LDS Speakers 2016

Symposium Speakers

London Dermatopathology Symposium 5-7 May 2020 Holiday Inn Regents Park

The following speakers will be part of London Dermatopathology Symposium 2020:


Mona Abdel-Halim (Egypt)

Mona Abdel-Halim, MD is a professor of dermatology at the Dermatology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University.

Dr. Abdel-Halim was born in the United Kingdom, 1971.  She spent her child hood and adolescence between United Kingdom, Libya and Saudi Arabia. Finally she settled in Egypt, her home country, where she was graduated in 1994 from the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University with a first degree honor.  After finishing her residency training in dermatology at the Dermatology Department, Cairo University Hospital, she started her subspecialty training in Dermatopathology under the supervision of her Professor, El-Darouti M.A. (Fellowship of Dermatopathology, Ackerman Institute of Dermatopathology, New York).  She has both MSc. and MD degrees in dermatology. In December, 2010, she succeeded in the ICDP-UEMS board certifying exam in Dermatopathology held in Frankfurt and received her Diploma in Dermatopathology. Since then, she is working solely as a dermatopathologist. Together with one of her colleagues, Dr El Nabarawy E., she founded her private practice, DermaPATH, where she works in addition to her university career.


Dr. Abdel-Halim is the head of the Dermatopathology Unit in the Dermatology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. The unit is responsible for diagnosis of skin biopsies taken in the department, organizing clinicopathological meetings, and teaching dermatopathology for residents, post graduates and interested dermatologists or pathologists.  Dr. Abdel-Halim has structured the Dermatopathology Modules of both the MSc. and MD degrees in Dermatology.  She has co-authored 34 peer reviewed articles including many interesting clinicopathological case reports published in international journals and together with other members of the unit, she is involved in Dermatopathology related research.


Dr. Abdel-Halim was one of the first contributors in the great educational web site “DermpathPRO” in June 2010. In February 2012, she became an editor in the website. She writes monthly blogs and news articles and is among the panel that is consulted about difficult cases.

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.

Sasi Attili (India)

Dr. Sasi Kiran Attili is a Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, currently practicing at Visakhapatnam, India. He graduated from Andhra Medical College, Visakhapatnam in 2002 and subsequently did his General Medical Training at Sandwell General Hospital, Birmingham. He obtained his MRCP in 2004 and subsequently did a 1.5 year fellowship in Photodermatology with Prof. Ferguson (Dundee). In 2006, he obtained a dermatology training number (Ninewells Hospital, Dundee) and was awarded his CCT in 2010. He had a keen interest in Dermatopathology and did an part-time 2-year fellowship with Dr. Alan Evans (Dundee), along with a short 3-month stint at Warwick with Dr. Richard Carr. He was awarded the International Diploma in Dermatopathology (Frankfurt) in 2012. He relocated to India in 2014 and has successfully set up his own dermatology clinic (Visakha Institute of Skin & Allergy). He also runs an online dermatology consultation service ( He is also the founding member of LDPath-India, an overseas venture of LDPath-UK. He has a special interest in pigmentary disorders and has a number of publications to his name. He has been a speaker and various national and international dermatology and dermatopathology meetings/conferences.


Meenakshi Batrani

Meenakshi Batrani

Dr. Meenakshi Batrani is a consultant dermatopathologist in Delhi Dermpath Laboratory, a unit of Delhi Dermatology Group, an academic group practice based in New Delhi, India.  Dr. Batrani is a graduate of Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi. She completed her residency in Pathology from T.N. Medical College & B.Y.L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai, followed by, three years of senior residency in Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research & R.M.L. Hospital, New Delhi. She trained as a fellow in dermatopathology at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston. She holds ICDP-UEMS certification in dermatopathology. Dr. Batrani is a member of Dermatopathology Society of India and also serves as member of editorial board of Indian Journal of Dermatopathology and Diagnostic Dermatology. Her principal interests include clinico-pathological correlation of inflammatory dermatoses and immunofluorescence based diagnosis of bullous disorders.

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.

