Uma N. Sundram, MD, PhD

Pathologist

Dermatopathologist, Dermatologist

Skin Cancer Program

  • 900 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Professional Education

Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (2003) CA

Residency: Stanford University Medical Center (2002) CA

Board Certification: Dermatopathology, American Board of Pathology (2004)

Board Certification: Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology (2003)

Internship: Stanford University Medical Center (2000) CA

Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1999) CA

MD, Stanford University, Medicine (1999)

PhD, Stanford University, Biophysics (1999)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Expression of CD31/PECAM-1 (Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule 1) by Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasms.
Salva, K. A., Haemel, A. K., Pincus, L. B., Liu, J., Sundram, U., & Wood, G. S. (2014). Expression of CD31/PECAM-1 (Platelet Endothelial Cell Adhesion Molecule 1) by Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasms. JAMA dermatology, 150(1), 73-76.

Salivary gland choristoma (heterotopic salivary gland tissue) on the anterior chest wall of a newborn.
Aby, J. L., Patel, M., Sundram, U., & Benjamin, L. T. (2014). Salivary gland choristoma (heterotopic salivary gland tissue) on the anterior chest wall of a newborn. Pediatric dermatology, 31(1), e36-7.

Diagnostic utility of fli-1 and d2-40 in distinguishing atypical fibroxanthoma from angiosarcoma.
Cuda, J., Mirzamani, N., Kantipudi, R., Robbins, J., Welsch, M. J., & Sundram, U. N. (2013). Diagnostic utility of fli-1 and d2-40 in distinguishing atypical fibroxanthoma from angiosarcoma. American Journal of dermatopathology, 35(3), 316-318.

Reconsidering the Diagnostic and Prognostic Utility of LN-2 for Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma and Atypical Fibroxanthoma
Hollmig, S. T., Rieger, K. E., Henderson, M. T., West, R. B., & Sundram, U. N. (2013). Reconsidering the Diagnostic and Prognostic Utility of LN-2 for Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma and Atypical Fibroxanthoma. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOPATHOLOGY, 35(2), 176-179.

Diagnosing Epidermolysis Bullosa Type and Subtype in Infancy Using Immunofluorescence Microscopy: The Stanford Experience
Berk, D. R., Jazayeri, L., Marinkovich, M. P., Sundram, U. N., & Bruckner, A. L. (2013). Diagnosing Epidermolysis Bullosa Type and Subtype in Infancy Using Immunofluorescence Microscopy: The Stanford Experience. PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, 30(2), 226-233.

Clonal Identity and Differences in Primary Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphoma Occurring at Different Sites or Time Points in the Same Patient
Fujiwara, M., Morales, A. V., Seo, K., Kim, Y. H., Arber, D. A., & Sundram, U. N. (2013). Clonal Identity and Differences in Primary Cutaneous B-Cell Lymphoma Occurring at Different Sites or Time Points in the Same Patient. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOPATHOLOGY, 35(1), 11-18.

Topical Chemotherapy in Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Positive Results of a Randomized, Controlled, Multicenter Trial Testing the Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Mechlorethamine, 0.02%, Gel in Mycosis Fungoides
Lessin, S. R., Duvic, M., Guitart, J., Pandya, A. G., Strober, B. E., & Kim, Y. H. (2013). Topical Chemotherapy in Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma Positive Results of a Randomized, Controlled, Multicenter Trial Testing the Efficacy and Safety of a Novel Mechlorethamine, 0.02%, Gel in Mycosis Fungoides. JAMA DERMATOLOGY, 149(1), 25-32.

Cutaneous gamma delta T-cell Lymphomas A Spectrum of Presentations With Overlap With Other Cytotoxic Lymphomas
Guitart, J., Weisenburger, D. D., Subtil, A., Kim, E., Wood, G., & Kim, Y. H. (2012). Cutaneous gamma delta T-cell Lymphomas A Spectrum of Presentations With Overlap With Other Cytotoxic Lymphomas. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL PATHOLOGY, 36(11), 1656-1665.

