Dr Glen Dixon

Cellular Pathology


Location: TDL London, The Halo
Special interests: Cytopathology


Dr Glen Dixon was born in Lancashire in the UK. He graduated in Medicine at the University of Liverpool in 1987 and achieved MRCPath in 1993 and FRCPath in 2003. He has worked as a consultant histopathologist and cytopathologist in Manchester (1995–99) and London (1999 to date). He has held senior positions in the NHS, including at the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead and St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, both major teaching hospitals in London. He has worked in the independent sector in Central London for 19 years, including as Medical Director Cytopathology at Unilabs/IHS (2001–12) and Clinical Director Cytopathology at HCA Laboratories, HCA Healthcare UK (2014 to date). 

He currently provides a comprehensive cytopathology service, with specialist expertise in all aspects of cytopathology. This includes rapid on site evaluation (ROSE), one-stop breast and head and neck cytology, EBUS and EUS cytology, gynaecological cytology and HPV testing, serous effusion cytology, urine, synovial fluid and CSF cytology, bronchial lavage and BAL samples, biliary brushings, fine needle aspiration (FNA) technique, on-site reporting of ultrasound- and CT-guided FNA samples and interpretation of immunocytochemistry, FISH, NGS and flow cytometry results on cytology samples. 

He regularly attends several cancer multidisciplinary meetings and sits on various tumour boards. He also reports gynaecological histopathology (cervical/vaginal biopsies, LLETZ and cervical cone biopsies). He is a member of the British Association for Cytopathology (BAC) and the British Association of Gynaecological Pathology (BAGP). He has co-authored a book chapter on thyroid cytopathology and several articles published in peer-reviewed journals. He has previously chaired the UK non-gynaecological (diagnostic) cytology EQA scheme, and is a reviewer for Cytopathology journal. He regularly teaches in the UK and abroad, and undertakes medico-legal work relating to cytopathology.