Speakers at London Dermatopathology Symposium 2017


Doru Andea (USA)

Dr. Aleodor (Doru) Andea is an Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He has a particular interest in molecular biology of melanocytic neoplasms with a focus on developing precision ancillary molecular tests to help classify and predict prognosis in histologically ambiguous melanocytic tumors. At the University of Michigan he has established and is leading the Molecular Dermatopathology Research Laboratory which functions as a dermatopathology core facility for skin cancer research and the Dermatopathology Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory providing clinical testing including SNP microarray and FISH for melanocytic tumors. He is also Program Director for the Dermatopathology Fellowship. As a side hobby he enjoys playing with digital pathology tools and is interested in exploring the potential for implementation of virtual pathology into clinical work. He was invited to deliver numerous national and international presentations on a variety of dermatopathology topics, with a focus on the molecular biology of melanocytic tumors and digital pathology. Dr. Andea is the author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications and over 100 abstracts, mainly in the field of dermatopathology.

Dr. Andea received his MD from “Victor Babes” University of Medicine, Timisoara, Romania in 1995. After completing 4 years of Orthopedic Surgery Residency in Romania he came to United States in 1999 to start an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. This was followed by fellowships in Oncologic Pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY (2003-2004), Dermatopathology at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC (2004-2005) and Molecular Pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering, New York, NY (2005-2006). He joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in July 2006 and spent six years at that institution, where he participated actively in teaching and clinical activities in Dermatopathology and Molecular Pathology. From 2008 he served as Director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship program as well as Medical Director of the In-situ Hybridization Laboratory and from 2009 as Dermatopathology Section Head. In 2009 Dr. Andea received the “Leonard H. Robinson” Award for Excellence in Resident Education in Anatomic Pathology. At UAB Dr. Andea developed a research interest in the molecular biology of melanocytic neoplasms and precision molecular diagnostic tests for histologically ambiguous melanocytic tumors. While at UAB, Dr. Andea earned a Master of Business Administration degree from UAB School of Business (2007-2010). In July 2012, Dr. Andea joined the University of Michigan, Department of Pathology as Associate Professor.


Phyu Aung (USA)

Dr. Aung earned her Medical Degree from the Institute of Medicine of Rangoon (Burma). She received her Ph.D. in Molecular Pathology from Hiroshima University School of Medicine in Japan. Subsequently she completed a research fellowship at Cleveland Clinic, OH and clinical residency in Anatomic Pathology at the National Cancer Institute/NIH, MD under the supervision of Dr. Elaine Jaffe. After completing a clinical fellowship in Dermatopathology at Boston Medical Center, under the supervision of Dr. Jag Bhawan, Dr. Aung joined the UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center. Her work in Cancer biology and cutaneous lesions has resulted in more than 40 original publications in peer-reviewed journals, five book chapters and approximately 100 poster/platform presentations at national (USA) and international conferences. Dr. Aung is a member of multiple Pathology and Dermatopathology Societies. Special interests include melanocytic neoplasms, cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders and molecular advancement of diagnostic Dermatopathology.


Arti Bakshi (UK)

Dr Bakshi is a consultant dermatopathologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, where she
has been working since 2012. She completed her medical degree from the University of Pune (India)
and completed her MD pathology at PGIMER, Chandigarh (India), before coming to UK in 2003. Most
of her general pathology training was in the North West Deanery, during which she developed an
interest in dermatopathology. She holds the FRCpath degree and the Royal College Diploma in
Dermatopathology . Dr Bakshi is a member of the executive committee of British Society of
Dermatopathology . She has a keen interest in teaching and regularly delivers talks in regional and
national dermatology/pathology meetings. Inflammatory skin pathology is her particular area of


Saqib Bashir (UK)

Dr Bashir is an expert in skin disease, skin surgery, skin cancer and aesthetic and laser dermatology.
Dr Bashir is currently in NHS practice at King’s College Hospital, London and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in Dermatology at King’s College, London. Additionally, he trains the next generation of dermatologists on the London Deanery training programme.


