About us Team Dr Michael Coppen MB BS FRCPath Dr Michael Coppen MB BS FRCPath is 62 year old retired histopathologist with twenty seven years exerience as a consultant. Working for twenty one years at Croydon University Hospital, four years at Ipswich Hospital and long locums at Yeovil and Royal berkshire Hospitals. Dr Coppen was a general histopathologist with a personal special interest in dermatopathology – especially malignant skin tumours. He endeavoured to provide the highest quality service in his work, gave intradepartmental second opinions, carried out audits, attended courses, read many books, articles and was the skin cancer MDT lead for many years at several hospitals including Ipswich and Royal Berkshire. Though retired and has taken voluntary erasure from the GMC register nevertheless he has an interest and compassion for melanoma sufferers. This is partly because of his Christian faith and partly because two of his family members have had and survived melanoma. According to literature he has a 600 times increased risk of the disease. Although he no longer practices Dr Coppen is happy to offer advice and input when required.