Sarah Pinder


Professor of breast pathology and honorary consultant breast pathologist


Sarah Pinder is chair of breast pathology at King's College London and is the lead specialist breast pathologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital/King’s Healthcare Partners and has a large referral practice in addition to her ‘routine’ NHS histopathology workload.

She Chairs the National Coordinating Committee for Breast Pathology (NCCBP) for the Royal College of Pathologists/UK NHS Breast Screening Programme (BSP) and is a member of several other BSP committees, such as the Advisory Committee for Breast Cancer Screening and the Clinical Advisory Group.

She is also a member of a number of clinical trial and translational research committees, including the low risk DCIS trial (LORIS) (as central review pathologist), OPTIMA, MAMMO50, SMALL and NOSTRA, amongst others.

Education and training

  • FRC Path, January 2002
  • Final MRC Path, November 1993
  • MB ChB, Manchester University, 1986.

Research interests

Sarah's research is focused on breast cancer pathology (both in situ and invasive). Features that predict the behaviour of this very clinically and biologically variable disease are investigated through genomic, molecular and histological techniques.


Sarah has published over 300 articles in the peer-reviewed literature, and over 100 invited articles and chapters.

Find a list of Sarah Pinder's publications on KCL.

Last updated: April 2022

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