Dr Uma Sundram, MD, PhD, received her MD and PhD degrees from Stanford University in Stanford, CA, in 1999, as a Fairchild Scholar. She completed her residency in Anatomic Pathology and fellowship in Surgical Pathology at Stanford, counting among her mentors Drs. Richard Kempson, Ronald Dorfman, and Roger Warnke. She then completed her dermatopathology fellowship with the late Dr. Sabine Kohler, who was her colleague and mentor until 2008. Dr. Sundram served several leadership roles at Stanford, including interim Medical Director and Fellowship Program Director. She left Stanford in early 2015 to join Associated Pathology Medical Group in Los Gatos, CA. In October 2015 she moved with her family to the metro Detroit area and is now Clinical Professor of Pathology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and an attending Dermatopathologist at Beaumont Health Systems in Royal Oak, MI. Dr. Sundram has published over 50 peer reviewed articles, written several book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.
Richard A Carr
Dr Richard A Carr MB ChB, BMedSci, FRCPath, Dip. RCPath (DMT). Richard trained in dermatopathology at St Thomas’ Hospital, for 5 years with international respected dermatopathologists Dr Phillip Mckee and Dr Eduardo Calonje (1995 to 1999).
He was appointed consultant histopathologist in Warwick Hospital with a special interest in dermatopathology (1999). Is the lead dermatopathologist for Warwick Hospital and the Arden Cancer Network (population 1 million). Works closely in a team with Dr Scott Sanders (previously lead Dermatopathologist for the West Midlands). We receive referral cases (>200 per annum) for expert second opinion from the Arden network, West Midlands and UK. Working closely with clinical colleagues in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery attending fortnightly skin cancer and fortnightly “inflammatory skin” multidisciplinary team meetings. Regularly attends the monthly combined clinic in dermatology to see and review patient’s that represent difficult clinico-pathological diagnostic cases.
Richard is also lead histopathologist for Ear, Nose and Throat cases reporting 90% of the caseload from Warwick Hospital and attending fortnightly multidisciplinary team meetings in this discipline. He also report male genito-urinary pathology, lower female genital tract pathology and some general cases in the capacity of a non-specialist deferring to my lead colleagues in the respective areas.
Having passed the Royal College of Pathologists diploma in Dermatopathology (set at the level of expert referral practice) in 2001 Richard was subsequently invited to become an examiner for the diploma. He have set questions for and marked the written paper and have hosted the practical exam in Warwick.
Has served 3 years on the executive committee of the British Society of Dermatopathology (1997 to 1999) and with Dr Saleem Taibjee previously co-organised annual Practical Workshop for trainees in histopathology and dermatology. Previously been the organiser of the West Midlands General Histopathology External Quality Assurance (EQA) Scheme (2004 to 2007) attending the annual National EQA organiser meetings at the RCPath. He continue to advise and partake in the West Midlands General Histopathology EQA scheme and attend case discussion meetings. Richard is now a co-opted member (2010-) of the executive committee of the National Skin Histopathology EQA scheme intended for specialist practice in dermatopathology.
Richard has over 70 publications, mainly in dermatopathology and have given regional, national and international invited lectures in dermatopathology.
He is the organiser of a national and international melanocytic slide club. Selected difficult melanocytic cases are circulated amongst all members of the UK specialist dermatopathology EQA scheme and are subsequently circulated to a panel of national and internationally respected dermatopathologists. Analyses the responses and present the cases at our bi-annual EQA scheme meetings as educational cases.
Dr Arti Bakshi, MD, FRCPath, DipRcPath (Dermpath), UK. Dr Bakshi is a consultant dermatopathologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK, 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. 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 interest.
Dr Limin Yu MD MS who received his medical education from Nanjing University School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Anatomic/Clinical Pathology and fellowship in Dermatopathology at the University of Michigan. Dr. Yu is Clinical Assistant Professor of Pathology at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and an attending Dermatopathologist at Beaumont Health Systems in Royal Oak, MI.
