Dr Hafeez Diwan
Dr Hafeez Diwan is the Director of Dermatopathology at Baylor College of Medicine, Departments of Pathology & Immunology and Dermatology.
Dr Iskander H. ChaudhryConsultant Dermatopathologist, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital
Dr Iskander Chaudhry is a consultant histopathologist working at Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital. He previously worked at Royal Liverpool University Hospital and Manchester Royal Infirmary where he held a Honorary Senior Lecturer post at Manchester University. He graduated from Manchester 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 Histopathologist he has taken an active role in teaching and diagnostic Pathology. He has a keen interest in digital pathology and transformational leadership in the NHS.
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.
Richard A Carr
Dr Richard A. Carr
MBChB, BMedSci, FRCPath, Dip. RCPath (DMT)
Consultant Histopathologist and Specialist Dermatopathologist, Warwick Hospital, 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 around 80 published papers and lectures regionally, nationally and internationally in dermatopathology.
Dr Carr also has active research interests in dermatopathology and laboratory organisation in cellular pathology and is a member of the RCPath working group for workload and job planning in cellular pathology.
Dr Carr organises a slide of club of leading experts in the field of melanocytic pathology (allied with the National Dermatopathology EQA scheme), is committed to post-graduate teaching and receives regular local, national and international visitors to share his extensive slide collection. Dr Carr participates in the e-learning site, Dermpathpro, providing regular cases for the popular “Spot Diagnosis” section.
Current interests include walking the dog with the family, golf and making cider.
Dr Richard A. LoganRetired Consultant Dermatologist
Dr Richard A. Logan is a retired Consultant Dermatologist who practised in South Wales, UK. He qualified in Medicine from Bristol University in 1977. His interest in Histopathology was initially stimulated during a Pathology job as a junior doctor. Having toyed with the idea of specialising in Pathology he eventually opted for Dermatology, training at St. John’s Hospital and the Institute of Dermatology in London in the 1980’s. There his interest in Dermatopathology was greatly stimulated by contact with world leaders in the subject. The departure from Cardiff of several pathology teachers in the early “noughties” left a void which Richard has attempted to fill by teaching Dermatopathology to generations of Dermatology trainees over the last 15 years or so. Retirement, and the restrictions imposed by the 2020 pandemic has given Richard time to study intensively the wonderful collection of material on DermpathPRO.
Dr Saleem Taibjee
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 has served on the editorial board of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.