It is with sadness that we recently learnt of the death of Professor Sami Shousha from Covid 19 Coronavirus infection. He was very well known and respected by all breast pathologists in the UK, tremendously committed to his work and to teaching others.
Sami trained in histopathology at The Royal Free Hospital and the School of Medicine, London and worked at Charing Cross Hospital from 1978 where he continued to support and manage the breast histopathology service long after others would have retired. He held an honorary professorship of histopathology at Imperial College, London supporting the UK cancer research laboratories based at Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals as well as conducting his own research studies, particularly in hormone receptors He published over 290 papers, review articles and chapters in books, mainly dealing with aspects of diagnostic breast pathology.
Sami perhaps became most fondly known as the organiser of his an annual international week-long course of "Diagnostic Histopathology of Breast Disease" held at Charing Cross Hospital for consultant histopathologists from all over the World. He was always happy and smiling, so enthusiastic and passionate about his work as well as loving to support and teach others. He will be missed by us all.
-Professor Ian Ellis
Professor Sami Shousha