Marian C. FinanM.D. (Emeritus)
Marian C. Finan, M.D. founded the lab as Finan Dermatopathology Laboratory in 1994 and served as the laboratory director for its first two decades of existence. Her vision, diligence, and primary concern for diagnostic excellence and high quality patient care has shaped the mission of our dermatopathology practice. She had significant impact and influence on dermatopathology and dermatology in Atlanta and Georgia during her thirty-three years of practice. During her long esteemed career, she was involved in resident teaching and active patient care at Grady Memorial Hospital as an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology. She also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Finan held leadership positions in several organizations, including having served as President of the Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, President and Secretary–Treasurer of the Atlanta Association for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Treasurer of the Georgia Dermatology Network, member of the FDA Dermatologic Drugs Advisory Committee, and member of the Ethics Committee of the American Society of Dermatopathology. Dr. Finan was recognized by the Mayo Clinic with the prestigious Honored Alumnus Award in 2022.
Dr. Finan earned her medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine. She spent the following four years at the Mayo Clinic/Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota, completing one year in Internal Medicine and a three year residency in Dermatology. She subsequently spent over one year in the private practice of Dermatology in the Atlanta area prior to commencing additional training in Anatomic Pathology/Dermatopathology at Emory University. While a Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, she had the opportunity of studying under Dr. Wallace Clark, a renowned expert in melanocytic neoplasia.
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Stephen F. TempletonM.D.
Stephen F. Templeton, M.D. has been practicing Dermatopathology in Atlanta since 1993. He has been in full time practice with Finan Templeton Dermatopathology Associates since 1997 and currently serves as the Laboratory Director. He is a past president of the Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, and continues to be active in this organization as well as in the Atlanta Association for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, American Academy of Dermatology and American Society of Dermatopathology. He also has served as a past board member for the Georgia Dermatology Network. In 1993, Dr. Templeton began practicing clinical Dermatology and Dermatopathology at the Emory Clinic and Emory University Hospital where he was an Assistant Professor in the departments of Dermatology and Pathology. During this time he took an active role in teaching dermatology and dermatopathology to medical students and residents and published several scientific papers. He continues to enjoy part time teaching endeavors as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine.
Dr. Templeton earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch where he was selected for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha. He served his internship in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina, and then completed residency and fellowship training in Dermatology and Dermatopathology at Emory University. He is board certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology.
Histologic diagnosis of alopecia and inflammatory skin disease are areas of special interest.
See Dr. Templeton’s published works here.
Julie A. BarberM.D.
Julie A. Barber, M.D. began her practice of Dermatopathology in 2001 as a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of Dermatology. She joined Finan Templeton Dermatopathology Associates in 2002 and has been active in the local dermatology community, having served as president and secretary of the Atlanta Association for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. She is also an active member of the Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Emory University School of Medicine where she participates in resident education in dermatopathology.
Dr. Barber earned her medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, where she was selected for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha the national medical honor society. She completed a medicine internship at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and a dermatology residency at Duke University. Dr. Barber then subspecialized in dermatopathology, completing her fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. She is board certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology.
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Narayan S. NaikM.D.
Narayan S. Naik, M.D. has been engaged in the full time practice of dermatopathology since 2003, and he joined Finan Templeton Dermatopathology Associates in 2005. He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Emory University Medical School and coordinates the lab’s education efforts with scheduling of resident teaching sessions, board reviews, and maintenance of the slide library. Dr. Naik has also served as president and treasurer of the Atlanta Association for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. He is also an active member of the Georgia Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology.
Dr. Naik earned his medical degree from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, where he was selected for membership in Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society and was valedictorian of his graduating class. He finished an internship in Preliminary Internal Medicine at Summa Health System / Akron City Hospital and then completed a dermatology residency at New York University, where he was Chief Resident. Dr. Naik then served as a fellow in dermatopathology at the University of Pennsylvania. He then practiced full-time dermatopathology for two and a half years with Pathology Associates in Westchester County, New York, prior to joining Finan Templeton Dermatopathology Associates in 2006. He is board certified in both dermatology and dermatopathology.
Areas of interest include inflammatory skin diseases, skin infections, elastic tissue disorders and the teaching of residents.
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Lauren N. StuartM.D., M.B.A.
Lauren N. Stuart, M.D. joined Finan Templeton Dermatopathology Associates in 2017 after serving as staff pathologist at Treasure Coast Pathology in Stuart, Florida. Dr. Stuart is board certified in Dermatopathology since 2016 after completing her fellowship at Emory University where she also completed her residency and board certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. She previously attended the University of Miami, Florida, where she earned her medical doctorate and Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare sector management and policy. Dr. Stuart earned Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Psychology and History with cum laude distinction from the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Stuart is an active member of the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) where she serves on several key committees. She is also on the editorial boards for Pathology Outlines, Pathology Resident Wiki, and CAP NewsPath. She has also previously been awarded First Place in the ASDP’s prestigious annual Duel in Dermatopathology abstract competition.
Areas of interest include cutaneous adnexal neoplasms.
See Dr. Stuart’s published works here.
Michael P. LeeM.D.
Michael P. Lee, M.D. joined Finan Templeton in 2019 after practicing full time dermatopathology as a faculty member of Tulane University, where he served as the acting associate fellowship director of dermatopathology since 2015. He was also staff dermatopathologist at AW Dermatopathology, serving dermatologists in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Dr. Lee completed his dermatopathology fellowship at Tulane University, where he was highly regarded by both dermatology and dermatopathology staff. Before that, Dr. Lee completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Maryland. While in Maryland, he was mentored in dermatopathology for the entire duration of his residency by Dr. Grace Kao. He also had the opportunity to study under Dr. William Patterson for a month, as a visiting resident. Dr. Lee earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School and his Bachelor of Science from Rutgers University, graduating with honors. Dr. Lee is board certified in both Dermatopathology and Pathology.
Dr. Lee has mentored and taught dermatopathology to residents, medical students, and fellows through didactics as well as scope side sign out. He also uses social media to teach and share his love for dermatopathology. He routinely creates short tutorials with images and videos of important diagnostic pearls. He is actively involved in local, state and national dermatology and dermatopathology organizations.
Areas of interest include inflammatory skin diseases, melanocytic neoplasms, teaching of residents, and adnexal neoplasms.
See Dr. Lee’s published works here.