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Thomas Brenn

UoE Honorary staff

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Dr. Thomas Brenn graduated magna cum laude from the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg (Heidelberg, Germany) where he received his MD and PhD degrees. After postdoctoral fellowships in the Departments of Genetics and Pathology at Stanford University (Stanford, CA, USA) and residency training in Anatomic Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Boston, MA, USA), he pursued subspecialty fellowships with Drs Phillip McKee and Christopher Fletcher in Dermatopathology, Soft Tissue Tumor Pathology and Surgical Pathology. In 2003, Dr. Brenn joined the faculty of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and was a consultant in pathology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute.  In 2007, he was made Consultant Dermatopathologist and Head of Dermatopathology at NHS Lothian University Hospitals Trust and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland). Dr. Brenn is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology (Anatomic Pathology) and Dermatology (Dermatopathology). He is the current Chair of the Skin Working Group of the European Society of Patology (ESP), Chief Examiner for the RCPath Diploma in Dermatopathology and Associate Editor for Histopathology. He is also a member of the steering committee of the National Specialist EQA scheme in Dermatopathology and served on the executive committee of the British Society for Dermatopathology.  He has contributed to major textbooks in Dermatology and Dermtopathology and is a co-editor of the 4th edition of McKee’s Pathology of the Skin. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of cutaneous soft tissue tumours, skin adnexal tumours as well as melanocytic tumour pathology. 

Head, Dermatopathology Service

Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pathology

NHS Lothian University Hospitals Trust and The University of Edinburgh

Department of Pathology
Western General Hospital 
Crewe Road 
Edinburgh, EH4 2XU 
Tel: +44 131 537 1957


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