Miriam Birge (USA)

I practice Dermatopathology in New York City where I am the Medical Laboratory Director of the Schweiger Derm Group Pathology Laboratory.

I graduated from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and completed both my residency and fellowship at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.


Nooshin Brinster (USA)

Dr. Nooshin Brinster is a dermatologist and dermatopathologist on faculty at New York University in the United States. She did her undergraduate studies at Duke University where she graduated magna cum laude. She then graduated from The University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where she also spent 3 months studying with A. Bernard Ackerman M.D.  She completed an internship in internal medicine at The University of California San Francisco and trained in Dermatology at Johns Hopkins University where she was also chief resident.  She spent the next three years in private practice dermatology outside Philadelphia and then moved to Boston where she was on faculty at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  The following year she completed her dermatopathology fellowship in the Harvard Program, training with Martin Mihm, George Murphy and Steve Tahan.  She has an interest in alopecia and cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease. She has authored several peer reviewed articles as well as the textbook High Yield Dermatopathology with Phillip McKee.  She also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.


Jose Cardoso (Portugal)

Jose Cardoso is a Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, currently working at the Dermatology Department of the Coimbra Hospital and University Centre, Portugal.
Dr. Cardoso graduated from Lisbon Medical School, Portugal, in 2002. From 2005 to 2010 completed his training in Dermatology at the Dermatology Department of the University Hospital of Coimbra, Portugal.
From 2010 to 2012 he has worked as a Clinical Fellow in Dermatopathology at the Dermatopathology Department of the St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, London. He obtained the diploma in Dermatopathology of the Royal College of Pathologists and the Diploma in Dermatopathology attributed by the ICDP-UEMS.
He is a Diplomate Member of the Royal College of Pathologists for Dermatopathology, member of the International Society of Dermatopathology, the Portuguese Society of Dermatology and Venereology and the Portuguese Group of Dermatopathology.


Angelo Cassisa (Italy)

Dr. Angelo Cassisa  is Consultant Pathologist at the, Anatomic Pathology Unit of the Carlo Poma  General Hospital of Mantua, Italy (ASST-Mantova).

Dr Cassisa  completed his residency training in Anatomic Pathology at the University of Bologna, Italy.

Dr Angelo Cassisa is ICDP-UEMS Board Certified Dermatopathologist.

Dr. Cassisa’s principal interests include the clinical-pathologic correlation and pathophysiology of skin  diseases.
He has co-authored  several papers, especially in Dermatopathology, and has delivered several talks in Italy and abroad. He is an active member of ISDP,  AIDEPAT,  and SIAPEC (Dermatopathology and Patology Scientific Societies).

He is also the organizer and scientific director of the IDM (Incontri di Dermatopatologia a Mantova), a multidisciplinary dermatopathology meeting which has been  held in Mantua  since 2005 .


Rino Cerio (Italy)

Consultant Dermatologist and Senior Clinician for Barts and The London NHS Trust since April 1991. Prof Cerio is the UK’s only Professor of Dermatopathology at the Institute of Cellular Molecular Science (School of Medicine and Dentistry) Queen Mary’s University of London. Prof Cerio also continues to teach undergraduates and provide post-graduate teaching on dermatological and dermatopathological topics locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. His contributions to medical literature include more than 150 peer-reviewed publications, five books and 12 chapters including “Skin Histopathology” in the 6th and 7th editions of the “ROOK” book. He has made major contributions to the recently published World Health Organisation classification on Skin Tumours. For nearly 20 years, he has contributed to national and international dermatology and dermatopathology meetings. Recently, he has both organised meetings and been asked to be an invited speaker. He is examiner for the University of London, the Royal College of Pathologists and the UEMS International Committee of Dermatopathology. He was past President of the British Society for Dermatopathology, founder member and for five years President of the European Society for Dermatopathology.


