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Staff

Toru Shoji, MD, PhD

Executive Medical Director of Dermatopathology

Shelton, Connecticut

T (203) 926-7276

shojit@labcorp.com

Dr Shoji is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatopathology. He received his medical degree and doctorate from Toho University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, and completed his residency training at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Brown University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Dermatology at Boston University under Dr Barbara Gilchrest, a fellowship in dermatopathology including 6 months of dermatology at Boston Medical Center under Dr Jag Bhawan, and a fellowship in surgical pathology at Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine under Dr J.J. Steinberg. He is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists, the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the American Society of Dermatopathology, and an associate member of the American Academy of Dermatology. He has authored many articles on endocrine science, melanocytic lesions, and other adnexal neoplasms in basic science and clinical journals. Dr Shoji was an assistant professor of dermatology and pathology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He joined Dianon in 2000 and served as a medical director in dermatopathology and immunopathology before joining Laboratory of Dermatopathology, where he served as a director of immunopathology. In June 2009, he rejoined Dianon as a medical director of dermatopathology.

Honggang Shen, MD, PhD

Laboratory Director, Dianon Pathology West

Los Angeles, California

T (310) 996-0036 x4815

Dr Shen is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatopathology. He received his medical degree from Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China, and holds a doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the Chicago Medical School in North Chicago, Ill. Dr Shen completed his pathology residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine where he was chief resident physician, a surgical pathology fellow, and a dermatopathology fellow. He was the winner of 2 NIH National Service Awards in tumor pathology and the College of American Pathologists Foundation’s Informatics Awards for 3 consecutive years. Previously, Dr Shen practiced as a general pathologist in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group, Anaheim, Calif.

Jian-Ping (John) Cai, MD

Tampa, Florida

T (813) 289-5227 x3310

caij@labcorp.com

Dr Cai is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatopathology. He earned his medical degree from Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China. Dr Cai completed his dermatology residency training at the Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang Medical University and his anatomic and clinical pathology residency training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he also completed a dermatopathology fellowship. Dr Cai has published several papers in the field of dermatopathology.

Alain Dumas, MD

Shelton, Connecticut

T (203) 926-7216

dumasa@labcorp.com

Dr Dumas is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and in dermatopathology. He received his medical degree from l’Université d’Aix-Marseille, France. He completed a residency in pathology and a fellowship in dermatopathology with Dr Robert Phelps at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. Before joining Dianon Pathology, Dr Dumas was a staff pathologist with American Medical Laboratories in Virginia.

Chukwuemeka “Emeka” Etufugh, MD

Dallas, Texas

T (972) 598 -6336

Dr Etufugh is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatopathology. He received his medical education at New York University School of Medicine followed by an internship in medicine at St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center, an academic affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed an internship in neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/ Massachusetts General Hospital before transferring to pathology. He continued his training at Baylor University Medical Center, where he completed his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology. Dr Etufugh completed his fellowship in dermatopathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He has completed a dermatology research/clinical trials fellowship, studying wound healing and artificial skin substitutes, at Boston University. Dr Etufugh has published in various prominent journals and is a fellow of the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is also a member of the International Society of Dermatopathology, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Dallas-Ft Worth Dermatology Society, the American Society of Clinical Pathology, and the College of American Pathologists, among other professional societies.

Ning Li, MD

Shelton, Connecticut

T (203) 926-7484

lin@labcorp.com

Dr Li is board certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology. She received her medical degree from the Beijing Medical University, Beijing, China. She completed a dermatology residency at the First Hospital of Beijing Medical University and a pathology residency at the Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn. Dr Li was a dermatopathology fellow at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. She is a junior member of the American College of Pathology and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. Dr Li has authored numerous articles on dermatopathology.

Frank F. Luo, MD

Los Angeles, California

T (310) 996-0036 x4816

Dr Luo is a board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatopathology. He received his medical degree from Shanghai Military Medical University, Shanghai, China. Dr Luo completed residency training in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Southern California and dermatopathology fellowship training at the University of California School of Medicine in Los Angeles. Previously, Dr Luo was an assistant professor and dermatopathologist in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA, where he worked with Dr Scott Binder, a nationally renowned dermatopathologist.

