Dr A Shivane

Image of Dr Shivane Consultant Neuropathologist

Qualifications: MBBS, MD (Pathology), DPB, DNB (Pathology), FRCPath (Neuropathology)

General information:
Dr Shivane graduated in India in 1998. He then completed a post graduate Master’s degree (MD, taught) in General Pathology from Mumbai University in 2001. He also completed a Diploma in Pathology & Bacteriology (DPB, from The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Bombay, 2001) and the Diplomate of National Board of Examinations (DNB, in Pathology, New Delhi, India, 2003).

He worked briefly as a Senior Registrar in the Department of Neuropathology at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru, India, where he developed keen interest in Neuropathology.

Dr Shivane came to England to undertake Higher Specialist Training in Neuropathology in Leeds.  After training in Leeds for 4 years he successfully completed the FRCPath examination in Neuropathology and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2008. He did a short fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA, under the supervision of Dr David Louis and Dr Matthew Frosch. He worked as a Locum Neuropathologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, for a short period before he was appointed to a substantive Consultant position in the Department of Cellular & Anatomical Pathology at Derriford Hospital in 2009.

Previous roles:

He served as the Honorary Secretary to British Neuropathological Society (2013-16)

Current roles: 

  1. He is a member of the Clinical Practice Committee of the British Neuropathological Society (2016-19)
  2. He is the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) Assessor on Consultant Advisory Appointment Committee (AAC) for Neuropathology
  3. He is the Honorary Secretary to the British Association for Ophthalmic Pathology (BAOP) (2017-2020)
  4. He is the Head of the Department of Cellular & Anatomical Pathology (2017-20)

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Research Interests:

His research interests include Schwann cells, myelination, regeneration/repair and Schwannomas, and he collaborates with the Neurosciences Research team at the Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD).

He has co-authored a book titled ‘Neuropathology Simplified’ which is aimed for pathologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists. This book serves as a beginner’s guide to the vast field of Neuropathology.


General areas of expertise:

  • Neuropathology,
  • Ophthalmic Pathology
  • Lymphomas


Particular areas of expertise:

  • CNS tumours
  • Neuromuscular
  • Peripheral Nerve diseases

Contact details:

Department of Cellular & Anatomical Pathology, Level 4, Derriford

Hospital, Plymouth, PL6 8DH. Tel: (Office) 01752 432 033; (Secretary) 01752 432 653.

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