Newcastle Laboratories

Dr. Akhtar Husain

Akhtar Hussain

Cellular Pathology, Laboratory Medicine Management Team

Laboratory Medicine Clinical Director & Lead Dermatopathologist


Clinical Director for Laboratory Medicine

Dermatopathology & Urological Pathology

Special Interests: Melanocytic lesions; skin cancers; management/leadership; appraisals.

I have over 26 years experience of surgical pathology.

I am currently the Lead Dermatopathologist and Clinical Director for Laboratory Medicine. Previously, I was the Clinical Head of Cellular Pathology for over four years and deputy CD for Laboratory Medicine. I trained in Glasgow and Aberdeen and moved to North East in 1997.

My clinical interests include benign and malignant melanocytic lesions, and skin cancers. My main speciality is dermatopathology and I work closely with dermatologists, dermatological surgeons and plastic surgeons. Urological pathology is my second speciality.

Among my other professional activities, I am an RCPath examiner and member of the Conjoint Board of RCPath.

My other passion is Management and Leadership, attended various leadership courses and awarded a fellowship, jointly by RCPath and DoH. I am Clinical Director for the Laboratory Medicine

I enjoy watching films, walking, reading books and spending time with the family.