Dr Alan William Hugh Bates

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Consultant histopathologist



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Phone number: 020 7830 2227

Email address: alan.bates@nhs.net

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Dr Bates taught anatomy and pathology at Queen Mary College London before joining the Royal Free in 2003. His interests include paediatric gastroenterology, teaching and training, and medical museums.


  • The Anatomy of Robert Knox: Murder, Mad Science and Medical Regulation in Nineteenth-Century Edinburgh. Brighton: Sussex Academic Press, 2010, ix+228pp, ISBN 978-1-84519-381-2
  • Emblematic Monsters: Unnatural Conceptions and Deformed Births in Early Modern Europe. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005, vi+334 pp, ISBN 9042018623 
  • Vivisection, virtue ethics, and the law in nineteenth-century Britain. J Anim Ethics, in press.
  • Retrogressive development: transcendental anatomy and teratology in nineteenth-century Britain. Med Secoli, in press
  • N Simmonds, M Furman, E Karanika, A Phillips, A W H Bates. Paneth cell metaplasia in newly diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease in children. BMC Gastroenterology 2014; 14: 93
  • M Mutalib, A Bates, M Furman, M Khan, D Woodman, A Kader. Oesophagitis dissecans in a child with vomiting. J Paediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2013; 57: e33
  • A W H Bates, M Ram. Fibro-osteochondroma of the uterus. Ind J Pathol Microbiol 2012; 55: 555–6
  • Diagnosing eosinophilic colitis: histopathological pattern or nosological entity? Scientifica (Cairo) 2012, ID682576
  • S Behjati, J E A K Bamfo, A W Bates, S Veerareddy. A near miss – lessons from a case of omental pregnancy. J Obstetr Gynaecol 2009; 29: 559–60
  • S Behjati, M Zilbauer, R Heuschkel, A Phillips, C Salvestrini, F Torrente, AW Bates. Defining eosinophilic colitis in children – insights from a retrospective case-series. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2009; 49: 208–15
  • A D Ramsay, A W Bates, S Williams, N J Sebire. Variable antigen expression in hepatoblastomas. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol 2008; 16: 140–7
  • ‘Indecent and demoralising representations:’ public anatomy museums in mid-Victorian England. Med Hist 2008; 52: 1–22
  • L Cook, E Al-Hendawi, A W Bates, M Brennan, C Salvestrini, M Malik, F Torrente, O Ogunbiyi, A Lewis, R B Heuschkel. Limited ileo-caecal resection for localised Crohn’s disease in childhood: Clinical outcome and predictors of further surgery. Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis 2007; 1: 82–6
  • E Anastasakis, EG Zhang, AW Bates, MA Abdel-Aal, RA Kadir. Parapagus dicephalus dibrachius tripus: an unusual case of conjoined twins. Prenat Diagn 2007; 27: 1165–6
  • A Bates, AW Bates. Lãn Ông (Lê Hữu Trác, 1720–1791) and the Vietnamese medical tradition. J Med Biog 2007; 15: 158–64
  • Dr Kahn’s museum: obscene anatomy in Victorian London. J R Soc Med 2006; 99: 618–24
  • A Dzwonek, M Clapson, S Withey, A Bates, V Novelli. Severe gynecomastia in an African boy with perinatally acquired human immunodeficiency virus infection receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2006; 25: 183–4
  • A W Bates, K Nale. Segmentation defects of human axial skeleton without dysostoses or skeletal dysplasias. Fetal Pediatr Pathol 2005; 24: 121–7
  • Good, common, regular, and orderly: early modern classifications of monstrous births. Soc Hist Med 2005; 18: 141–58
  • The sooterkin doctor: the London career of John Maubray (1700–1732), andro-boethogynist. J Med Biog 2004; 12: 147–53
