Dr. Nigel Kirkham MD FRCPath

Consultant Anatomic Pathologist

Dr. Nigel Kirkham earned his degree in Medicine from the University of Liverpool in 1974.  He has a major interest in the pathology of malignant melanoma, which was the subject of his M.D. Thesis. He has extensive experience in anatomic pathology, having worked in several teaching hospitals and large district hospitals in the UK. Among the posts he held was Director of Pathology at a large multinational clinical research organization based in Scotland. There, he was involved in the global delivery of histopathology services to a variety of Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials.

Dr. Nigel developed training programs in Anatomic Pathology and Continuing Professional Development at the Royal College of Pathologists in the UK, where he was also an examiner and subsequently Lead Examiner in Histopathology in the Fellowship examinations. He has published a number of books and contributed to textbook chapters as well as many research papers.

Dr. Nigel’s first priority is delivering high quality and timely clinical and anatomic pathology for optimal patient care. He believes every specimen arriving at a laboratory should be treated as if a patient’s life depends on it.  He serves as the essential link between the hospital and laboratory, and is keen to interact with clinicians to facilitate the best possible laboratory services.

He joined the National Reference Laboratory in August 2019, bringing his extensive knowledge and experience in Dermatopathology and Renal Biopsy Pathology.