Keith Duffy (USA)

Keith Duffy, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. He is also an investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute and the associate residency program director for the dermatology program.  Dr. Duffy is fellowship trained in both dermatopathology and Mohs micrographic surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology and the American College of Mohs Surgery.  His research interests include the surgical treatment of pigmented lesions, appropriate use of Mohs micrographic surgery, post-operative analgesia, and cutaneous wound healing.


Pier Alessandro Fanti (Italy)

Fields of interest: Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Dermatologic Surgery.

Education and Training: 01/10/1972 – 22/07/1978: Degree in Medicine University of Bologna, 30/11/1981: Specialization in Dermatology University of Bari, 8/10/1986: Specialization in Pathology University of Ferrara.

Currently responsible for the Oncological and Surgical Unit Dermatology University of Bologna.

Author of 147 articles on Pub Med.

Invited speaker and member of faculty in numerous congress.

Next President of AIDEPAT


Laurence Feldmeyer (CH)

Dr Laurence Feldmeyer is a Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, currently working at the Dermatology Department of the University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland.

She graduated from the Medical School of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, before earning a PhD in Cell Biology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETHZ). She obtained her diploma in Dermatology at the University Hospital of Zurich, followed by a specialization in Dermatopathology at the University Hospital of Lausanne. A grant from the Swiss Cancer Research Foundation allowed her to work for as a visiting scientist in the laboratory from Dr Kenneth Tsai at the UT-MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, and complete her dermatopathology specialization in the same hospital under the supervision of Dr Victor Prieto, visiting in parallel the sign-out from Dr Ronald Rapini at the University of Texas Health Science Center. She has authored or co-authored over 50-peer-reviewed publications. Her principal interests include soft tissue tumours, oral pathology and inflammatory diseases.


Anjela Galan MD (USA)

Dr. Galan is Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at Yale University School of Medicine, USA, where she is dedicated to the clinical and academic aspects of Dermatopathology. Dr. Galan received her Medical Degree from “N. Testimitanu” Kishinev State Medical Institute (USSR/Moldova) and completed her Pathology residency training at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine, followed by Surgical Pathology and Dermatopathology Fellowships training at Yale University School of Medicine (USA). Dr. Galan has presented at national (USA) and international conferences and is member of multiple Dermatology and Dermatopathology Societies. Special interests include melanocytic neoplasms, viral and spirochetal associated skin disorders, and advancement of diagnostic Dermatopathology.


Lynne Goldberg (USA)

Dr. Lynne Goldberg attended medical school at Downstate Medical Center in New York, and completed
residencies in both internal medicine at New York University School of Medicine and dermatology at
Albert Einstein College of Medicine before relocating to Boston for her fellowship in dermatopathology
at Boston University. She is currently a Professor of Dermatology and Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
at Boston University School of Medicine, where she divides her time between the practices of
dermatology and dermatopathology. In addition to signing out cases at the Skin Pathology Laboratory of Boston University, she directs the Hair Clinic at Boston Medical Center, where her clinical practice is
limited to patients with hair disorders. She serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cutaneous
Pathology, and is a scientific advisor to the Cicatricial Alopecia Research Foundation. She is an avid
teacher and lecturer and is the recipient of several teaching awards.


Mai Hoang (USA)

Dr. Mai Hoang is an anatomic pathologist specializing in dermatopathology. She received her medical education and pathology training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, surgical pathology fellowship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and dermatopathology fellowship at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  She is currently the medical director of the Pathology Immunohistochemistry Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. For eight years she has been the course director of the Harvard Combined Dermatopathology Update course held annually in Boston. She lectures at the American Society of Dermatopathology, International Society of Dermatopathology, and United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology annual meetings. She has published over 120 articles, and has authored and edited three books: “Melanocytic Lesions: a Case Based Approach”, “Vulvar Pathology”, and “Cutaneous Hematopathology”.



