Faculty

The Nottingham Breast Pathology Online Masterclass brings together leading experts from across the world.
  • Professor Ian Ellis (Nottingham)
  • Professor Emad Rakha (Nottingham)
  • Professor Maria Pia Foschini (Bologna)
  • Professor Abeer Shaaban (Birmingham)
  • Professor Puay Hoon Tan (Singapore)
  • Mr Hazem Khout (Nottingham)
Professor Ian Ellis

Professor of Cancer Pathology, Division of Cancer and Stem Cells, School of Medicine, Nottingham University. Honorary Consultant Pathologist Nottingham City Hospital. Founding member of the faculty of the Nottingham International Breast Education Centre.

Professor Ellis has been Specialty Advisor of The Royal College of Pathologists and is Chairman of the UK National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology. He has acted as an advisor to the Department of Health London, the Union for International Cancer Control, the World Health Organisation and the International Agency for Research on Cancer. He is a founder of PathLore specialist pathology and reference laboratory, and Medical Director for Source Bioscience plc.

Professor Ellis has authored over 500 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and chapters in medical and pathology textbooks.

Professor Maria Pia Foschini

Professor of Anatomic Pathology at the University of Bologna. Director of the Section of Anatomic Pathology, at Bellaria Hospital, Bologna (Italy). 

Professor Foschini’s research focus is mainly on breast pathology. She is a member of the working groups on Breast and Head and Neck pathology of the European Society of Pathology and of the Italian Society of Pathology and is a contributor to the WHO blue books on breast (published in 2012 and 2019) and Head and Neck pathology (2017). She has more than two hundred peer reviewed publications and also acts a referee of several international journals. She is a member of several scientific committees and editorial boards of several journals including Human Pathology and Virchows Archiv. 

Mr Hazem Khout

Mr Khout is a leading consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon based in Nottingham.

His areas of expertise include breast cancer, cosmetic breast surgery, benign breast problems, immediate and delayed breast reconstruction, therapeutic mammoplasty, chest wall flaps and lipofilling.

Mr Khout is a professional clinical advisor for the breast screening programme in the East Midlands and he was a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.   

Professor Emad Rakha

Professor and Honorary Consultant Pathologist, Department of Histopathology, University of Nottingham and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Professor Rakha has authored over 370 peer-reviewed scientific publications, in addition to more than 35 chapters in medical and pathology textbooks in the field of breast disease. He is member of the National Co-ordinating Committee for Breast Pathology (BIG18), the UK PathSoc Committee, the International Society of Breast Pathology Committee (General Secretary), NHSBSP Research Advisory Committee, Histopathology journal editorial board, Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank Access Committee, and The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Breast CSG and its Translational Subgroup.

Professor Rakha has been reporting breast referral cases in Nottingham since 2011 and he reports private breast cases referred to Source Bioscience plc.

Professor Abeer Shaaban

Consultant Breast Pathologist/Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Cellular Pathology, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

Professor Shaaban is a specialist breast pathologist and member of the International Committee of the Royal College of Pathologists and the Scientific Advisory Committee of Breast Cancer Campaign. She is a member of the National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology (BIG18).

Professor Puay Hoon Tan

Professor Tan is Senior Consultant Histopathologist and Chairman, Division of Pathology, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

She has an active interest in breast pathology and was a Volume Editor of the 2012 WHO Classification of Tumours of the Breast and is on the WHO Standing Editorial Board of the 5th edition.  She is a Past-President of the International Society of Breast Pathology.

She is Associate Editor of Histopathology and the Singapore Medical Journal.  She sits on the editorial boards of Modern Pathology, Breast Cancer Research, Pathology, Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology and Pathobiology.

As well as a busy service largely focused on subspecialty surgical signouts, she and her collaborators are recipients of several research grants related to translational studies of breast and prostate cancer. She is author of more than 500 publications and participates regularly in regional and international meetings.

Professor Tan’s research interests in breast pathology centre around the classification of breast fibroepithelial lesions and their molecular pathogenesis, triple negative breast cancers, and ductal carcinoma in situ. 

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