International Advisors

The College’s overseas territories are divided into six regions. Each region is represented by an International regional Advisor who is appointed for a term of 3 years and is a member of the International Committee. International regional Advisors provide proactive advice, leadership and direction in relation to the development and implementation of the College’s activities within their respective regions.  They also act as the College’s official representative, promoting the College’s standards, expertise and values to key regional stakeholders and decision-makers.

International Advisors

  • Dr Oliseyenum Nwose (USA)

    International Advisor for Americas

    Dr Nwose is a Pharmaceutical Physician and Vice President, Medical Affairs of US-based pharmaceutical company. He has over 25 years of experience in pharmaceutical research, development and clinical medicine and has conducted several multicentre multinational clinical trials in diverse therapeutic areas. Dr Nwose obtained his primary medical degree from the College of Medicine, University of Lagos in Nigeria and completed his masters in clinical biochemistry at the University of Leeds, UK. He also holds postgraduate degrees in clinical pathology and pharmaceutical medicine from the Royal College of Pathologists and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians respectively.

  • Dr Monica Terlizzo (UK)

    International Advisor for Europe

    Dr Monica Terlizzo is a Consultant Histopathologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, where she works in the gastrointestinal and skin units.  She is also involved in the implementation of digital pathology within the Trust and support several research trials.  Her areas of interest are hepto-pancreatobilairy, gastrointestinal, neuroendocrine (and endocrine) and dermatopathology.  Prior to her appointment at the Royal Marsden in 2016, Dr Terlizzo was a Consultant Histopathologist at Aintree University Hospital, where she became the lead pathologist for hepatobiliary, upper GI and dermatopathology. 

  • Professor Ismail Matalka (Jordan)

    International Advisor for Middle East and North Africa

    Dr Ismail Matalka is a Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Jordan University of Science and Technology in Irbid, Jordan and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of King Abdullah University Hospital. He previously served as the Dean of School Medicine (September 2014 - August 2016) and Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at King Abdullah University Hospital (September 2002 - August 2015). His previous roles have also included President of the Arab Division of the International Academy of Pathology and President of the Jordanian Society of Pathologists. He has been the Secretary of the Arab Board of Pathology for the last five years and served as Chairman of the Arab School of Pathology for six years (2007 – 2013). He has published sixty publications and his research interest varies but focuses on standardization and quantification of pathological features and incorporating these in the diagnostic applications. He has served on several national committees of Laboratory regulations and licensing and medical education, curriculum development and assessment.   

  • Dr Gary Tse (Hong Kong)

    International Advisor for South East Asia

    Dr Gary Tse has been the Senior Medical Officer and Director of Autopsy Services at Prince of Wales Hospital in Shatin, Hong Kong for the past 19 years. He is also an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and Honorary Professor at the Second People’s Hospital in Shenzhen. He is the President of both the Hong Kong Division of the IAP, Convener of the Assmebly of the Asia Pacific IAP, and Asia VP for IAP. He is also the past president of the Asian Pacific Society of Molecular and Immunohistology and International Association of Chinese Pathologists. Since 2014 he has been the Honorary Advisor in breast pathology for the Hong Kong Breast Oncology Group. Dr Tse has organised numerous annual teaching courses for pathologists and residents to underserved areas within South East Asia. As a breast pathologist, he plays a major role in the multi-disciplinary group ‘The Asian Breast Diseases Association’, which is a strong advocate for a multidisciplinary approach in the management of breast diseases. He has published more than 200 original journal articles and plays editorial roles for several international journals.

  • Professor Adekunle Adesina (USA)

    International Advisor - sub-Saharan Africa

    Dr Adesina has over 32 years’ experience in diagnostic pathology and global experience and involvement in pathology education. He coordinates the United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) and West African Division of the International Academy of Pathology (WADIAP) School of Pathology, serves as leading Editor of the Atlas of Paediatric brain tumours. His other roles include Chief Editor for the Neuropathology section of the e-pathology/e-medicine textbook for WebMD &Medscape and is a member of the Test Development and Advisory Committee of the American Board of Pathology in Molecular Genetic Pathology. He is a recipient of the award of the 1st Benjamin Oluwakayode and Olabopo Osuntokun Visiting Professorship (endowed Chair in the Neurosciences, University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2008). Dr Adesina serves as the lead for Pathology for the African Organization for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC) and holds membership of the AORTIC Council, the International Academy of Pathology’s (IAP) Education Committee and is the lead for Friends of Africa-USCAP initiative.

  • Professor Lai-Meng Looi (Malaysia)

    International Advisor for Western Pacific

    Professor Lai-Meng Looi is a University of Malaya (UM) Distinguished Professor and Senior Consultant Histopathologist to its Medical Centre. She studied medicine in Singapore and later trained in Anatomical Pathology. Her previous roles include Professorial Chair of Pathology, Department Head, Deputy Dean (Postgraduate) and representative to the Malaysian Medical Council. She has been an honoured visiting Professor to Harvard Medical School, recipient of the National Science Award and ASEAN Outstanding Scientist Award. She is a Fellow and an Examiner for both Royal Colleges of Pathologists (UK and Australasia). As past-President of the College of Pathologists, Academy Medicine Malaysia, she was instrumental in the development of pathology laboratory accreditation standards for Malaysia, the Pathology Act and several national guidelines on pathology and laboratory practices. She is the Past-President of World Association of Societies of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (WASPaLM).