The Pathology Department at RCSI – in addition to providing Undergraduate and Postgraduate education and mentoring – contributes to national and international developments in surgical pathology and research.

Our department has close links with the Department of Diagnostic Histopathology and consultant histopathologists, neuropathologists and haematologists in Beaumont Hospital, who contribute extensively to teaching RCSI students.

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Contact our secretarial office using the details listed here, or get more information on the Our people page.

Our history

The RCSI Department of Pathology has a rich and interesting heritage. The first curator of the Pathology Department Museum was John Shekleton in 1819. He was followed by the surgeon, John Houston in 1824.

John Houston was a surgeon in Baggot Street Hospital who first highlighted the value of cytopathology. A remarkable exhibit of his drawings of normal and malignant cells is available in the RCSI archives.