Leena Thomas Lourduraj, MD

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

T 919-361-7700, x17275

lourdul@labcorp.com

Dr Lourduraj is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatopathology. She received her medical degree from St John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India. Dr Lourduraj completed residency training and a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, and the Pennsylvania Pathology Society.

Timothy Wayne McCardle, MD

Tampa, Florida

T (813) 225-3841

Mccardt@labcorp.com

Dr McCardle is board certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology. He earned his medical degree at the University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine. He completed a pathology residency at Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital, where he also completed a surgical pathology fellowship. He then completed a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of South Florida. Dr McCardle’s independent research on frontal polymerizations led him to design and develop a technique, now known as ascending frontal polymerizations, that led to his developing and patenting a new class of plastics called functionally gradient polymers. Dr McCardle is a member of the American College of Pathologists, the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Dermatopathology, and the International Society of Dermatopathology.

Puja K. Puri, MD

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

T 919-361-7700, x17160

Purip@labcorp.com

Dr Puri is board certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology. She received her medical degree from the Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk and a graduate certificate in epidemiology from the George Washington University School of Health Sciences. She completed an anatomic pathology residency at George Washington University and a dermatopathology fellowship at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Penn. Before joining Dianon, Dr Puri was an assistant professor of pathology and dermatology at Duke University Medical Center. She currently serves on the editorial board for Cutis and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of the American Academy of Pathology. She has extensive experience as a national speaker and presenter. Dr Puri is a member of the United States Cutaneous Lymphoma Consortium, the International Society for Dermatopathology, the American Society of Dermatopathology Young Physicians’ Committee, the College of American Pathologists, the American Society for Clinical Pathology, and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.

Lyndon D. Su, MD

Los Angeles, California

T (310) 996-0036 x4808

Dr Su is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in anatomic and clinical pathology, and a diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in dermatopathology. He earned his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Medicine. He received postdoctoral training at the UCLA School of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical Center, and he completed a dermatopathology fellowship in the Department of Anatomic Pathology and Dermatopathology at Stanford University Hospital. Dr Su is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology, the American Academy of Dermatology, the Michigan Dermatological Society, the A. James French Society of Pathologists, and the American Society of Dermatopathology. He has authored numerous articles that have been published in peer reviewed journals.

Yong Tao, MD, PhD

Los Angeles, California

T (310) 996-0036 x4809

Dr Tao is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology and dermatopathology. He earned his medical degree at Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China. He earned a PhD in neuroscience and cell biology at Rutgers University Graduate School, New Brunswick, NY, and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Piscataway, NJ. Dr Tao was a fellow in the Department of Dermatopathology at Boston University Medical Center from 2002 to 2004.

Scott Binder, MD

Chief of Dermatopathology and Director of Outreach Services, Geffen-UCLA Medical Center

Consulting Pathologist

Dr Binder is a nationally known expert in skin diseases with a specialty in pigmented lesions and lymphoid lesions of the skin. He studied with Dr James Graham of the Scripps Clinic and Dr Bernard Ackerman at New York University, both of whom are internationally recognized leaders in dermatopathology. Dr Binder is a widely known guest lecturer and award-winning teacher. His consultations are recognized for their clinical insights and diagnostic acumen.

Martin C. Mihm, Jr, MD

Consulting Pathologist

Dr Mihm is a world-renowned international consultant for melanoma and other skin tumors, including lymphoma. As the director of the The Mihm Cutaneous Pathology Consultative Service, a second opinion dermatopathology service at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Dr Mihm brings over 30 years of expertise and is triple board certified in dermatology, pathology, and dermatopathology.  He is also cochairman of the Melanoma Pathology Program of the European Organization of the Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC).  Dr Mihm has coauthored numerous articles and several books concerning skin pathology.

“Mary” Chen Chen, MD

Shelton, Connecticut

Dr Chen is board certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology. She studied cellular and molecular biology at Johns Hopkins University and earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed her surgery internship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital before her anatomic pathology residency training and dermatopathology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital. Dr Chen is the author of numerous peer-reviewed scientific publications, clinical journal articles, and textbooks chapters. She is a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists and is a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology.