Academic Rank:
Clinical Associate Professor, UBC
Anatomic Pathologist/Dermatopathologist at VGH
Affiliation(s):
Vancouver General Hospital
Short Bio:

I completed my medical degree and Dr. med. thesis at the Westfaelische Wilhelms-University Muenster, Germany, and worked as a resident in Dermatology and Plastic Surgery prior to a basic science postdoctoral fellowship in Dermatology/Epithelial Biology at Stanford University. I subsequently completed a Pathology residency at Columbia University and a fellowship in Dermatopathology at UCLA. From 2009-2017, I worked as a dermatopathologist and physician-researcher in the Department of Dermatology/Dermatopathology at Columbia University.

I joined the Department of Pathology at Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia in September 2017. I have a special interest in characterizing melanocytic tumors at the molecular level and my basic science studies focus on melanoma development, mechanisms of metastasis and response to therapy.

Academic background

  • PhD, University Munster, Germany. 2001
  • MD, Westfaelische Wilhelms-University Munster, Germany. 2000

Research Interest

[1] Mechanisms of melanoma development and response to therapy
[2] Cell-matrix interactions in skin cancer
[3] Population genetics