Dermatopathology and Dermatology Services



The team at the San Francisco Dermatopathology Institute is dedicated to exemplary service and directed by a Board Certified Dermatopathologist with more than two decades of  dermatopathology, dermatology and pathology experience. Service has been provided to more than 500 different physicians, mainly dermatologists and pathologists in a primary diagnostic role or as a consultant dermatopathologist.  Our primary dermatopathologist is formally trained at New York University in the departments of dermatology and dermatopathology and The National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute during the melanoma protocol period, and further experienced with more than a decade in the busy commercial labs of Quest and Ameripath and Dermpath Diagnostics. Our team tries hard to give the best of both the academic and commercial labs.



We try very hard to make our physician clients and patients happy. This means consistent, accurate diagnoses, on time, everytime. It also means attention to detail and going the extra mile when needed and even when it isn't needed.


 There are a hundred little things a dermatopathology service can do (or not do) and we try not to cut corners like so many corporations do these days. Attention to detail in all areas of dermpath are personally supervised by a board certified dermatopathologist who is a hands on director in the laboratory, not just a director on paper. Do we spend extra time and money making sure our grossing, reagents and machines are creating perfect slides for our dermatopathologist? Yes. Do we try to give our overworked dermatologist clients diagnoses that are concise, accurate and easy to interpret? Yes.  We know you and your patients are worth it.