Bio


Dr Vijaytha Murali is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow currently working in Stanford Dermatology. She was raised and educated in the United Kingdom, graduating from Edinburgh Medical School, and acquiring her MRCP qualification from the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Her current research focus is on Melanoma where she focusses half her efforts in running "Wipe Out Melanoma", a California wide preventative programme for Melanoma under the mentorship of Professor Susan M. Swetter, and the other half focussing on employing strategies in Artifical Intelligence in the diagnosis of Melanoma under the mentorship of Professor Justin Ko and Professor Albert Chiou.

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Regional Representative, British Medical Association (BMA) (2019 - 2021)
  • Professional Registration, GMC (2015 - Present)

Professional Education


  • B of Medicine and B of Surgery, University Of Edinburgh (2015)
  • PG Certificate, University of Birmingham, Medical Education (2018)
  • MRCP (UK), Royal College of Physicians (London), Member of Royal College of Physicians (2020)
  • MBChB, University of Edinburgh, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (2015)

Stanford Advisors


Research Interests


  • Educational Policy
  • Poverty and Inequality
  • Science Education
  • Technology and Education

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Melanoma, Atypical Naevi Syndrome, Cancer Prevention, Medical Dermatology