Professional background

Manuel Rodriguez–Justo is a consultant pathologist at UCL hospitals. He graduated in Madrid (Spain) and trained in histopathology at University Hospital of Getafe (Madrid) and the Royal Marsden Hopsital (London).

Manuel has completed his MSc in the molecular oncology and molecular basis of cancer (European School of Oncology) and currently he is doing a MD in colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease (Cancer Research UK and University College London).

Manuel is the histopathologist lead in the upper gastro-intestinal tumour board (North London) and member of the professional executive and quality assurance group for the bowel cancer screening programme.

Research interests

His main clinical and research interests are gastrointestinal pathology (inflammatory bowel disease and colo-rectal cancer) and haematopathology (new diagnostic and prognostic markers in lymphomas and myelomas).

Manuel is clinical editor of the journal Clinical Medical Literature – Colo-rectal cancer.


Hyper-IgG4 disease: report and characterization of a new disease Neild GH, Rodriguez-Justo M, Wall C, Connolly JO. BMC
Medicine 2006,4:23

Autoimmune pancreatitis: Clinical and radiological features and objective response to steroid therapy in a UK series. Church NI, Pereira S, Deheragoda M, Sandanayake N, Amin Z, Lees WR, Gillams A, Rodriguez-Justo M, Novelli M, Seward EW,
Hatfield AR, Webster GJM. Am J Gastroenterology 2007,102:1-9

The utility of IgG4 immunostaining in diagnosing pancreatic and extrapancreatic involvement in autoimmune pancreatitis. Deheragoda M, Church NI, Rodriguez-Justo M, Munson P, Sandanyake N, Seward EW, Miller K, Novelli M, Hatfield ARW,
Pereira SP, Webster GJM. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2007,5:1229?34

Mechanisms of field characterization in the human stomach: The expansion and spread of mutated gastric stem cells.
McDonald SAC, Greaves L, Gutierrez L, Rodriguez-Justo M, Deheragoda M, Leedham J, Hunt T, Elia G, Oukrif D, Novelli
MR, Stoker DL, Wright NA. Gastroenterology 2008,134:500

Cyclin D1 positive diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Rodriguez-Justo M, Huang Y, ye H, Liu H, Chuang SS, Munson P, Prada puentes C, Kim I ,Du M Q, Bacon CM. Histopathology 2008,52 :900?2

Gastrointestinal Kaposi’s sarcoma: CD117 expression and the potential for misdiagnosis as gastrointestinal stromal tumour.
Parfitt JR, Rodriguez-Justo M, Feakins R, Novelli MR. Histopathology 2008,52:816

Clonality, founder mutations and field cancerization in ulcerative colitis-associated neoplasia. Leedham SJ, Oukrif D, McDonald SAC, Rodriguez-Justo M, Harrison R, Novelli MR, Jankowski JA, Wright NA. Gastroenterology 2008 (in press)

In?vivo dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) assessment of mural haemodynamics in Crohn’s disease: Correlation with histopathological markers of inflammation and angiogenesis. Taylor S, Punwani S, Rodriguez-Justo M, Bainbridge A, Greenhalgh R, De Vita E, Forbes A, Cohen R, Windsor A, Obichere A, Hasnmann A, Rjan J, Novelli MR, Halligan S. Radiology 2008 (in press)

Location matched histological validation of MRI parameters relating to mural Crohn’s disease activity. Punwani S, Rodriguez-justo M, Bainbridge A, Greenhalgh R, De Vita E, Forbes A, Cohen R, Windsor A, Obichere A, Hasnmann A, Rjan J, Novelli MR, Halligan S, Taylor S. Radiology 2008 (submitted)

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma with hyperplastic germinal centres: a neoplasia with origin in the outer zone of the germinal centre? Rodriguez-Justo M, Attygalle AD, Munson P, Roncador G, Marafioti T, Piris MA. Modern Pathology 2008 (in press)