Dr. Akhtar Husain

Dr Akhtar Husain is a consultant Dermatopathology and Lead Dermatopathologist in Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust. He received his MBBS degree from Dow University of Health Sciences in Karachi in 1983. He had done his pathology and dermatopathology training in Dublin, Glasgow and Aberdeen UK. He is working as a consultant Dermatopathologist for over 16 years. He is also running a fellowship program in Dermatopathology.

Dr Akhtar Husain’s interests include pigmented melanocytic lesions and skin tumours. His research interest are mainly skin tumours, including genetic abnormalities associated with adnexal tumours. He is a speaker in Glasgow Dermatopathology course and presented in national and international meetings.


Eleanor Knopp MD, FAAD (USA)

Dr. Knopp earned her medical degree degree from Yale University, and completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston before returning to Yale University where she completed a residency in dermatology, followed by a fellowship in dermatopathology. With the support of the North American Hair Research Society and the Women’s Dermatologic Society she spent time training with her mentor, Dr. Leonard Sperling, in the interpretation of scalp biopsies as well as the care of patients with alopecia.

Dr. Knopp has returned to her native Seattle to work as a dermatologist and dermatopathologist at Group Health Cooperative where she has a dedicated alopecia clinic. She has lectured at national meetings on the subjects of histopathological and clinical evaluation of hair loss. She enjoys participating in resident education and is Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the University of

Among her recent publications is the dermatopathology textbook: An Atlas of Hair Pathology with Clinical Correlations, Second Edition. Leonard C Sperling, Shawn Cowper, Eleanor Knopp, Authors. Informa Healthcare, 2012, London, UK.



Asha Kubba (India)

Dr Asha Kubba is a consultant dermatopathologist in private practice, and, since 1988, has been the Director of the Delhi Dermpath Laboratory at Delhi Dermatology Group New Delhi, India. She holds an adjunct faculty position in the Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine,Boston, Mass., USA.
Dr Kubba is a graduate of Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi. She completed her residency in anatomic pathology at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, and fellowship in dermatopathology at the Boston University School of Medicine, Boston. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology and Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Dermatopathology.Dr Kubba has pioneered the dermatopathology service in India being the first formally trained and certified dermatopathologist and establishing the first dermatopathology laboratory– an academic private practice.Over the past 23 years Dr Kubba has devoted her energies to teaching and promoting dermatopathology as a specialty through lectures across India with emphasis on postgraduate education. She is actively involved in academic activities of the Dermatopathology Society of India that regularly conducts CME programmes and hands-on training workshops. Dr Kubba also is a coordinator of the Special Interest Group established by the Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists & Leprologists (IADVL) to promote Dermatopathology as an integral and essential part of Dermatology curricula and practice.Special interests include inflammatory dermatoses, facial melanoses, and immunofluorescence-based diagnosis of bullous diseases including the epidermolysis bullosa group.


Julia Lehman (USA)

Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr. Julia S. Lehman completed her undergraduate and medical training at University of Wisconsin-Madison in the United States. Following a medical internship at Gundersen Lutheran Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, she completed Dermatology residency and Dermatopathology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Currently, she is a Consultant and Associate Professor of Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota within the Division of Dermatopathology and Cutaneous Immunopathology.

Dr. Lehman’s research was recently funded by the Dermatopathology Research Career Development Award (Dermatology Foundation), the DLMP Collaborative Research Funds Award (Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic), and the Research Development Funding Award (Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic). She is a recipient of the Mayo Clinic Roy S. Rogers Award, Dr. Paul O’Leary Award and Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellow Award. Dr. Lehman is active in the American Academy of Dermatology and serves on the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Dermatopathology. She is an Editorial Board Member and Section Editor of the International Journal of Dermatology. Dr. Lehman’s clinical and research interests include autoimmune bullous diseases, graft-versus-host disease, skin infections, dermatopathology, and immunodermatology.