Dr Phillip McKee
Dr Phillip McKee MB Bch BAO MD FRCPath qualified in medicine 1972 at Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland. This was followed by pathology training at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1978.
He then completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship at St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London. He was appointed to the Faculty at St Thomas' Hospital Medical School in London in 1979 and subsequently to the Faculty of St John's Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in 1992. In 1989 he was made Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1992 was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine by Queen's University of Belfast In 1991. In conjunction with Professor N A Wright of the Royal Postgraduate Hospital in London, he designed and implemented the regulations for the Royal College of Pathologists' Diploma in Dermatopathology, which represents the United Kingdom equivalent of the American Boards in Dermatopathology.
Dr Phillip McKee was a member of the Dermatopathology Examiners Subcommittee of the Royal College of Pathologists from 1992-1998 and chairman from 1995-1998. In 1998, Dr McKee was recruited to Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston as Director of Dermatopathology and Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. While there he received NIH funding for his involvement in two major research studies. He moved to Arizona in 2004 where he has worked on several new books including the 4th edition of Pathology of the Skin, a book on cutaneous appendage tumors with Michal Michal and Dmitry Kazakov from the Czech Republic and an atlas with bulleted text entitled â€œHigh Yield Dermatopathologyâ€� co-authored with Nooshin Brinster, Vince Liu and Hafeez Diwan.
All of these have been recently published. He is currently working on an â€œAtlas of Basic Dermatopathologyâ€� with Richard Carr and Nooshin Brinster. The 3rd edition of Pathology of the Skin was awarded the first prize certificate in the Dermatology category in The Royal Society of Medicine and Society of Authors 2005 Annual Medical Book Competition and first prize certificate in the Dermatology Category in the British Medical Association 2005 Annual Medical Book Competition.
Dr McKee spends a considerable time visiting medical centers both in the United States and abroad to lecture and present slide seminars and also has a private non-USA consultation practice. He does however offer free curbside opinions in the United States. He is author/co-author of 169 original articles and author or editor of 12 textbooks with 3 foreign language translations.
He was awarded the Elson B Helwig lecture award in 2003 and was made honorary lifetime member of the American Society of Dermatopathology in 2009 and the British Society for Dermatopathology in 2010.
His hobby and passion in life is Ferrari and high speed driving.
He resides in Cave Creek, Arizona and can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His wife Grace (previously a full time cytopathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School) is now a full time, extremely accomplished and successful artist. He has four children, Andrea (a pediatrician), Kathryn (a school teacher), Sharon (a television reporter and producer) and Stephen (a disc jockey).
Dr Hafeez Diwan
Dr Hafeez Diwan is the Director of Dermatopathology at Baylor College of Medicine, Departments of Pathology & Immunology and Dermatology.
Dr Marcela Saeb Lima
Dr Marcela Saeb Lima, MD, graduated from Universidad La Salle medical school with honors. She studied dermatology at General Hospital â€œDr. Manuel Gea GonzÃ¡lezâ€� and her did fellowship in dermatopathology at Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts under Professor Phillip H. MckeeÂ´stuition.
She works as a specialist type A at the Pathology Department in the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias MÃ©dicas y NutriciÃ³n â€œSalvador ZubirÃ¡nâ€� Mexico city, Mexico, as an academic professor and researcher in dermatopathology. She is the consultant dermatopathologist at the PathologyDepartment in Medica Sur Hospital, and at Centro de InvestigaciÃ³n de Enfermedades Infecciones (CIENI) in the Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Respiratorias, as well as dermatologist and consultant dermatopathologist in Hospital Ã�ngeles Lomas and ABC Medical Center in Mexico City, Mexico.
