Dr David Poller MD FRCPath
Consultant Pathologist & Reader in Pathology, University of Portsmouth
Treasurer & Membership Secretary, UK Endocrine Pathology Society www.ukeps.com
Member Thyroid Subgroup NCRI Head & Neck Cancer Clinical Studies Group
Member Royal College of Pathologists guideline groups for Thyroid Cytology & Tissue Pathways for Endocrine Pathology
Current Interests & Activity
Pathology & cytology of thyroid & endocrine cancer
Molecular biology of thyroid & endocrine cancer
Pathology of gastrointestinal cancer & Barrett's oesophagus
Use of computer imaging in pathology & cytology
Development of guidelines for endocrine pathology & cytology
Lead endocrine pathologist, Portsmouth Acute Hospitals
Lead endocrine pathologist, South Central Cancer Network
External case referrals & slide reviews undertaken by arrangement
NHS. c/o Mrs Lesley Jervis,
Department of Pathology
Queen Alexandra Hospital
Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3LY, UK
Phone (44)(0)23 92286458 Fax (44)(0)23 92286493
Other. Department of Pathology
Spire Hospital, Portsmouth
Havant, PO9 5NP, UK
Phone (44)(0)23 92456033 Fax (44)(0)23 92498597
Selected Recent Publications
Nikiforov YE et al. Nomenclature Revision for Encapsulated Follicular Variant of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: A Paradigm Shift to Reduce Overtreatment of Indolent Tumors. JAMA Oncol. 2016 Apr 14. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.0386
Poller DN et al Thyroid FNA: New classifications and new interpretations. Cancer Cytopathol. 2016 Feb 23. doi: 10.1002/cncy.21703.
Poller DN et al. BRAF V600 co-testing in thyroid FNA cytology: short-term experience in a large cancer centre in the UK. J Clin Pathol. 2014 Aug;67(8):684-9. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2014-202348. Epub 2014 May 29.
Poller DN. New technology in thyroid fine-needle aspiration. J Clin Pathol. 2014 Jun;67(6):457. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2014-202284. Epub 2014 Apr 2.
Poller DN, Glaysher S. BRAF V600 co-testing is technically feasible in conventional thyroid fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology smears and can reduce the need for completion thyroidectomy. Cytopathology. 2014 Jun;25(3):155-9. doi: 10.1111/cyt.12109.
Breeze J et al. Rapid on-site assessment of specimens by biomedical scientists improves the quality of head and neck fine needle aspiration cytology. Cytopathology. 2014 Oct;25(5):316-21. doi: 10.1111/cyt.12106.
Poller DN, Kandaswamy P. A simplified economic approach to thyroid FNA cytology and surgical intervention in thyroid nodules. J Clin Pathol. 2013 Jul;66(7):583-8. doi:10.1136/jclinpath-2012-201339.
Bennett C et al. Consensus statements for management of Barrett's dysplasia andearly-stage esophageal adenocarcinoma, based on a Delphi process. Gastroenterology. 2012 Aug;143(2):336-46. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2012.04.032.
Kocjan G et al. The interobserver reproducibility of thyroid fine-needle aspiration using the UK Royal College of Pathologists' classification system. Am J Clin Pathol. 2011 Jun;135(6):852-9. doi: 10.1309/AJCPZ33MVMGZKEWU.