John McGrath (UK)

John McGrath holds the Mary Dunhill Chair in Cutaneous Medicine at King’s College London and is Head of the Genetic Skin Disease Unit, as well as Honorary Consultant Dermatologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust in London. His main interests are in genetics and regenerative medicine and how these impact on dermatology and skin diseases. He is involved in several next generation sequencing initiatives to improve diagnostics for genodermatoses and is also chief investigator for a number of early phase clinical trials of cell and gene therapies for patients with inherited skin diseases.


Cosimo Misciali (Italy)

Associate Dermatologist at the University of Bologna.

Main fields of investigation are: – Biology of hair follicle: Clinical and Pathological studies – Biology of nail unit: Clinical and Pathological studies – Inflammatory diseases and skin neoplasms dermatopathology – Leg Wound care and dermatopathology.

Author and coauthor of over 155 medical publications and books chapters.


Rajiv Patel (USA)

Dr. Patel is Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, USA. He received his M.D. degree from Flinders University School of Medicine in Adelaide, Australia and completed his residency training in pathology at Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Anatomic Pathology Chief Resident. Dr. Patel completed fellowships in surgical pathology and soft tissue pathology, the latter under the direction of Dr. Sharon Weiss, at Emory University and dermatopathology under the direction of Dr. Wilma Bergfeld at Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology and is the Director of the Bone & Soft Tissue Pathology Fellowship at the University of Michigan and Associate-Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Sarcoma Alliance for Research through Collaboration (SARC) Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) Biospecimen Core. Dr. Patel is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and an Editorial Board Member of The American Journal of Dermatopathology and Pathology Journal of the Royal Australasian College of Pathologists. He has authored or co-authored over 65-peer-reviewed publications and has lectured and directed courses on soft tissue pathology and dermatopathology for the American Society of Dermatopathology, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Society of Dermatopathology. He serves on numerous committees including those of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologist and the American Society of Dermatopathology where he is also a Member-at-Large Director of the Board of Directors.


Margot Peters (USA)

Dr. Margot Peters is Professor of Dermatology and Laboratory Medicine & Pathology in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, and Consultant in Dermatology with joint appointment in the Division of Anatomic Pathology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology at Mayo Clinic.

Prior to Dermatology residency, Dermatopathology fellowship, and Research Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Peters received a B.A. from the University of Rochester and M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is Board certified in Dermatology, Dermatopathology, and Dermatologic Immunology/Diagnostic and Laboratory Immunology.

Dr. Peters is a former member of the Mayo Clinic Board of Governors, Director of the Immunodermatology Laboratory, Immunodermatology Fellowship Director, and current Chair of Mayo Clinic Dress and Decorum Committee. She is founder and Head of the Breast Dermatology Clinic, and Head of dermatopathology education for the dermatology residency program at Mayo Clinic. Her clinical and research interests include dermatology and dermatopathology of the breast, malignant melanomas and atypical nevi. Dr. Peters is an Editorial Board Member of the American Journal of Dermatopathology and the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.


Robert Phelps (USA)

Dr. Robert Phelps is Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and Director of the Dermatopathology Service at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Phelps is extensively involved in the teaching of medical students, residents, fellows and faculty and he has been with Mount Sinai since 1986. His research interests include experimental models of skin disease, cutaneous oncology, and environmental skin disease. Dr. Phelps is an avid reader and also enjoys outdoor activities.


William Rickaby

Dr William Rickaby is a consultant dermatopathologist currently working at St John’s Institute of Dermatology at St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Dr Rickaby graduated from medical school at the University of Edinburgh in 2005. He undertook his pathology training in the Thames deanery from 2007 to 2013. Following this he undertook a two-year clinical fellowship position in dermatopathology at St John’s.


Alistair Robson
FRCPath Dip RCPath, UK. Symposium & Multi-Header Speaker.

