David Snead

David is a full time NHS consultant pathologist and has been lead pulmonary and skin pathologist at the University Hospital Coventry since 1997. He has led the project to adopt digital pathology at UHCW for the last 9 years.

He now heads the UHCW NHS Trust Digital Pathology Centre of Excellence (CoE), an academic venture exploring the use of this technology in routine histopathology. The CoE collaborates closely with Professor Nasir Rajpoot and colleagues at the Computer Science School University of Warwick and is currently evaluating algorithms aimed at improving pathologist’s ability to accurately grade cancers and the automation of mundane time consuming quantitative tasks.

His other research interests are in improving early lung cancer diagnosis, and the pathology of neuroendocrine lung tumours.

After taking over as clinical director in 2009 he has established the Yvonne Carter Chair of Pathology at the University of Warwick and the centralisation of cellular pathology for Coventry and Warwickshire Pathology Services.

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