Her experience is mostly focused on melanocytic neoplasms, adnexal tumors, as in inflammatory and infectious diseases. She has established a conduit for second opinion consultations with Dr. Phillip H. McKee (Cave Creek, AZ), Dr. Bruce Smoller (UAMS, Little Rock, Ar), and Dr. Martin Mihm (Massachussetts General Hospital, Boston, MA).
She is speaker at national and international dermatology and dermatopathology meetings.
Dermatopathology consultation is offered to medical colleges in the specialties of dermatology, plastic surgery, oncology surgery and general surgery.
Contact: http://dramarcelasaeblima.wordpress.com, linkedin, twitter @MSLDermatopato, facebook MSLDermatopato.
Dr Mark A. Hurt
Mark A. Hurt, MD, is a dermatopathologist in the Department of Cutaneous Pathology at WCP Laboratories in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Dr. Hurt was reared in Missouri, where he graduated in 1982 from the University Missouri School of Medicine in Columbia, Missouri. After his pathology residency, also at the University of Missouri, he completed a dermatopathology fellowship in St. Louis, Missouri. He began his career as a dermatopathologist in 1988 as an assistant professor of pathology at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio. In 1991, he moved back to Missouri and joined the pathology staff of St. John's Mercy Medical Center until 1997, when he formed WCP laboratories with several other pathologists. Currently, he and two other dermatopathologists have a busy and challenging private practice within the corporate structure of WCP Laboratories.
Dr. Hurt's academic interests are in the fields of the philosophy of diagnosis, dermatopathology in historical perspective, and in presentations of dermatopathologic conditions with clinicopathologic correlation. He has written on cutaneous anatomy, adnexal tumors, as well as general chapters about dermatopathology -- and he has written primary articles on specific conditions. He has co-authored a recent monograph on the subject of "dysplasia" & "atypia" that addresses why he considers those terms inappropriate for use in the practice of dermatopathology.
Dr. Hurt serves currently as the secretary-treasurer of the American Society of Dermatopathology and is on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Dermatopathology, the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, and is the Book Review Editor of Dermatology Practical and Conceptual. He is also on the board of directors of Americans for Free Choice in Medicine.
His website is www.markahurt.com
Dr Mona Abdel Halim
Mona R.E. Abdel Halim, MD is an Assistant 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 moving with her family 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 her dermatology residency, 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, New York University. She has both masters and doctorate degrees in dermatology, and with great educational support received from Dr Philip McKeeâ€™s website, mckeedermpath.com, and from Dr Ackermanâ€™s website, Derm101, she succeeded in the ICDP-UEMS board certifying exam in Dermatopathology held in Frankfurt in December 2010 and received her Diploma in Dermatopathology. Since then, she is working officially as a dermatopathologist in addition to being a clinical dermatologist. 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 a senior member 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, case presentations with clinicopathological correlations, and teaching dermatopathology for residents, post graduates and interested dermatologists or pathologists. Also the unit is active in dermatopathology related research. Dr Abdel Halim has structured the dermatopathology curriculum delivered for postgraduate students in the Dermatology Department. She has co-authored many interesting case reports published in international journals.
In addition to membership in Egyptian Dermatologic associations, Dr Abdel Halim is a member of the British Society of Dermatopathology and the International Society of Dermatopathology.
Dr Iskander H. Chaudhry
Consultant Dermatopathologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Dr Iskander Chaudhry is a consultant histopathologist working at Manchester Royal Infirmary and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Manchester University. He graduated from Manchesterâ€™s School of Medicine in 1996 and then embarked on a career in Pathology, training in the Mersey Deanery. In 2004 he was awarded a Fellowship at St. John's Institute of Dermatology and trained as a dermatopathologist under Dr Eduardo Calonje and Dr Alistair Robson. In 2005, he received a visiting Fellowship to Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA for 3 months and trained under the supervision of Professor Martin Mihm Jr. Since his appointment as a Consultant Skin and Soft Tissue Pathologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary he has taken an active role in teaching and runs a national annual update course in dermatopathology, inviting renowned national and international speakers.