Consultant Dermatopathologist, Department of Dermatopathology, St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, UK

Dr Robson graduated from the University of Birmingham with Honours in Medicine, having previously gained a first class degree in Pathology. Most of his training in general pathology was at the University Hospital of Wales during which time his interest in dermatopathology developed. He was Lecturer at the University of Leicester and was subsequently appointed Clinical Lecturer in Pathology at the University of Oxford. In 2000, he was appointed Consultant Dermatopathologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, London.

Dr Robson is the clinical pathology lead in cutaneous lymphoma, and is a member of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer for lymphoma. Other particular clinical interests include adnexal tumours and mast cell disease. He has presented and spoken at numerous national and international meetings in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, the USA, and Asia. He has been lead of the dermatopathology course component of the Kings College MSc Dermatology course since 2000. He is a joint Director of London Dermatopathology Teaching, a not-for-profit private company established to provide dermatopathology education in a variety of formats in the UK and abroad.


Joaninha Costa Rosa

Dr Joaninha Costa Rosa is a senior consultant histopathologist working at the  Instituto Português de Oncologia of Lisbon since she graduated from Nova Medical School/ Faculdade de Ciências Médicas in 1985. Her training was carried out in the same place where she still works. She is guest lecturer of Nova Medical School/ FCM  and author or co-author of 22 scientific papers. She acquired expertise in Dermatopathology and has the subspeciality in dermatopathology, which is recognized by the Colleges of Pathology and Dermatology. She is actually engaged in the teaching of junior pathologists and dermatologists in the area. She leads the dermatopathology area in the Department and is engaged in the cutaneous tumours multidisciplinary decision team of the Instituto Português de Oncologia.


Ed Rytina BSc MB BS PhD FRCPath

Ed Rytina is a consultant histopathologist at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. He qualified in medicine at Guy’s Hospital in London and trained in clinical pathology, then histopathology, at Guy’s, the Norfolk and Norwich hospital and Addenbrooke’s.
His PhD was as a research fellow in cell biology at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (now CRUK) and University College, London, in the Keratinocyte Laboratory with Dr. Fiona Watt, investigating keratinocyte stem cell behaviour and the epidermal proliferative unit.
Initially a consultant general histopathologist in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, he is now lead consultant for dermatopathology at Addenbrooke’s Hospital where there is a local and regional referral practice, with particular interest in inflammatory dermatoses and melanoma. The department has been reporting sentinel lymph node biopsies for over 16 years and for melanoma since 2010.


Maria Angelica Selim (USA)

Maria Angelica Selim MD joined the Duke faculty in 1999, upon completion of a pathology residency-training program at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in Dermatopathology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Selim is a tenured Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at DUMC, where she is currently Section Chief of Dermatopathology and Director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship. She is an active member of the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas and International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases including the North American Chapter. She authors numerous over 100 peer review journal articles and numerous chapters. Her principal interests include vulva pathology, inflammatory diseases and cutaneous lymphomas.


Patrick Shenjere (UK)

Dr Shenjere is Consultant Histopathologist and Speciality Education Lead at The Christie. He is the lead Skin Tumour and Soft Tissue Tumour Pathologist and is also involved in the reporting of haematopathology cases. He receives many skin and soft tissue tumour consultation/opinion cases from other pathologists in the North West and from outside the region.

Dr Shenjere received his primary medical education at the University of Zimbabwe Medical School. After two years of internship he did a four-year MMed course in histopathology at the University of Zimbabwe Medical School. Towards the end of his training he also passed the European Board of Pathology examinations held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He subsequently moved to the United Kingdom where he trained as an SHO in histopathology at Southampton General Hospital, moving to Manchester and the North West region for Specialist Registrar rotation.