Richard Carr

Richard A. Carr, MBChB, BMedSci, FRCPath, DipRCPath(DMT), UK

Dr Carr qualified in 1991 from Sheffield University Medical School and trained in cellular pathology in Birmingham and the South East Thames Regional Rotation culminating in 4 years as a Clinical Lecturer at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. Dr Carr previously participated in an international study funded by the National Institutes of Health in to the pathology of cerebral malaria.

Dr Carr developed his interest in Dermatopathology training with world renowned experts Dr Phillip H. McKee and Dr Eduardo Calonje at St Thomas’ hospital and the St John’s Institute of Dermatology. Dr Carr has the Royal College of Pathologists (RCPath) Diploma in Dermatopathology (set at expert referral level) and became an examiner for the diploma in 2005. Dr Carr receives cases for expert opinions from other histopathologists throughout the UK. Dr Carr is on the executive committee of the UK Dermatopathology EQA scheme.

Dr Carr has authored/co-authored 50 published papers and lectures regionally, nationally and internationally in dermatopathology and has active research interests in dermatopathology and laboratory organisation in cellular pathology. He also organises a slide of club of leading experts in the field of melanocytic pathology (allied with the National Dermatopathology EQA scheme), is commited to post-graduate teaching and receives regular local, national and international visitors to share his extensive slide collection.

Paul Craig photo July 2015 cropped

Paul Craig
FRCPath, DipRCPath (Dermpath), UK

Dr. Craig is a Consultant Dermatopathologist in the Departments of Cellular Pathology in Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Cheltenham General Hospital), and previously at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (Bristol Royal Infirmary), UK.

Dr. Craig’s medical training andhistopathology training was at St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal London Hospitals, London. He then worked as a Consultant Histopathologist at Fremantle Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, before returning to the UK to be the Fellow in Dermatopathology in the Department of Dermatopathology, St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London, and obtained the Diploma in Dermatopathology of the Royal College of Pathologists, UK,and isnow an Examiner for this. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of the UK and of Australasia and receives cases for expert opinion from other histopathologistsin the UK.

He is currently President of the British Society for Dermatopathology 2014-2017 (the BSD) who will be the host organisation for the International Society for Dermatopathology Annual Meeting in Glasgow (Sep 28-30 2017). Dr Craig was formerly Secretary of the BSD from 2011-2014, and is on the RCPath Special Advisory Committee for Dermatopthology and National Specialist Dermatopathology EQA Scheme Steering Committee.

He teaches widely in dermatopathology and has active interests in both inflammatory and neoplastic dermatopathology.

Arnaud de la Fouchardiere (France)

Arnaud de la Fouchardière is a pathologist working in a Cancer Care Hospital in Lyon (France). As a fellow he has received training both in clinical dermatology and pathology in Lyon’s university hospital. His initial pathology/research projects including his medical and PhD thesis were centered on cutaneous B-cell lymphomas, especially marginal zone lymphomas. During those research years he became familiar with cytogenetic studies (FISH and old-school CGH techniques) and other molecular tools. In 2004, he takes over a position as assistant in the pathology department of Lyon’s cancer care hospital and becomes the pupil of Christiane Bailly (France’s leading pathologist in the field of melanocytic tumors). During the five years prior to Christiane’s retirement he received intensive training in melanocytic lesions. Since 2009, he occupies a very unusual position as a general pathologist with expertise in melanocytic tumors. He receives over 2000 consultation cases a year (99% are melanocytic). He has gradually built a diagnostic research team called “Melanoledge” aiming to combine clinical, pathological, genetic and molecular data in order to have a better insight on the genesis of nevi and melanomas. This ancillary diagnostic approach is layered by a morphologic and immunohistochemical screening selecting the few cases eligible for molecular testing such as CGH –array and FISH techniques.

