Dr Martin Goddard was appointed as a Consultant Histopathologist at Royal Papworth Hospital in 1996. He provides a full range of diagnostic cardio thoracic pathology. He is the clinical lead for cardiac pathology including cardiac transplantation. He is Chairman of the National Cardiac Pathology Network and receives referred hearts from cases of Sudden Adult Death.

His major research interests are in the field of cardio vascular disease and cardiac transplantation in particular coronary artery vasculopathy.

He is currently the Business Unit Lead for Pathology. He provides a full range of diagnostic cardio thoracic pathology. He is the clinical lead for cardiac pathology including cardiac transplantation.

Dr Goddard is Chairman of the National Cardiac Pathology Network and receives referred hearts from cases of Sudden Adult Death.

Specialist Clinical Interests

Autopsies, Cardiac Transplant, Sudden Adult Death, Vascular Disease, Radiology/Pathology Correlations.

Research Interests

Transplantation, Sudden Adult Death.

Education and Training

1978 - 1981 Downing College, Cambridge
 Medical Science Tripos  2:1 BA

1981 - 1984 Oxford Medical School and St Catherines College


July 1984 MB BCh (Oxford)

Nov 1988 FRCS (Eng)

June 1994 MRCPath

2002 FRCPath

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Member of the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
Member of the Association of Clinical Pathologists
Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists
Pulmonary Pathology Club
Member of International Society of Heart Lung Transplantation
Royal College Advisor RC Path
Associate Lecturer at University of Cambridge
Chair of Pathology Council
Secretary of UKCPN

REcent and Important Publications

Plaque Structural Stress Estimations Improve Prediction of Future Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events After Intracoronary Imaging . Brown AJ, Teng Z, Calvert PA, Rajani NK, Hennessy O, Nerlekar N, Obaid DR, Costopoulos C, Huang Y, Hoole SP, Goddard M, West NE, Gillard JH, Bennett MR. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2016 Jun;9(6). pii: e004172. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.115.004172. PubMed PMID: 27307548.

Diagnostic yield of molecular autopsy in patients with sudden arrhythmic death syndrome using targeted exome sequencing. Nunn LM, Lopes LR, Syrris P, Murphy C, Plagnol V, Firman E, Dalageorgou C, Zorio E, Domingo D, Murday V, Findlay I, Duncan A, Carr-White G, Robert L, Bueser T, Langman C, Fynn SP, Goddard M, White A, Bundgaard H, Ferrero-Miliani L, Wheeldon N, Suvarna SK, O'Beirne A, Lowe MD, McKenna WJ, Elliott PM, Lambiase PD. Europace. 2016 Jun;18(6):888-96. doi: 10.1093/europace/euv285. Epub 2015 Oct 25. PubMed PMID: 26498160.

Direct Comparison of Virtual-Histology Intravascular Ultrasound and Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging for Identification of Thin-Cap Fibroatheroma . Brown AJ, Obaid DR, Costopoulos C, Parker RA, Calvert PA, Teng Z, Hoole SP, West NE, Goddard M, Bennett MR. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2015 Oct;8(10):e003487. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.115.003487. PubMed PMID: 26429760; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4596008.

Targeting pathogenic postischemic self-recognition by natural IgM toprotect against posttransplantation cardiac reperfusion injury. Atkinson C, Qiao F, Yang X, Zhu P, Reaves N, Kulik L, Goddard M, Holers VM,
Tomlinson S. Circulation. 2015 Mar 31;131(13):1171-80. doi: 0.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.114.010482. Epub 2015 Feb 17. PubMed PMID: 25825397; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4382916.

Coronary ostial compromise in aortic valve replacement: an avoidable complication. Farid S, Page A, Howell N, Goddard M, Abu-Omar Y, Jenkins DP, Nashef SA. Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann. 2015 Jun;23(5):535-42. doi: 10.1177/0218492315573105. Epub 2015 Feb 18. PubMed PMID: 25698796.

Mesenteric ischaemia following cardiac surgery: the influence of intraoperative perfusion parameters. Sastry P, Hardman G, Page A, Parker R, Goddard M, Large S, Jenkins DP. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep;19(3):419-24. doi: 10.1093/icvts/ivu139. Epub 2014 Jun 17. PubMed PMID: 24939960.

Dual-energy computed tomography imaging to determine atherosclerotic plaque composition: a prospective study with tissue validation. Obaid DR, Calvert PA, Gopalan D, Parker RA, West NE, Goddard M, Rudd JH,Bennett MR. J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr. 2014 May-Jun;8(3):230-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2014.04.007. Epub
2014 May 2. PubMed PMID: 24939072; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4070076.

The 2013 International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Working Formulation for the standardization of nomenclature in the pathologic diagnosis of antibody-mediated rejection in heart transplantation. Berry GJ, Burke MM, Andersen C, Bruneval P, Fedrigo M, Fishbein MC, Goddard M, Hammond EH, Leone O, Marboe C, Miller D, Neil D, Rassl D, Revelo MP, Rice A, Rene Rodriguez E, Stewart S, Tan CD, Winters GL, West L, Mehra MR, Angelini A. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Dec;32(12):1147-62. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2013.08.011. PubMed PMID: 24263017.

Atherosclerotic plaque composition and classification identified by coronary computed tomography: assessment of computed tomography-generated plaque maps compared with virtual histology intravascular ultrasound and histology. Obaid DR, Calvert PA, Gopalan D, Parker RA, Hoole SP, West NE, Goddard M, Rudd JH, Bennett MR. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013 Sep;6(5):655-64. doi: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.112.000250. Epub 2013 Aug 19. PubMed PMID: 23960215.

Donor brain death exacerbates complement-dependent ischemia/reperfusion injury in transplanted hearts
 Atkinson C, Floerchinger B, Qiao F, Casey S, Williamson T, Moseley E, Stoica S, Goddard M, Ge X, Tullius SG, Tomlinson S. Circulation. 2013 Mar 26;127(12):1290-9. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.000784. Epub 2013 Feb 26. PubMed PMID: 23443736; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3721358.

Pathology of pulmonary antibody-mediated rejection: 2012 update from the Pathology Council of the ISHLT
Berry G, Burke M, Andersen C, Angelini A, Bruneval P, Calabrese F, Fishbein MC, Goddard M, Leone O, Maleszewski J, Marboe C, Miller D, Neil D, Padera R, Rassl D, Revello M, Rice A, Stewart S, Yousem SA. J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Jan;32(1):14-21. doi: 10.1016/j.healun.2012.11.005.

Erratum in: J Heart Lung Transplant. 2013 Apr;32(4):473. Rassl, Doris; Calabrese, Fiorella. PubMed PMID: 23260701.

Histologic analysis of the right atrioventricular junction in the adult human heart. Messer S, Moseley E, Marinescu M, Freeman C, Goddard M, Nair S. J Heart Valve Dis. 2012 May;21(3):368-73. PubMed PMID: 22808841.

The value of post mortems in cardiac surgery: learning from the dead . De Silva RJ, Bhinda P, Goddard M, Choong CK. Heart Lung Circ. 2012 Mar;21(3):150-3. doi: 10.1016/j.hlc.2011.11.005. Epub 2011 Dec 21. PubMed PMID: 22192695.