variability in the Goseki grouping of gastric adenocarcinoma in resection and biopsy specimens.  Histopathology 2003; 42: 472-5.
  15. Batstone P, Forsyth L and Goodlad JR.  Cytogenetic evidence for the origin of neoplastic cells in CD5-positive marginal zone B-cell lymphoma.  Human Pathology 2003; 34: 1065-7.
  16. Ye H, Liu H, Attygalle A, Wotherspoon AC,  Nicholson AG, Charlotte F,  Leblond V,  Speight P,  Goodlad J, Lavergne-Slove A,   Isaacson PG,  Dogan A and  Du M-Q.  Variable frequencies of t(11;18)(q21;q21) in MALT lymphomas of different sites:  significant association with CagA strains of H. pylori in gastric MALT lymphoma.  Blood 2003; 102: 1012-8.
  17. Goodlad JR, Batstone PJ, Hamilton D and Hollowood K.  Follicular lymphoma with marginal zone differentiation: cytogenetic findings in support of a high-risk variant of follicular lymphoma.  Histopathology 2003; 42: 292-8.
  18. Ah-Weng A, Howatson SR, Goodlad JR, Patel MC and Gupta G.  Erythrodermic syringotropic cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.  Br J Deramtology 2003; 148: 349 – 352.
  19. Goodlad JR, Davidson MM, Gordon P, Billington R, Ho-Yen DO.  Morphoea and Borrelia burgdorferi: results from the Scottish Highlands in the context of the world literature.   Mol Pathol 2002; 55: 374-8.
  20. Lessells AM, Burnett RA, Goodlad JR, Howatson SR, Lang S, Lee FD, McLaren KM, Ogston S, Robertson AJ, Simpson JG, Smith GD, Tavadia HB and Walker F.  Comment on a recent paper and editorial on the subject of dysplasia classification .  J Pathology 2002; 198:131-2.
  21. Munro LR, Johnston PW, Goodlad JR and Culligan DJ.  Blastic variant of mantle cell lymphoma occurring in immunosuppressed patients.  Leukemia 2002; 16:1888-9.
  22. Goodlad JR, Krajewski AS, Batstone PJ, McKay P, White JM, Benton EC, Kavanagh GM and Lucraft, HH.  Primary cutaneous follicular lymphoma: a clinicopathological and molecular study of 16 cases in support of a distinct entity.  Am J Surg Pathol 2002; 26: 733-41.
  23. Cain AJ, Goodlad J and Denholm SW.  Metachronous bilateral submandibular gland metastases from carcinoma of the breast.  J Laryngology & Otology 2001: 115: 683-4.
  24. Goodlad JR.  Spindle-cell B-cell lymphoma presenting in the skin.  Br J Dermatology 2001; 145:313-7.
  25. Goodlad JR and Hollowood K.  Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma.  Curr Diagn Pathol 2001; 7: 33-44.
  26. Batstone P, Forsyth L and Goodlad J.  Clonal chromosome aberrations secondary to chromosome instability in an elastofibroma.  Cancer Genet Cytogenet 2001; 128: 46-7.
  27. Roberts C, Batstone PJ and Goodlad JR.  Lymphadenopathy and lymph node infarction as a result of gold injections.  J Clin Pathol 2001; 54:562-4.
  28. Goodlad JR, Davidson MM, Hollowood K, Batstone P and Ho-Yen DO.  Borrelia burgdorferi-associated cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma: a clinicopathological study of two cases illustrating the temporal progression of B. burgdorferi-associated B-cell proliferation in the skin.  Histopathology 2000; 37: 501-8.
  29. McLaren KM, Burnett RA, Goodlad JR, Howatson SR, Lang S, Lee FD, Lessells AM, Ogston S, Robertson AJ, Simpson JG, Smith GD, Tavadia HB and Walker F. The Scottish Pathology Consistency Group.  Consistency of histopathological reporting of laryngeal dysplasia. The Scottish Pathology Consistency Group.  Histopathology 2000; 37: 460-3.
  30. Goodlad JR, Davidson MM, Hollowood K, Ling C, MacKenzie C, Christie I, Batstone PJ and Ho-Yen DO.  Primary cutaneous B-cell lymphoma and Borrelia burgdorferi infection in patients from the Highlands of Scotland.  Am J Surg Pathology 2000; 24: 1279-85.