Transcriptome sequencing in Sezary syndrome identifies Sezary cell and mycosis fungoides-associated lncRNAs and novel transcripts
Lee, C. S., Ungewickell, A., Bhaduri, A., Qu, K., Webster, D. E., & Khavari, P. A. (2012). Transcriptome sequencing in Sezary syndrome identifies Sezary cell and mycosis fungoides-associated lncRNAs and novel transcripts. BLOOD, 120(16), 3288-3297.

Romidepsin Is Effective in Subcutaneous Panniculitis-Like T-Cell Lymphoma
Bashey, S., Krathen, M., Abdulla, F., Sundram, U., & Kim, Y. H. (2012). Romidepsin Is Effective in Subcutaneous Panniculitis-Like T-Cell Lymphoma. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, 30(24), E221-E225.

Discordant Immunophenotypic Profiles of Adhesion Molecules and Cytokines in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Involving Bone Marrow and Skin
Sachdev, R., George, T. I., Schwartz, E. J., & Sundram, U. N. (2012). Discordant Immunophenotypic Profiles of Adhesion Molecules and Cytokines in Acute Myeloid Leukemia Involving Bone Marrow and Skin. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY, 138(2), 290-299.

Immunophenotypic Analysis of Myeloperoxidase-Negative Leukemia Cutis and Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm
Cronin, D. Mp., George, T. I., Reichard, K. K., & Sundram, U. N. (2012). Immunophenotypic Analysis of Myeloperoxidase-Negative Leukemia Cutis and Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY, 137(3), 367-376.

Clear-Cell Papulosis: A Rare Entity That May Be Misconstrued Pathologically as Normal Skin
Wysong, A., Sundram, U., & Benjamin, L. (2012). Clear-Cell Papulosis: A Rare Entity That May Be Misconstrued Pathologically as Normal Skin. PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, 29(2), 195-198.

A Comparative Analysis of Cutaneous Marginal Zone Lymphoma and Cutaneous Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Levin, C., Mirzamani, N., Zwerner, J., Kim, Y., Schwartz, E. J., & Sundram, U. (2012). A Comparative Analysis of Cutaneous Marginal Zone Lymphoma and Cutaneous Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOPATHOLOGY, 34(1), 18-23.

The frequency of dual TCR-PCR clonality in granulomatous disorders
Dabiri, S., Morales, A., Ma, L., Sundram, U., Kim, Y. H., & Kim, J. (2011). The frequency of dual TCR-PCR clonality in granulomatous disorders. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 38(9), 704-709.

A case of sebaceous carcinoma diagnosed in an adolescent male
Mirzamani, N., & Sundram, U. N. (2011). A case of sebaceous carcinoma diagnosed in an adolescent male. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 38(5), 435-438.

The direct cellular target of topically applied pimecrolimus may not be infiltrating lymphocytes
Fiorentino, D. F., Chen, R. O., STEWART, D. B., Brown, K. K., & Sundram, U. N. (2011). The direct cellular target of topically applied pimecrolimus may not be infiltrating lymphocytes. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 164(5), 996-1003.

CD163 Expression Is Present in Cutaneous Histiocytomas but Not in Atypical Fibroxanthomas
Sachdev, R., Robbins, J., Kohler, S., Vanchinathan, V., Schwartz, E. J., & Surdram, U. N. (2010). CD163 Expression Is Present in Cutaneous Histiocytomas but Not in Atypical Fibroxanthomas. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY, 133(6), 915-921.

Combined Use of PCR-Based TCRG and TCRB Clonality Tests on Paraffin-Embedded Skin Tissue in the Differential Diagnosis of Mycosis Fungoides and Inflammatory Dermatoses
Zhang, B., Beck, A. H., Taube, J. M., Kohler, S., Seo, K., & Zehnder, J. L. (2010). Combined Use of PCR-Based TCRG and TCRB Clonality Tests on Paraffin-Embedded Skin Tissue in the Differential Diagnosis of Mycosis Fungoides and Inflammatory Dermatoses. JOURNAL OF MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS, 12(3), 320-327.

WARTY PLAQUE IN A BOY WITH RECESSIVE DYSTROPHIC EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA
Huang, K. P., Mattoch, I. W., Sundram, U. N., & Bruckner, A. L. (2009). WARTY PLAQUE IN A BOY WITH RECESSIVE DYSTROPHIC EPIDERMOLYSIS BULLOSA. PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, 26(6), 747-748.

