Cellular and Molecular Pathology (Histopathology)

We are a specialist unit for musculoskeletal pathology including bone and soft tissue tumours, joint disease and metabolic bone disease.



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We are core members of the London Sarcoma Service and deliver tissue diagnoses for all patients referred to the sarcoma service and other clinical services at the RNOH Trust

Learn more about how pathologists make diagnoses which direct the treatment that patients receive.

Department of Cellular and Molecular Pathology (histopathology)
Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
Brockley Hill, Stanmore
Middlesex HA7 4LP, UK

Tel +44 (0) 20 8909 5354


Meet the team


  • Prof. Adrienne M Flanagan, MB, BCH, BAO, FRCPath, PhD, Clinical Lead, Consultant, LSS, NIHR Senior Investigator, Sarcoma GECIP Lead, OBE
  • Fernanda Amary MB, Affiliated to the RCPath, PhD, Consultant
  • Dr Roberto Tirabosco MB, Affiliated to the RCPath, Consultant
  • Dr Nischalan Pillay MB, FRCPath, PhD, Honorary Consultant

Medical Staff:

  • Dr Vanghelita Andrei, Clinical & Molecular Fellow

  • Dr Ali Al-Khader, Clinical & Molecular Fellow

Management Staff:

  • Simon Burn, Service Manager
  • Sharon Roche, Quality Manager
  • Aikaterini Kopsia, Advanced Practitioner