  31. Robson A, Goodlad JR and Hollowood K.  Primary cutaneous B cell lymphoma – an overview.  CPD Bulletin Cellular Pathology 1999; 1: 111-115.
  32. Goodlad JR, Hollowood K, Smith MA, Chan JKC and Fletcher CD.  Primary juxta-articular soft tissue lymphoma arising in the vicinity of inflamed joints in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.  Histopathology 1999; 34:199-204.
  33. Ellis RD, Goodlad JR, Limb GA, Powell JJ, Thompson RP and Punchard NA.  Activation of nuclear factor kappa B in Crohn's disease.  Inflammation Research 1998; 47: 440-5.
  34. Hollowood K and Goodlad JR.  Germinal centre cell kinetics.  J Pathology 1998; 185: 229-33.
  35. Cavuslu S, Goodlad J, Hobbs C, Connor AM, Raju KS, Best JM and Cason J.  Relationship between human papillomavirus infection and overexpression of p53 protein in cervical carcinomas and lymph node metastases.  J Med Virol 1997; 53: 111-7.
  36. Mentzel T, Goodlad JR, Smith MA and Fletcher CDM.  Ancient hematoma: a unifying concept for a post-traumatic lesion mimicking an aggressive soft tissue neoplasm.  Mod Pathol 1997; 10: 334-40.
  37. Ellis RD, Smith CH, Goodlad JR, Smith NP and Thompson RP.  Mesenteric vasculitis associated with Sezary syndrome.  Gut 1996; 39: 334-5.
  38. Hollowood K and Goodlad JR.  Follicular lymphomas.  Histopathology 1996; 29: 195.
  39. Goodlad JR, Fletcher CDM and Smith MA.  Surgical resection of primary soft-tissue sarcoma. Incidence of residual tumour in 95 patients needing re-excision after local resection.  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - British Volume 1996; 78: 658-61.
  40. Goodlad JR and Fletcher CDM.  Recent developments in soft tissue tumors.  Histopathology 1995; 27:103-20.
  41. Mark IR, Goodlad J and Lloyd-Davies RW.  Localized amyloidosis of the genito-urinary tract.  J Royal Soc Med 1995; 88: 320-4.
  42. Goodlad JR and Macartney JC.  Germinal-center cell proliferation in response to T-independent antigens: a stathmokinetic, morphometric and immunohistochemical study in vivo.  Eur J Immunol 1995; 25:1918-26.
  43. Goodlad JR. and Macartney JC.  Regulation of murine germinal centre cell proliferation in vivo: a stathmokinetic study examining the effect of differently timed doses of cyclosporin A.  J Pathol 1995; 176:87-97.
  44. Goodlad JR, Mentzel T and Fletcher CDM.  Low grade fibromyxoid sarcoma: clinicopathological analysis of eleven new cases in support of a distinct entity.  Histopathology 1995; 26: 229-37.
  45. Barker JN, Goodlad JR, Ross EL, Yu CC, Groves RW and MacDonald DM.  Increased epidermal cell proliferation in normal human skin in vivo following local administration of interferon-gamma.  Am J Pathol 1993; 142: 1091-7.
  46. Yu CC, Fletcher CD, Newman PL, Goodlad JR, Burton JC and Levison DA.  A comparison of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) immunostaining, nucleolar organizer region (AgNOR) staining, and histological grading in gastrointestinal stromal tumours.  J Pathol 1992; 166: 147-52.
  47. Ratnatunga N, Goodlad JR, Sankarakumaran N, Seimon R, Nagendran S and Fletcher CDM.  Primary biphasic synovial sarcoma of the orbit.  J Clin Pathol 1992; 45: 265-7.
  48. Goodlad JR and Fletcher CDM.  Solitary fibrous tumour arising at unusual sites: analysis of a series.  Histopathology 1991; 19: 515-22.
  49. Goodlad JR and Fletcher CDM.  Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour with annulate lamellae mimicking pleomorphic malignant fibrous histiocytoma.  J Pathol 1991; 164:23-9.
  50. Goodlad JR, Crocker J and Mccartney JC.  Nucleolar ultrastructure in low- and high-grade non-Hodgkin's lymphomas.  J Pathol 1991; 163: 233-7.
  51. Goodlad JR and Fletcher CDM.  Intradermal variant of nodular 'fasciitis'.  Histopathology 1990; 17: 569-71.