foto Lopez_Beltran

Antonio Lopez Beltran


  • Assistant Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Cordoba University Medical School, Cordoba, Spain 1986-2007
  • Staff pathologist, Hospital Reina Sofia, Cordoba, Spain 1983-2007
  • Full-Professor of Anatomic Pathology, Córdoba University Medical School, Cordoba, Spain 2007-2013
  • Director of Anatomic Pathology, Althia Health Translational Research 2011-13



  • Full-Professor of Anatomic Pathology (Part Time), Córdoba University Medical School, Cordoba, Spain 2013-current
  • Director of Anatomic Pathology, Champalimaud Clinical Center, CCU, Lisbon, Portugal since July 2013-current



  • Medical Degree, University of Seville, 1973-1979
  • Residency in Anatomic Pathology, University of Seville 1979-1982
  • PhD Experimental Pathology, University of Cordoba 1981-1984


  • Anatomic Pathology, University College Hospital, London, UK, 1986 (6 months)
  • Oncopathology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, 1987-1989 (2 years)
  • Uropathology/Surgical Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1995 (6 months)
  • Molecular Oncology, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, 2006 (1 month)



  • Member of the USCAP and the European Society of Pathology (ESP)
  • Founding Member of the International Society of Uropathology-ISUP
  • Chairman, Eurpean Working Group on Urologic Pathology (ESP)
  • Chairman, European Section of Uropathology (ESUP) (full section member of the European Association of Urology-EAU)



  • Member of the Experts Panel on Urologic Tumors who developed the 2004 WHO classification of Urologic Tumors (Book published 2004).
  • Member of the Experts Panel attending the International Society of Urological Pathology (ISUP) Prostate Cancer Grading Panel Meeting. Chicago, Nov 1, 2014.
  • Member of the Experts Panel on Urologic Tumors who developed the 2016 WHO classification of Urologic Tumors (Book published 2016).



Expert-scape Expertise in Urogenital Neoplasms Worldwide (2014/2015):

Position 25 out of >75.217 experts.



PubMed 456 entries (Lopez-Beltran A; Beltran AL) (accessed April 16th, 2016)


10 most quoted publications:

  1. Epstein J I; M B Amin; V R Reuter; F K Mostofi; F Algaba; Allsbrook; A G Ayala; M J Becich; Lopez Beltran, Antonio; L Boccon-Gibod; D G Bostwick and the bladder consensus conference committee. A consensus classification of the urothelial lesions of the urinary bladder. American Journal of Surgical Pathology 22:1435-1448, 1998 (Citaciones 897)
  2. A LopezBeltran, M Scarpelli, R Montironi, Z Kirkali. WHO classification of the renal tumors of the adults – European Urology, Volume 49, Issue 5, May 2006, Pages 798–805 (Citaciones 541)
  3. Bostwick D G; Pacelli A; Lopez Beltran, Antonio. Molecular biology of prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia. Prostate 29:117-134, 1996 (Citaciones 224)
  4. Lopez Beltran, Antonio; A Pacelli; H J Rothenberg; P C Wollan; H Zincke; M L Blute; D G Bostwick. Carcinosarcoma and sarcomatoid carcinoma of the bladder: clinicopathological study of 41 cases. Journal of Urology 159:1497-1503, 1998 (Citaciones 238)
  5. Cheng L, XJ Yang, A lopezbeltran, et al Small cell carcinoma of the urinary bladder: a clinicopathologic analysis of 64 patients – Cancer, 2004, 101 :957-962. (Citaciones 225)
  6. A Lopez-Beltran, S Suzigan, R Montironi et al. Multilocular cystic renal cell carcinoma: a report of 45 cases of a kidney tumor            of low malignant potential … – American journal of Clinical Pathology125:217-222, 2006 (Citaciones 167)
  7. L Cheng, M-T Sung, P Cossu-Rocca, TD Jones, GT MacLennan, J De Jong, A Lopez-Beltran, R Montironi, LHJ Looijenga. OCT4: biological functions and clinical applications as a marker of germ cell neoplasia. The Journal of Pathology Volume 211, Issue 1, pages 1–9, January 2007 (citaciones 187)
  8. A LopezBeltran, G Sauter, T Gasser, A Hartmann, BJ et al – World Health Organization classification of tumors, 2004. Infiltrating urothelial carcinoma (Citaciones 220)
  9. A LopezBeltran, R Montironi – Non-invasive urothelial neoplasms: according to the most recent WHO classification. European urology, Volume 46, Issue 2, August 2004, Pages 170–176. (Citaciones 157)
  10. A Lopez-Beltran, L Cheng. Histologic variants of urothelial carcinoma: differential diagnosis and clinical implications- Human pathology, 2006 Nov;37(11):1371-88. (Citaciones 134)