Department of Pathology

Division of Anatomical Pathology

pathology and sciences

Division Overview

The Division of Anatomical Pathology provides diagnostic histo- and cyto-pathology services for Sidra patients. This includes the macroscopic and microscopic analysis of body tissues, to diagnose a disease process. These tissues consist of small and large biopsy specimens, as well as placentas after delivery.

Cytopathology involves the diagnosis of disease using review of individual cells under the microscope: this includes cervical screening and fine needle aspiration specimens.

Our most sensitive role is to care for deceased fetuses and children. We may perform an autopsy, with parental consent, if a fetus, baby or child has died, to try to understand why this has occurred.

Division Services


Perinatal pathology and autopsy

Surgical pathology - gynecological

Surgical pathology - pediatric

Sidra outpatient clinic location map

“Patients and family members, if you are visiting the Sidra Outpatient Clinic, please follow the directions provided in this map for accurate directions. We ensure this map is always current and updated with any changes in routes.”


Operating Hours

Sunday - Thursday07:00 am - 03:00 pm
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Adrian Charles

Division Chief – Anatomical Pathology

Publications by the division

High expression of connective tissue growth factor accelerates dissemination of leukaemia

Oncogene. 2016 Sep 1;35(35):4591-600...
Wells JE Howlett M Halse HM Heng J Ford J Cheung LC Samuels AL Crook M Charles AK Cole CH Kees UR

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Published: 1 September 2016
Author(s): Adrian Charles

Evolution of Renal Cysts to Anaplastic Sarcoma of Kidney in a Child With DICER1 Syndrome

Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2016 Jul;63(7):1272-5...
Wu MK, Goudie C, Druker H, Thorner P, Traubici J, Grant R, Albrecht S, Weber E, Charles A, Priest JR, Fabian MR, Foulkes WD

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Published: 1 July 2016
Author(s): Adrian Charles

Gynecologic Manifestations of the DICER1 Syndrome

Surg Pathol Clin. 2016 Jun;9(2):227-41. doi: 10.1016/j...
Stewart CJ, Charles A, Foulkes WD

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Published: 1 June 2016
Author(s): Adrian Charles

Preclinical evaluation of drugs to block inflammation-driven preterm birth

Innate Immun. 2016 Nov 7. pii: 1753425916672313...
Ireland DJ, Nathan EA, Li S, Charles AK, Stinson LF, Kemp MW, Newnham JP, Keelan JA

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Published: 7 November 2016
Author(s): Adrian Charles

Evaluation of an international educational programme for health care professionals on best practice in the management of a perinatal death: IMproving Perinatal mortality Review and Outcomes Via Education (IMPROVE)

BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Nov 25;16(1):376...
Gardiner PA, Kent AL, Rodriguez V, Wojcieszek AM, Ellwood D, Gordon A, Wilson PA, Bond DM, Charles A, Arbuckle S, Gardener GJ, Oats JJ, Erwich JJ, Korteweg FJ, Duc TH, Leisher SH, Kishore K, Silver RM, Heazell AE, Storey C, Flenady V

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Published: 25 November 2016
Author(s): Adrian Charles

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