1730 Elton Road, Silver Spring, MD 20903

Phone: 301-439-4301

Our Doctors

Nicola Bravo, M.D.

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 over 20 years and has recently been appointed Managing Director of the Lab. Dr. Bravo has a special interest in medical dermatology, connective tissue diseases, and melanocytic lesions.

Stephen Krivda, M.D.

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.

Max Fischer, M.D.

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.

Jason Solus, M.D.

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

Jonathan Lee, M.D.

Dr. Lee grew up in the California Bay Area and graduated with his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. He went on to receive his M.D. with Honors from Harvard Medical School and pursued pre-doctoral surgical pathology training at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Department of Pathology. He completed his dermatology residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center followed by dermatopathology fellowship at the Harvard Medical School where he subsequently stayed on as faculty at the Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Lee specializes in the diagnosis of complex inflammatory, infectious, and nutritional skin & hair disorders as well as elusive disorders of the nail and mucosa that require finesse in clinical-pathologic correlation. He also shares a passion for diagnosing uncommon cutaneous malignancies, including adnexal tumors and rare forms of melanoma. His work has been widely published in peer-reviewed journals and also featured on the cover of The Dermatologist magazine. He concurrently evaluates and treats complex alopecia patients at a second-opinion hair loss clinic. Dr. Lee brings his passion and dedication to excellence in skin biopsy interpretation, clinical-pathologic correlation, and patient care.

During his spare time, Dr. Lee enjoys, swimming, biking, running, and competing at long course triathlon events, in addition to cooking and gardening.

David Terrano, M.D.

Dr. Terrano received his MD and PhD degrees from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in 2011. His research focused on the molecular mechanisms of tumor cell death and he published several papers on the work and received external funding from the Department of Defense while a graduate student. He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology training at Columbia University Medical Center, followed by an intensive oncologic pathology fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and a Dermatopathology fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital. After training, Dr. Terrano quickly became the Medical Director at the largest independent Dermatopathology laboratory in Arizona, before joining BDL. He has recently been appointed the Medical Director of Bethesda Dermatopathology Laboratory.

Well versed in the clinical and pathologic basis of skin disease, Dr. Terrano maintains a strong interest in the cutting edge molecular diagnostic techniques for cutaneous neoplasms, particularly rare melanocytic tumors. He is also a dedicated laboratory director who ensures that laboratory operations deliver the highest quality and most efficient diagnostic results. He enjoys creating strong relationships with Dermatologists, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to provide patients with the best diagnosis and treatment.

Away from work, Dr. Terrano enjoys spending time with his wife and son, traveling, exercising outdoors, and, as a guitar enthusiast, learning to play songs by his favorite musicians.

Pamela Madu, M.D.

Dr. Madu is a board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist. She grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and received her bachelor’s degree from Yale University. She received her MD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed her dermatology training at the University of Southern California. She then completed her fellowship training in Dermatopathology at New York University.

She joins BDL after serving as Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Chief Dermatopathologist for the Department of Dermatology at Rush University Medical Center. She is passionate about resident and medical student education and serves as a devoted mentor to trainees. She is a practicing dermatologist with clinical interests in alopecia, pigmentary disorders and hidradenitis suppurativa.

As a dermatopathologist, her special interests include clinicopathologic correlation, hair disorders, inflammatory skin conditions and melanocytic neoplasms. She is thrilled to return to the Washington, D.C. area and provide exceptional care to patients.

During her spare time, Dr. Madu enjoys cooking, piano, traveling and spending time with her 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
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    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