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Jennifer M. McNiff [M.D.]

  • Titles : Professor, Dermatology and Pathology; Director, Dermatopathology
  • Affiliations : Yale University School of Medicine

  • Graduated from Swarthmore College in 1982
  • Graduated from University of Vermont College of Medicine in 1986
  • Certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (1991) and Dermatopathology (1993)
  • Past President of the American Society of Dermatopathology, Recipient of the Walter R. Nickel Award for Excellence in Teaching of Dermatopathology
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  • Course director and lecturer for numerous meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, International Society of Dermatopathology and others.
  • Board of Directors, American Society of Dermatopathology 2008-2013; Nominations Committee, American Society of Dermatopathology 2012-2016; Associate Editor, Journal of American Academy of Dermatology; Yale Appointments and Promotion Committees, Ad Hoc Task Force on Gender Equity, Co-Chair Status of Women in Medicine; Fellow, Trumbull College

Hobbies include hiking, sewing, quilting, reading, boating and time with family.  Served as medical examiner in Virginia during residency.

I have had many career opportunities and enjoyed them all, but I am most proud of my family and my children.

  1. Ko CJ, Glusac EJ, McNiff JM, Rodic N, Leffell DJ.  Squamous proliferations on the legs of women: Qualitative examination of histopathology, TP53 sequencing, and implications for diagnosis in a series of 30 cases.  J Am Acad Dermatol 2017;77:1126-32.
  2. Panse G, McNiff JM, Ko CJ.  Basal cell carcinoma: CD56 and cytokeratin 5/6 staining patterns in the differential diagnosis with Merkel cell carcinoma.  J Cutan Pathol 2017;44:553-556.
  3. Levy L, Layher H, McNiff JM, Ko CJ.  Dermatomyositis: histopathologic findings of parakeratosis and dermal edema revisited.  J Cutan Pathol 2018;DOI: 10.1111/cup.13104.
  4. Ko CJ, Antaya RJ, Zubek A, Craiglow B, Damsky W, Galan A, McNiff JM.  Revisiting the histopathologic findings in Goltz syndrome.  J Cutan Pathol 2016;43:418-21.
  5. Alomari AK, Glusac EJ, McNiff JM.  P40 is a more specific marker than p63 for cutaneous poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma.  J Cutan Pathol 2014;41:839-40. 
  6. Ko CJ, McNiff JM.  Punctate pemphigus: an underreported direct immunofluorescence pattern.  J Cutan Pathol 2014 Mar;41(3):293-6. 
  7. Alomari A, McNiff JM.  The significance of eosinophils in hypertrophic lichen planus. J Cutan Pathol 2014 Apr;41(4):347-52. 
  8. Ko CJ, McNiff JM.  Cutaneous metastases.  Chapter 122 in Dermatology, fourth edition. Jean L. Bolognia, Ed. (Mosby Elsevier), 2018.

Current Lectures

  • CPC from New England: Panel (10/23/2023)
  • Uncommon Presentations of Inflammatory Diseases (10/23/2023)
  • Update on Cutaneous Drug Reactions (10/24/2023)
  • MF and Its Mimics (10/25/2023)
  • Update on IHC for Epithelial and Inflammatory Lesions (10/26/2023)

Past Lectures

  • From H&E to FITC: Update on Blistering Diseases (10/11/2018)
  • New Concepts In Iatrogenic Dermatoses (10/11/2018)
  • Immunohistochemistry Of Epithelial Lesions (10/11/2018)
  • Diagnosing Melanoma In Situ: Traps And Pitfalls: Panel (10/10/2018)
  • Uncommon Presentations Of Inflammatory Diseases (10/09/2018)


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