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Lucas, Sebastian - consultant histopathologist


Consultant profiles



Area of expertise: HIV clinical pathology

  • Biography

    Sebastian Lucas is a consultant histopathologist at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and Emeritus Professor of Pathology at King’s College London School of Medicine.

    He has specialised in infectious and tropical disease pathology since the late 1970s and worked on HIV clinical pathology since the mid-1980s. Working in Africa and London he has studied what HIV does in adults and children through autopsy and biopsy material, and wishes for greater liaison between clinicians and pathologists. 

    Sebastian made his name in the early 90s with his pioneering work on AIDS.

    Having performed autopsies on more than 1000 people who died of AIDS in Africa and England, Lucas knows as much as anyone about the multiple manifestations of the disease in different environments, and his findings have had a critical influence on the management and treatment of people with HIV.