Behzad Salari, M.D.


Behzad Salari, MD, is a compassionate pathologist who subspecialized in skin pathology (dermatopathology) and provides care for patients of all ages. His passion for dermatopathology centers on rendering the most accurate diagnosis while individualizing care to facilitate good patient outcomes and patient care. He is currently the CEO and Medical Director of Salari Skin pathology.

Dr. Salari has an extensive academic and medical professional background. He grew up in Tabriz, Iran and earned his medical degree from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. He moved to the United States to work as a research scientist at Harvard University for three years and learned a great deal from his world-renowned mentors.

He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Washington University in Saint Louis. After developing a love for dermatopathology in residency, Dr. Salari completed a dermatopathology fellowship at University of Michigan.

Dr. Salari finds his career in dermatopathology rewarding and satisfying and has diagnosed more than 50,000 cases to date. He has numerous publications in peer-reviewed medical journals, book chapters, and textbooks, including the prestigious Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology. He presented his work frequently at national meetings, including the American Society of Dermatopathology, the International Society of Dermatopathology, and United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. In addition, he served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Salari is fluent in English, Farsi, and Azeri, and has basic knowledge of Arabic language. Outside of work, his hobbies include traveling, spending time with friends, enjoying international food, and doing DIY projects at home.


American Society of Dermatopathology
American Medical Association


Postdoctoral Research Fellow:
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, Boston
Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard University, Boston


Peer-reviewed Journals

1. Salari B, Joseph M, Eshaq M, Lowe L, Fullen D. Unusual drug reaction with features of colchicine toxicity in patient on colchicine and allopurinol. J Cutan Pathol. 49(11):938-942. November 2022.
2. Jabbari S, Salari B, He M, Dehner LP. Infantile fibrosarcoma and other spindle cell neoplasms of infancy. A review of morphologically overlapping yet molecularly distinctive entities. Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 41(6):996-1O14. December 2022.
3. Salari B, Dehner LP. Juvenile xanthogranuloma: A comparative immunohistochemical study of factor XIIIa, CD11c, and CD4. Am J Dermatopathol. 1;44(7):493-498. July 2022.
4. Salari B, Foreman RK, Emerick KS, Lawrence DP, Duncan LM. Sinonasal mucosal melanoma: An update and review of the literature. Am J Dermatopathol. 1;44(6):424-432. June 2022.
5. Salari B, Dehner LP. Juvenile and adult xanthogranuloma: A 30-year single-center experience and review of the disorder and its relationship to other histiocytoses. Ann Diagn Pathol. 58:151940. June 2022.
6. Salari B, Dehner LP. Pseudo-Roberts syndrome: An entity or not? Fetal Pediatr Pathol. 41(3):396-402. June 2022.
7. Salari B, Duncan LM, Lennerz JK, Holbrook EH, Emerick KS, Foreman RK. Observed progression from melanosis with melanocyte hyperplasia to sinonasal melanoma with distant metastasis. J Cutan Pathol. 48(7):948-953. July 2021.
8. Salari B, Sheinbein DM, Rosman IS, Dehner LP. Metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma to the scalp: A case report and review of the literature. J Cutan Pathol. 47(3):263-268. March 2020.

Books and Chapters

1. Salari B, Sanati S. Cytology of the Breast. In: The Washington Manual of Surgical Pathology. 3rd ed. Pfeifer JD, Humphrey PA, Ritter JH, Dehner LP (eds.). 2020; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
2. Salari B, Samankan S, Porhomayon J. Diabetes and Obesity: The Impact of Their Coincidence on Health and Life. In: Glucose Intake and Utilization in Pre-diabetes and Diabetes: Induction of Cardiovascular disease. Watson RR and Dokken B (eds). 2014; Elsevier.
3. Abedi-Khorasgani MH, Abedi M, Arad H, Arfa F, Family GH, Ghatresammani V, Khodayi M, Kolahi F, Mahdavi AH, Mehrara A, Najafi A, Salari B, SamadiRad B, SeayfFarshod AA. Principles of Forensic Medicine: Assessment of Damages in the Ear, Nose and Throat. 2013; Iranian Legal Medicine Organization.
4. Salari B, Ghoreyshi Rad F, Salari F, Hamdi A. High blood pressure: Natural ways to prevent and control it. 2012.