  • The sooterkin dissected: the theoretical basis of animal births to human mothers in early modern Europe. Vesalius 2003; 9: 6–14
  • Autopsy on a case of Roberts syndrome reported in 1672: the earliest description? Am J Med Genet 2003; 117A: 92–6
  • Conjoined twins in the sixteenth century. Twin Research 2002; 5: 521–8
  • A W Bates, S I Baithun. The significance of secondary neoplasms of the urinary and male genital tract. Virchows Arch 2002; 440: 640–7
  • A W Bates, S I Baithun. Secondary solid neoplasms of the prostate: a clinico-pathological series of 51 cases. Virchows Arch 2002; 440: 392–6 
  • A W Bates, C M Hall, H Morgan, E M Rosser, I Scheimberg. Lethal acrofacial dysostosis, pre- and post-axial defects of the hands, and bilateral renal agenesis. Clin Dysmorphol 2002; 11: 63–6
  • A case of Roberts syndrome described in 1737. J Med Genet 2001; 38: 565–7
  • A W Bates, V V Smith. Symptomatic diffuse colonic lipomatosis in Proteus syndrome. Histopathology 2001; 39: 103–4
  • The De Monstrorum of Fortunio Liceti: a landmark of descriptive teratology. J Med Biog 2001; 9: 49–54
  • N Dutt, A W Bates, S I Baithun.  Secondary neoplasms of the male genital tract with different patterns of involvement in adults and children. Histopathology 2000; 37: 323–31
  • Birth defects described in Elizabethan ballads. J R Soc Med 2000; 93: 202–7
  • A W Bates, R M Feakins, I Scheimberg. Congenital gastrointestinal stromal tumour is morphologically indistinguishable from the adult form, but does not express CD117 and carries a favourable prognosis. Histopathology 2000; 37: 316–22
  • A W Bates, A J Norton, S I Baithun. Malignant lymphoma of the urinary bladder: a clinicopathological study of 11 cases. J Clin Pathol 2000; 53: 458–61
  • A W Bates, S I Baithun. Secondary neoplasms of the bladder are histological mimics of nontransitional cell primary tumours: clinicopathological and histological features of 282 cases. Histopathology 2000; 36: 32–40
  • A W Bates, S M Dodd. Anomalies in cephalothoracopagus synotus twins and their implications for morphogenesis in conjoined twins. Pediatr Dev Pathol 1999; 2: 464–72  
  • A W Bates, S I Baithun. Renal cell carcinoma metastatic to bladder. Report of three cases. J Urol Pathol 1999; 10: 71–6  
  • Association between situs inversus and fluctuating asymmetry: an experimental study in larvae of the South African clawed toad, Xenopus laevis. Anim Biol 1998; 7: 131–9  
  • A W Bates, A W Fegan, S I Baithun. Xanthogranulomatous cystitis associated with malignant neoplasms of the bladder. Histopathology 1998; 33: 212–15
  • Variation in major pulmonary fissures: incidence in fetal post-mortem examinations and a review of significant extrapulmonary structural malformations in sixty cases. Pediatr Dev Pathol 1998; 1: 289–94  
  • A W Bates, S I Baithun. Atypical mixed tumor of the skin: histologic, immunohistochemical, and ultrastructural features in three cases and a review of the criteria for malignancy. Am J Dermatopathol 1998; 20: 35–40
  • J M Barua, A W Bates, S I Baithun. Squamous-cell carcinoma arising in a para-urethral cyst. Br J Urol 1997; 80: 158–9  
  • A W Bates, S Dev, S I Baithun. Malakoplakia and colo-rectal adenocarcinoma. Postgrad Med J 1997; 73: 171–3
  • Thoracic renal ectopia with diaphragmatic eventration. Patologia 1996; 29: 269–71 
  • S Vohra, A W Bates, S I Baithun. A rare adnexal tumour of the hallux – malignant chondroid syringoma. The Foot 1996; 6: 175–7
  • A W Bates, A M C Burgess, C M Field, E Katchburian. Ultrastructural study of contacts between cells of the dorsal ectoderm and chordamesoderm during gastrulation in Xenopus laevis. Acta Anat 1988; 133: 5–9