Main Address

  • The Whittington Hospital
    5th Floor, Diagnostic Block
    Magdala Avenue
    N19 5NF
  • 020 7288 5076


  • Monday to Friday
    9am to 5pm
Histopathology (compound of three Greek words: histos "tissue", pathos "disease-suffering", and -logia) refers to the microscopic examination of tissue in order to study the manifestations of disease. Specifically, in clinical medicine, histopathology refers to the examination of a biopsy or surgical specimen by a pathologist, after the specimen has been processed and histological sections have been placed onto glass slides.

The histopathology department receives approximately 11,500 specimens per year (hospital and community). The hospital work involves a mix of biopsy and resection work and includes cancer and non-cancer specimens. The department works as a close team and includes biomedical scientists, medical laboratory assistants, clerical and administrative staff together with five medical consultants (pathologists) who are general histopathologists with different areas of specialist expertise.

Key staff

Dr Dhili Arul

Dr Dhili Arul[StaffQualifications]

Consultant Histopathologist

Ms Debbie Hopster

Ms Debbie Hopster[StaffQualifications]

Consultant in Histopathology

Dr Charanjit Kaur

Dr Charanjit Kaur[StaffQualifications]

Consultant Histopathologist

Dr Su Ramachandra

Dr Su Ramachandra[StaffQualifications]

Consultant in Histopathology

Working on it!