Paola Domizio

Paola Domizio

Professor of Pathology Education

Paola Domizio is Professor of Pathology Education and Honorary Consultant in Histopathology. Her major fields of interest are medical education and paediatric gastrointestinal pathology, in which she has a national reputation. For many years she has been Director of Pathology teaching at Barts and the London, but also has a wider role in curriculum development and management and running examinations. She was the inaugural chairman of the Education subcommittee of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, during which time she co-ordinated the development of a national undergraduate curriculum in pathology. She has also held several positions of responsibility in relation to postgraduate education.

She is currently Director of Public Engagement at the Royal College of Pathologists, striving to increase the public understanding of science and medicine and improving the public and media image of pathology. To this end, she has contributed regularly to radio programs and to the television news, particularly during the media coverage of organ retention. During her time as Registrar of the Royal College of Pathologists, she sat on many national committees and was involved in national initiatives such as the development of new workload guidelines in histopathology.

Outside of work her main passion is Chelsea football club (predating Abramovich by many years) and most of her Saturday afternoons are spent strolling down the Fulham Road to Stamford Bridge stadium. She is a proud italophile, her particular passions being spaghetti alle vongole, Ferrari cars and the Azzuri national football team.


Medical education, Gastrointestinal pathology


Pathology Teaching in the 21st century. Domizio P, Wilkinson M.
The Clinical Teacher 2006: 3 (1); 53-9

Career choices for pathology: national surveys of graduates of 1974-2002 from UK medical schools. Lambert TW, Goldacre J, Turner G, Domizio P, du Boulay C. Journal of Pathology 2006: 208; 446-52

Autistic enterocolitis. Is it a histopathological entity? McDonald TT, Domizio P
Histopathology 2007: 50; 371-9

Giving a good lecture. Domizio P. Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology 2008: 14;284-288

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  • Teaching Teaching and Medical Education
  • Deputy Director for Teaching, Blizard Institute
  • Director of Pathology teaching, Barts and the London
  • Teacher on numerous courses
  • Member of Medical Education Committee
  • Member of Curriculum 08 development group


  • Principal internal examiner for the final MB BS exam (part 6)
  • Deputy chair of exam board for part 4 MB BS exam
  • Member of year 3 and year 5 OSCE examination committees
  • Member of SMD Medical Assessment Committee
  • External examiner for Sheffield University (previously for Leeds, Bristol, Dundee, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton Universities, St.George’s and Imperial College London)
  • External examiner for Leicester University BSc students
  • Examiner in Basic Sciences for MRCS exam

Further information


  • Academic Year Tutor
  • Member, Admissions and Recruitment Panel
  • Chairman, SMD Prizes Committee
  • Chairman, Pathology Museums subcommittee
  • Curator, Barts and the Royal London Pathology Museums
  • Referee for 7 journals


  • Member of GMC’s Certification Appeals Panel


  • Vice-President of men’s football club and drama society
  • Member, staff-student liaison committee


Pathology Group
Blizard Institute
 Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry
 c/o Dept of Cellular Pathology
Royal London Hospital
Pathology & Pharmacy Building
 80 Newark Street
E1 2ES

020 3246 0174
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