An Updated Approach to the Diagnosis of Myeloid Leukemia Cutis
Cronin, D. Mp., George, T. I., & Sundram, U. N. (2009). An Updated Approach to the Diagnosis of Myeloid Leukemia Cutis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY, 132(1), 101-110.

Review: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: histologic approach and updated treatment recommendations.
Sundram, U. N. (2009). Review: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: histologic approach and updated treatment recommendations. Clinical advances in hematology & oncology : H&O, 7(6), 406-408.

Cutaneous Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Associated With a Proliferation of B Cells
Mattoch, I. W., Fulton, R., Kim, Y., Hoppe, R., Warnke, R. A., & Sundram, U. N. (2009). Cutaneous Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma Associated With a Proliferation of B Cells. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY, 131(6), 810-819.

Low Stage Follicular Lymphoma: Biologic and Clinical Characterization According to Nodal or Extranodal Primary Origin
Weinberg, O. K., Ma, L., Seo, K., Beck, A. H., Pai, R. K., & Arber, D. A. (2009). Low Stage Follicular Lymphoma: Biologic and Clinical Characterization According to Nodal or Extranodal Primary Origin. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SURGICAL PATHOLOGY, 33(4), 591-598.

A Malignant Cutaneous Neuroendocrine Tumor With Features of Merkel Cell Carcinoma and Differentiating Neuroblastoma
Vanchinathan, V., Marinelli, E. C., Kartha, R. V., Uzieblo, A., Ranchod, M., & Sundram, U. N. (2009). A Malignant Cutaneous Neuroendocrine Tumor With Features of Merkel Cell Carcinoma and Differentiating Neuroblastoma. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOPATHOLOGY, 31(2), 193-196.

Evaluation of B-cell clonality using the BIOMED-2 PCR method effectively distinguishes cutaneous B-cell lymphoma from benign lymphoid infiltrates
Morales, A. V., Arber, D. A., Seo, K., Kohler, S., Kim, Y. H., & Sundram, U. N. (2008). Evaluation of B-cell clonality using the BIOMED-2 PCR method effectively distinguishes cutaneous B-cell lymphoma from benign lymphoid infiltrates. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOPATHOLOGY, 30(5), 425-430.

CD34+pigmented fibrous proliferations: The morphologic overlap between pigmented dermatofibromas and Bednar tumors
McAllister, J. C., Recht, B., Hoffman, T. E., & Sundram, U. N. (2008). CD34+pigmented fibrous proliferations: The morphologic overlap between pigmented dermatofibromas and Bednar tumors. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF DERMATOPATHOLOGY, 30(5), 484-487.

Persistent scale in the diaper area - Diagnosis: Granular parakeratosis
Bedocs, L. A., Mattoch, I., Sundram, U., & Bruckner, A. L. (2008). Persistent scale in the diaper area - Diagnosis: Granular parakeratosis. PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY, 25(4), 477-478.

Expression of HGAL in primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphomas: evidence for germinal center derivation of primary cutaneous follicular lymphoma
Xie, X., Sundram, U., Natkunam, Y., Kohler, S., Hoppe, R. T., & Hsi, E. D. (2008). Expression of HGAL in primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphomas: evidence for germinal center derivation of primary cutaneous follicular lymphoma. MODERN PATHOLOGY, 21(6), 653-659.

Hydroa-like lymphoma with CD56 expression
Doeden, K., Molina-Kirsch, H., Perez, E., Warnke, R., & Sundram, U. (2008). Hydroa-like lymphoma with CD56 expression. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 35(5), 488-494.

Silent mutations in KIT and PDGFRA and coexpression of receptors with SCF and PDGFA in Merkel cell carcinoma: implications for tyrosine kinase-based tumorigenesis
Kartha, R. V., & Sundram, U. N. (2008). Silent mutations in KIT and PDGFRA and coexpression of receptors with SCF and PDGFA in Merkel cell carcinoma: implications for tyrosine kinase-based tumorigenesis. MODERN PATHOLOGY, 21(2), 96-104.

