Dr David Poller MD FRCPath  

Consultant Pathologist & Reader in Pathology, University of PortsmouthTreasurer & Membership Secretary, UK Endocrine Pathology Society www.ukeps.comMember Thyroid Subgroup NCRI Head & Neck Cancer Clinical Studies GroupMember 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


e-mail mail@pathology.co.uk


Selected Recent Publications


Malheiros DC, Canberk S, Poller DN, Schmitt F. Thyroid Fine-Needle Aspiration  Cytology: Causes of false-positive results. Cytopathology. 2018 May 16. doi:10.1111/cyt.12575.


Thompson LDR, Poller DN, Kakudo K, Burchette R, Nikiforov YE, Seethala RR. An International Interobserver Variability Reporting of the Nuclear Scoring Criteriato Diagnose Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm with Papillary-Like NuclearFeatures: a Validation Study. Endocr Pathol. 2018 Mar 6. doi: 10.1007/s12022-018-9520-0.


Poller DN, Glaysher S. Molecular pathology and thyroid FNA. Cytopathology.2017 Dec;28(6):475-481. doi: 10.1111/cyt.12492. 

Poller DN. Value of cytopathologist review of ultrasound examinations in non-diagnostic/unsatisfactory thyroid FNA. Diagn Cytopathol. 2017Dec;45(12):1084-1087. doi: 10.1002/dc.23822.


Basolo F, Macerola E, Ugolini C, Poller DN, Baloch Z. The Molecular Landscape of Noninvasive Follicular Thyroid Neoplasm With Papillary-like Nuclear Features(NIFTP): A Literature Review. Adv Anat Pathol. 2017 Sep;24(5):252-258. doi:10.1097/PAP.0000000000000163.


Poller DN, Johnson SJ. Recent Developments in the Pathology of Thyroid Cancer.Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2017 May;29(5):278-282. doi:10.1016/j.clon.2017.01.006.


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.