Dr. Jodi Carter

Dr. Jodi M. Carter M.D. Ph.D. is currently a consultant pathologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
She completed medical school and obtained a PhD in Biochemistry prior to completing an Anatomic Pathology residency at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. She went on to obtain fellowships in Surgical Pathology and Bone & Soft tissue Pathology at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN before joining the faculty in 2014.

Dr. Carter has subspecialty interests in bone & soft tissue pathology and breast pathology. She has authored over 40 peer-reviewed papers, as well as several reviews and book chapters and serves as a reviewer for a number of journals. Among her contributions, she has described a novel superficial fibroblastic sarcoma, an FGF23 mRNA in situ hybridization assay for phosphaturic mesenchymal tumors, USP6 rearrangements in fibromas of tendon sheath, CTNNbeta1 mutations in neuromuscular choristomas and associated fibromatoses, the spectrum of TGFBR3-rearranged tumors and proposed a novel classification for notochordal cell tumors with atypical features.


Dr. Dirk ElstonElston

Dr. Elston is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston.

He is a past-president of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology, has served on the board of directors of the International Society of Dermatopathology and the American Board of Dermatology, is Deputy-editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

He is an Honorary Professor at China Medical University in Shenyang China and Guest Professor at the Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University in Changsha, China. Dr. Elston is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, did his dermatology residency at Walter Reed Medical Center and a dermatopathology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He is the author of over 400 peer reviewed publications, is one of 3 authors of Andrews Diseases of the Skin, Associate Editor in Chief of eMedicine dermatology, and Editor in Chief of the Requisites in Dermatology series of textbooks. He received the 2008 Walter Nickel Award for Excellence in Dermatopathology Education and the 2013 Founder’s Award of the American Society of Dermatopathology.

The first edition of his dermatopathology textbook, written together with Tammie Ferringer, received the Highly Commended Award in the British Medical Association Medical Book competition. They are now working on the third edition.


Dr. Pavandeep GillGill

Dr. Pavandeep Gill is a PGY-3 in the General Pathology Residency Program at the University of Calgary. She completed medical school at the University of British Columbia Vancouver Campus and completed three years towards a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmacology at the University of British Columbia prior to this. Pavandeep’s academic interests include dermatopathology and medical education.


Dr. Tawny Hunghung

Dr. Tawny Hung is an American board-certified dermatopathologist and has duel Canadian and American board certification in anatomical pathology.

Dr. Hung received her medial school and residency training at the University of British Columbia. Her dermatopathology fellowship was completed at the University of California Los Angeles. For the past four years, she has been an active teacher in dermatopathology, educating many medical students and residents in pathology and dermatology.

Her research publications include work on atypical Spitz tumors, atypical cellular blue nevi, and plexiform spindle cell tumors. Dr. Hung currently practices as a dermatopathologist at Dynalifedx Laboratories and is an educator in the departments of Dermatology and Pathology at the University of Alberta.


Dr. Kyle KurekKurek

Dr. Kyle Kurek is an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Medical Genetics at the University of Calgary, staff pathologist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and a scientist at the Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute. His clinical and research interests are in pediatric soft tissue, vascular and skeletal anomalies and tumors, wherein he has been instrumental in collaborative efforts describing several new vascular anomalies as well as identifying the genetic basis for more than a dozen malformations and tumors. His research has led to a successful clinical trial and the widespread use of sirolimus for the treatment of lymphatic malformation disorders.

Dr. Kurek completed medical school and an AP/CP pathology residency at Brown University, graduate training at the University of Oxford, and pediatric pathology and postdoctoral fellowships at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University. He is an active session organizer for the Society for Pediatric Pathology and the USCAP, a past-president of the Association of Clinical Scientists, and the Senior Associate Editor of the Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science. When not at the microscope or in the lab, he can be found hiking in the Rockies with his family.


Dr. M. Nausherwan Mahmood

Dr. M. Nausherwan Mahmood received his medical degree from Aga Khan University, Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan.

He did his Anatomical Pathology/Clinical Pathology residency from Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Further, he did two fellowships; an Advanced Selective Pathology fellowship from Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University Medical Center, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA and a Dermatopathology fellowship from Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, New York, New York, USA.

He is an American Board Certified Anatomical & Clinical Pathologist and American Board Certified Dermatopathologist. For last twelve years Dr. Mahmood is a practicing Anatomical Pathologist/Dermatopathologist in Canada. He is currently working at Department of Lab Medicine & Pathology, University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. His interests include melanocytic cutaneous lesions, cutaneous tumors and inflammatory dermatoses. He is also interested in developing post-graduate medical teaching for Pathologists and Dermatologists in training.


Dr. Petur NielsenNeilsen

Dr. Nielsen is currently a Pathologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School.

He is the director of bone and soft tissue pathology, electron microscopy and the media lab at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has published over 150 articles, several book chapters and is the co-author of a textbook on bone pathology. He has given short courses at the USCAP, lectured nationally and internationally. He has received teaching awards and was recently awarded a Doctoris Honoris Causa at the Universitatea de Medicina si Famacie, Victor Babes in Romania for his contribution and teaching in Timisoara, Romania.


Dr. Sabrina NurmohamedNurmohamed

Sabrina Nurmohamed is a third-year dermatology resident at the University of Calgary. She completed undergraduate training at Western University, before attending medical school at the University of Toronto. Sabrina's interests include general medical dermatology and medical education.


Dr. Bret WehrliWehrli

Following graduation from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1995, Dr. Wehrli undertook residency training in Anatomical Pathology at the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver. There, under the mentorship of Dr. John O’Connell, Dr. Wehrli developed an early  interest in Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology. He subsequently completed a one-year Fellowship in General Surgical Oncological Pathology at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Centre in Houston, Texas (2001). He returned to Ontario after accepting a faculty position in the Department of Pathology at the London Health Sciences Centre and Schulich School of Medicine at Western University, where he is an associate professor.

Dr. Wehrli’s major interests lie in the fields of Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, Head and Neck Pathology, and Immunohistochemistry. Dr. Wehrli is the Team Leader for Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology and Head and Neck Pathology, and has been the Director of the Immunohistochemistry Lab at LHSC since 2005. He has served as a member of the Ontario Provincial Sarcoma Services Steering Committee and is an assessor for the Ontario Institute of Quality Management in Healthcare Proficiency Testing Program in Immunohistochemistry.


Dr. Kimberly WoodWood

Dr. Kimberly Wood is a fifth year anatomical pathology resident at the University of Alberta with an interest in Dermatopathology.
She did her undergraduate medical education and Masters of Science at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.