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Dr Richard Flavin

Consultant Histopathologist

Speciality: Histopathology

Sub specialities: Haematopathology, molecular pathology

Dr Flavin is a consultant histopathologist, current head of the Histopathology Department and director of the Histopathology Cancer Biobank at St James’s Hospital. He is a clinical associate professor at Trinity College Dublin. 

  • Dr Flavin qualified from University College Cork (UCC) in 1999, completed his higher professional training in Dublin in 2006 and subsequently worked as senior scientist/interim associate director at the Centre for Molecular Oncologic Pathology (CMOP) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, USA. He returned to Ireland and took up his current position at St James’s Hospital in 2012.

    Dr Flavin has a Medical Doctorate and PhD from Trinity College Dublin and is a fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists, UK and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland.

  • • Haematopathology lead for the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) Haematology Expert Advisory Group
    • Chairman of the NCCP Haematopathology Leads Group
    • Haematopathology lead for the Lymphoma Forum of Ireland
    • Member of the British Lymphoma Pathology Group
    • Member of the European Society for Haematopathology

  • Dr Flavin’s subspecialist interests are in haematopathology and cancer molecular diagnostics. His specific research interests are in lymphoma diagnostics and non-coding RNA (ribonucleic acid).

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