Mast cell tryptase and microphthalmia transcription factor effectively discriminate cutaneous mast cell disease from myeloid leukemia cutis
Sundram, U. N., & Natkunam, Y. (2007). Mast cell tryptase and microphthalmia transcription factor effectively discriminate cutaneous mast cell disease from myeloid leukemia cutis. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 34(4), 289-295.

Frequent positive staining with NKI/C3 in normal and neoplastic tissues limits its usefulness in the diagnosis of cellular neurothekeoma.
Sachdev, R., & Sundram, U. N. (2006). Frequent positive staining with NKI/C3 in normal and neoplastic tissues limits its usefulness in the diagnosis of cellular neurothekeoma. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PATHOLOGY, 126(4), 554-563.

VEGF modulates erythropoiesis through regulation of adult hepatic erythropoietin synthesis
Tam, B. Yy., Wei, K., Rudge, J. S., Hoffman, J., Holash, J., & Kuo, C. J. (2006). VEGF modulates erythropoiesis through regulation of adult hepatic erythropoietin synthesis. NATURE MEDICINE, 12(7), 793-800.

Expression of CD163 in dermatofibroma, cellular fibrous histiocytoma, and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: comparison with CD68, CD34, and Factor XIIIa
Sachdev, R., & Sundram, U. (2006). Expression of CD163 in dermatofibroma, cellular fibrous histiocytoma, and dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans: comparison with CD68, CD34, and Factor XIIIa. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 33(5), 353-360.

Fluorescence in situ hybridization investigation of cutaneous lesions in acute promyelocytic leukemia
Wrede, J. E., Sundram, U., Kohler, S., Cherry, A. M., Arber, D. A., & George, T. I. (2005). Fluorescence in situ hybridization investigation of cutaneous lesions in acute promyelocytic leukemia. MODERN PATHOLOGY, 18(12), 1569-1576.

Expression of the bcl-6 and MUM1/IRF4 proteins correlate with overall and disease-specific survival in patients with primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma: a tissue microarray study
Sundram, U., Kim, Y., Mraz-Gernhard, S., Hoppe, R., Natkunam, Y., & Kohler, S. (2005). Expression of the bcl-6 and MUM1/IRF4 proteins correlate with overall and disease-specific survival in patients with primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma: a tissue microarray study. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 32(3), 227-234.

Discordant effects of a soluble VEGF receptor on wound healing and angiogenesis
Jacobi, J., Tam, B. Yy., Sundram, U., von Degenfeld, G., Blau, H. M., & Cooke, J. P. (2004). Discordant effects of a soluble VEGF receptor on wound healing and angiogenesis. GENE THERAPY, 11(3), 302-309.

Expression of the B-cell proliferation marker MUM1 by melanocytic lesions and comparison with S100, gp100 (HMB45), and MelanA
Sundram, U., Harvell, J. D., Rouse, R. V., & Natkunam, Y. (2003). Expression of the B-cell proliferation marker MUM1 by melanocytic lesions and comparison with S100, gp100 (HMB45), and MelanA. MODERN PATHOLOGY, 16(8), 802-810.

An immunohistochemical study of CD4, CD8, TIA-1 and CD56 subsets in inflammatory skin disease
Harvell, J. D., Nowfar-Rad, M., & Sundram, U. (2003). An immunohistochemical study of CD4, CD8, TIA-1 and CD56 subsets in inflammatory skin disease. JOURNAL OF CUTANEOUS PATHOLOGY, 30(2), 108-113.

Nicotine accelerates angiogenesis and wound healing in genetically diabetic mice
Jacobi, J., Jang, J. J., Sundram, U., Dayoub, H., Fajardo, L. F., & Cooke, J. P. (2002). Nicotine accelerates angiogenesis and wound healing in genetically diabetic mice. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PATHOLOGY, 161(1), 97-104.

Novel vancomycin dimers with activity against vancomycin-resistant enterococci
Sundram, U. N., Griffin, J. H., & Nicas, T. I. (1996). Novel vancomycin dimers with activity against vancomycin-resistant enterococci. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 118(51), 13107-13108.