Sylvie Fraitag (France)

Head consultant in Dermatopathology Department at Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital, Paris, France

She is both a pathologist and dermatologist and is recognized as an international expert in the diagnosis of cutaneous tumors, inflammatory disorders and genodermatoses in children, infants and neonates. She is sent many second opinion cases both from France and outside of France. She is a member of numerous national and international societies and is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Dermatopathology.
She has authored and co-authored over 250 peer reviewed journal articles, 12 chapters in dermatological text-books and, as co-editor, 4 Dermatopathology text books in French.
She received her medical education, pathology and dermatology training at the University of Paris-Descartes V and dermatopathology fellowship in Hôpital Henri Mondor with Janine Wechsler.

Anjela Galan
MD, USA. Self Assessment Speaker

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.

Pedram Gerami (USA)

Pedram Gerami is an Associate Professor of Dermatology, Pathology and Pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and the Co-Director of melanoma research at the Northwestern Skin Cancer Institute. His interests include the utilization of clinical, histological and molecular diagnostic methods to optimize diagnostic accuracy and best predict the behavior of melanocytic neoplasms. As a clinical dermatologist, he primarily cares for patients with melanoma or atypical nevi. As a dermatopathologist, he is recognized as an international expert in the diagnosis of melanoma and is sent many second opinion cases both from within and outside of the United States. As a researcher he is focused on developing molecular based methods to improve the diagnosis and prognostication of melanocytic neoplasms. He has authored over 100 peer reviewed journal articles and numerous chapters in dermatologic textbooks.

Dr. Gerami received his medical degree from the Chicago Medical School and completed his residency at the University of Iowa Department of Dermatology followed by a fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Chicago.


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”.



Eleni Ieremia (UK)



Merien Emna Jones (Tunisia)

Daniella Kroshinsky (USA)

Daniela Kroshinsky, MD MPH graduated summa cum laude from Northwestern University Honors Program in Medical Education. She received her Medical Degree from Northwestern University School of Medicine, where she was inducted to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, and her Masters of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She completed her internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital where she received the Preliminary Intern of the Year award and her residency training at SUNY Downstate University where she served as Chief Resident.  Presently, Dr. Kroshinsky is an attending physician in dermatology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral Hospital for Children where she serves as the Director of Inpatient Dermatology and the Director of Pediatric Dermatology.  She is a board-certified dermatologist specializing in complex medical dermatology in the outpatient and hospital setting. She is an Associate Professor of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School where she greatly enjoys teaching.  Professionally, Dr. Kroshinsky is a member of several local and national dermatologic societies, including the American Dermatological Association. She is President of the Medical Dermatology Society and Vice President of the Society of Dermatology Hospitalists.  She is a member of the editorial boards for several professional journals including Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, JAMA Dermatology, Dermatologic Surgery and Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Kroshinsky is very involved in the education of both residents and medical students and has received multiple teaching and mentorship awards including the the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program Teaching Award, Harvard Medicine-Pediatrics Mentorship Award, and the Stanley Wyman Internal Medicine Teaching Award.  She is an active researcher and has been awarded the several research grants, including the Dermatology Foundation Medical Dermatology Career Development Award, resulting in the authorship of many medical publications and opportunities to speak locally, nationally, and internationally on her findings.




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.


Luisa Motta (UK)

Dr. Motta is a Consultant Dermatopathologist at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.  The Dermatology Department at SRFT is one of the largest in  Europe.   Dr Motta has a busy NHS dermatopathology clinical practice and particularly enjoys academic teaching.  Dr. Motta qualified from Universidad Militar Nueva Granada (Bogota- Colombia) in 1997 (best medical graduate).  She obtained her CCST in Dermatology in Colombia 2003 and then moved to the UK where she undertook Dermatopathology training under Dr E Calonje and Dr A Robson at St. John’s Institute of Dermatology, St. Thomas’ Hospital, London. Dr Motta subsequently undertook pathology training at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee,  Scotland.   She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists UK and holds the Diploma in Dermatopathology RCPath UK. Her principal interest is inflammatory dermatopathology, particularly infectious diseases.


