Dr David Poller MD FRCPath 

Consultant Pathologist & Reader in Pathology, University of Portsmouth

Treasurer & Membership Secretary, UK Endocrine Pathology Society

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


Contact Information

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

Bartons Road

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.