Catherine M. Stefanato, MD, FRCPath (UK)

Catherine M. Stefanato is Consultant Dermatopathologist in the Department of Dermatopathology, at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, London, UK.   She completed her residency training in Dermatology at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, Italy.  Subsequently, she trained in Anatomic Pathology at Yale University School of Medicine (USA), followed by Fellowship training in Dermatopathology at Boston University School of Medicine (USA), where she also worked as a Consultant Dermatopathologist and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology.  Dr. Stefanato is a Diplomate of the American Boards in Anatomic Pathology and Dermatopathology.

Dr. Stefanato is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and of the Advisory Board of the ICDP-UEMS Dermatopathology Exmination.

Dr Stefanato is the organizer and speaker of basic and advanced Dermatopathology Courses in London, such as the ABCD Course in Basic Dermatopathology and the London Dermatopathology Symposium. She is also the Director of the St John’s Master in Dermatopathology program, Kings College London.

Dr. Stefanato’s interests include the histopathologic evaluation of alopecia, clinical-pathologic correlation of dermatoscopic examination of pigmented skin lesions, and immunofluorescence diagnosis of immune-mediated bullous disorders. She has authored/co-authored more than 100 publications, primarily in the area of dermatopathology.


Tony Subtil

Tony Subtil (USA)

Dr. Antonio Subtil is an Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA). He works primarily at Yale Dermatopathology Laboratory and is part of a highly skilled team of eight board-certified, fellowship-trained dermatopathologists who are committed to excellence and expertise in making accurate dermatopathologic diagnoses. This practice is recognized as one of the most technically advanced referral centers for expert diagnosis of benign and malignant skin diseases, hair and nail disorders, and hematopoietic diseases. The laboratory is equipped with both routine and advanced techniques, including comprehensive immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, as well as access to multiple molecular diagnostic tests and flow cytometry.

Dr. Subtil received his MD from Federal University of Goias School of Medicine in Brazil and his MBA from University of Missouri Bloch School of Business and Public Administration. He completed his pathology residency and surgical pathology fellowship at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, his dermatopathology fellowship at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN), and his hematopathology fellowship at Emory University (Atlanta, GA). Dr. Subtil is one of the very few physicians with combined training and expertise in both Dermatopathology and Hematopathology. This unique combination is a perfect fit for expert diagnosis of cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders and for the Yale Cutaneous Lymphoma Program, which is world-renowned for the study and treatment of cutaneous lymphomas and includes specialists from Dermatology, Dermatopathology, Diagnostic Radiology, Medical Oncology, and Radiation Oncology. This group uses a multidisciplinary approach to provide patients with accurate diagnosis and a wide range of treatment options varying from standard treatments to cutting-edge clinical therapies. Dr. Subtil’s research interests include cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders, alopecia, infectious diseases, and atypical melanocytic neoplasms.


Uma Sundram (USA)

Dr. Uma Sundram received her MD and PhD degrees from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Anatomic Pathology at Stanford University, including a surgical pathology fellowship with Drs. Richard Kempson and Ronald Dorfman.  She also completed her dermatopathology fellowship at Stanford University with the late Dr. Sabine Kohler. After twelve years at Stanford as an assistant professor of Pathology and Dermatology, Dr. Sundram elected to return home to southeast Michigan. She is currently a staff dermatopathologist at William Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak and assistant professor of Pathology at William Beaumont Oakland University School of Medicine.  She is board certified in Anatomic Pathology (American Board of Pathology) and Dermatopathology (American Boards of Pathology and Dermatology). Her research interests include cutaneous lymphoma, interobserver analysis of difficult melanocytic lesions, and the peer review process in pathology.


Curtis Thompson (USA)

Dr. Thompson is an expert in nail and hair loss pathology, with active research projects in both areas. In hair loss, Dr. Thompson collaborates closely with Dr. Athanassios Kolivras in Belgium in research to identify molecular tools (esp. immunohistochemistry) which aid in diagnostic impasses. Dr. Thompson is also active in basic science research in early melanoma, especially mechanisms of intraepidcermal melanocyte movement and proliferation, at the new Knight Cancer Center at Oregon Health and Sciences University.