Keith Kerr BSc, MB, ChB, FRCPath, FRCPE
Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
Professor Keith Kerr graduated BSc with first class honours in Pathology in 1978, MB ChB in 1981, followed by post-graduate training in Pathology at Edinburgh University Medical School and the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. He obtained MRCPath in 1988, FRCPath in 1998 and was elected Honorary FRCP(Ed) in 2006. He has been a Consultant Pathologist in Aberdeen since 1989. He was awarded an Honorary Chair in Pulmonary Pathology by the University of Aberdeen in 2006.
He has had a career long interest in lung cancer for over 35 years and has research interests in pulmonary pre-neoplasia and carcinogenesis, in lung tumour diagnosis and classification and in the identification of predictors of therapy response.
Throughout his career, he has worked in diagnostic histopathology with a special interest in Thoracic Pathology, but has always maintained close links with the clinical practice of thoracic medicine, especially thoracic oncology. He has maintained an active research interest in his own laboratory as well as through national and international collaboration. He enjoys his ongoing commitments to under- and postgraduate teaching.