Guido Massi (Italy)

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 a professor of dermatology and pathology. His medical degree was obtained from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, after which he completed both pathology and dermatology residency programs at New York University and Mount Sinai, respectively. Additionally, Dr Phelps completed two NIH fellowships, one during his pathology residency and one during his dermatology residency. During his pathology and dermatology residencies he received training in dermatopathology from Drs. A Bernard Ackerman and Martin Brownstein. Dr Phelps is Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology, Dermatology, Dermatopathology and Dermatologic Imuunology.

He is the Chief of  the Dermatopathology service as well as the LabDirector of Mount Sinai Moh’s Laboratory. Dr Phelps has lectured at numerous national and international conferences, such as the American Academy of Dermatology and the London Dermatopathology Symposium. He is part of the faculty for the DermpathPRO Dermatopathology Board Review Course.

His academic interests include cutaneous oncology, adnexal tumours, malignant melanoma and environmental induces skin disease, as well as experimental models of skin disease. Dr Phelps has also a Demratopathology Consult Service where dermatologists, pathologists and dermatopathologists can receive second opinions on already diagnosed skin biopsies.


Bruce Ragsdale (USA)

Dr. Bruce Ragsdale, with 46 years experience in pathology, is a 4th generation native Californian born in Atascadero (Indian for “Mud Hole”).  Nevertheless, his residency in pathology was at the Massachussetts General Hospital in the Department headed by Dr. Benjamin Castleman. His first position was on the faculty of Otago University Medical School in New Zealand, followed by 10 years with Lent C. Johnson and Dr. F. M. Enzinger at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, DC.  At AFIP he consulted on challenging bone and soft tissue consultation cases and intra-departmental cases with Drs. Helwig and Graham.   Subsequently on faculty at Georgetown University, he was the Principal Investigator for Sarcomas in the five year congressionally mandated CDC study to determine the risks for selected cancers among Vietnam veterans (the “Agent Orange” Study).  As a Smithsonian Research Associate and Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University, he has instructed anthropologists, archeologists and forensic investigators in the recognition of specific pathology in skeletal remains. His interest in forensic matters has produced a dozen papers and lectures internationally on gunshot wound physics and treatment.  Dr. Ragsdale was trained in Dermatopathology by Drs. Wallace Clark, Martin Mihm, George Murphy, David Elder and Bernie Ackerman.  He has authored chapters in the last four editions of Lever’s  Histopathology of the Skin.  In 1997, after being on the faculty of 9 different medical schools and a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Ragsdale returned to his home county in California and founded  Western Pathology, Inc. (3440 Empresa Drive – Ste B., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401) serving Central and Southern California, now staffed by three additional Board certified dermatopathologists. He is perpetually on the Board of the local TriCounty Dermatology Society and is continuously active in organizing and presenting at dermatopathology meetings at the local, state and international levels.


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.

Raj Singh (USA)

Dr. Singh is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology and directs the Immundermatology Service at Mt. Sinai. He also serves as the Program Director of the Mt. Sinai Dermatopathology Fellowship Program. He graduated from Baroda Medical College in India and completed his pathology residency both in India and at Wayne State University, Michigan in the United States. He completed his fellowship in dermatopathology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston in 2007. Dr. Singh has served on various committees both at the University of Pittsburgh and at Mt. Sinai as well as national societies such as the ASDP and CAP. He is the current Chair of the Informatics Committee of the American Society of Dermatopathology. Dr. Singh has delivered national and international invited presentations in his field and has served as faculty in various national and international meetings. He is the author/coauthor of various book chapters, articles and abstracts published in prestigious, peer-reviewed scientific journals, including The American Journal of Pathology, American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, and American Journal of Surgical Pathology. In 2013, he was awarded the Sulzberger Grant from the American Academy of Dermatology for developing interactive tools for teaching of dermatology and dermatopathology. He is the Chief Editor and developer of the app, mydermpath (now taken over by the AAD), which is an extensive resource of everything in dermatology and dermatopathology. He is considered as one of the world leaders and experts in using modern innovative technologies and platforms to enhance the teaching and practice of dermatology and dermatopathology.

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.


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. 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.


Carlo Tomasini (Italy)






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