1730 Elton Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Phone: 301-439-4301

Our Doctors

Dr. Nicola Bravo
Board-Certified Dermatopathologist
Dr. Bravo received her M.D. from Duke University in 1990. She completed her residencies in internal medicine and dermatology and her fellowship training in dermatopathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She has been on the full time teaching faculty at Johns Hopkins Hospital and has been an associate at BDL since 1998. Dr. Bravo has worked at BDL for almost 20 years and has recently been appointed the Director of the Lab. Dr. Bravo has a special interest in medical dermatology, connective tissue diseases, and melanocytic lesions.

Dr. Carmen Myrie Williams
Board-Certified Dermatopathologist

Dr. Williams received her M.D. from New York University in 1974. She completed her residency training in dermatology and surgical pathology and her dermatopathology fellowship training at New York University. She was on the full time teaching faculty at George Washington University from 1992-1997, attaining the level of tenured Professor and director of dermatopathology. She is a past president of the Washington, D.C. Dermatology Society. She has a special interest in skin cancer and cutaneous lymphoma.

Dr. Stephen Krivda
Board-Certified Dermatopathologist

Dr. Krivda received his M.D. degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1989. He completed his dermatology residency at Walter Reed in 1995 and his dermatopathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (AFIP) in1998. Prior to joining BDL, he was on the full time teaching faculty at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center from 1998 – 2012, where he was Director of Dermatopathology, Chief of the Dermatology Service, and Chief Dermatology Consultant to the White House and US Congress. He has a special interest in inflammatory skin disease and melanocytic neoplasms.

Dr. Max Fischer
Board-Certified Dermatopathologist

Dr. Fischer received his M.D. from Columbia University. He completed his Dermatopathology fellowship at New York University under the tutelage of Drs. Hideko Kamino, Shane Meehan, and Rishi Patel. Dr. Fischer joined the full-time teaching faculty at Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor in dermatopathology and dermatoimmunology, where he received a Golden Apple award for excellence in teaching. He comes to BDL from Anne Arundel Dermatology; he continues to serve as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Maryland, where he instructs the dermatology and pathology residents. He has a special interest in infections and infestations, cutaneous lymphomas, soft tissue lesions, and dermatoimmunology.

Dr. Jennifer V. Nguyen, M.D.
Board-Certified Dermatopathologist

Dr. Nguyen received her M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 2007 where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, where she served as a co-chief resident in dermatology. After her dermatopathology fellowship, she served on the teaching faculty at the University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor in Clinical Dermatology. She has a special interest in alopecia, and has participated in multiple research projects on hair pathology, including publishing a manuscript describing a novel technique for processing alopecia biopsy specimens. Her other medical interests include cutaneous oncology and autoimmune disorders. With her experience practicing and teaching clinical dermatology at a large academic center, Dr. Nguyen brings excellent clinicopathologic correlation skills to her diagnostic interpretation of skin pathology.

Dr. Mary Roushdy
Board-Certified Dermatopathologist

Dr. Roushdy received her M.D. from Cairo University School of Medicine in 1973. She completed her pathology residency at Fairfax Hospital and her dermatopathology fellowship training at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology under the direction of the renowned Dr. James Graham. She has practiced exclusively dermatopathology for over 25 years. She was the director of her own independent dermatopathology laboratory in Virginia prior to joining BDL. She has a special interest in adnexal tumors

Jason Solus, MD
Board-Certified Dermatopathologist

Jason Solus, MD is a native of Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Chicago for his undergraduate studies. Dr. Solus earned his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained in anatomic pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. Dr. Solus completed a dermatopathology fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

In addition to his commitment to education, Dr. Solus has dedicated years to helping others through multiple community service organizations, including mentoring programs, animal shelters and student-run clinics. Dr. Solus enjoys sharing his passion for dermatopathology through teaching dermatology residents and physician assistants. Dr. Solus has a special interest in melanocytic lesions, adnexal tumors, and soft tissue neoplasms.

Dr. Solus also enjoys exploring new restaurants and traveling with his family



I am so glad to have BDL to read my dermatopathology. The doctors I work with all are interested in the cases and the patients and take a... read more

Gayle Masri-Fridling, MD, Vienna, VA

Accuracy of diagnosis, timely reporting and easy accessibility to physicians and staff has been our consistent experience with Bethesda Dermatopathology Laboratory (BDL) over the last 20 years. We... read more

Peninsula Dermatology Associates, Salisbury, MD
Howard C. Hines M.D.
Luette Spitzer Semmes M.D.
Elizabeth M. Burke M.D.

The Dermatopathologists at BDL are easy to reach. They give me their time to discuss concerns about patient cases. They often have a perspective or consideration to add... read more

Cecilia Ross, PA-C “, Forefront Dermatology, Vienna, VA

Dr. Bravo has been reading the skin biopsies of my patients, my family and myself for the last 20 years. I literally trust her with my life! She... read more

Diane J. Orlinsky, M.D., F.A.A.D., Towson, MD