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Superior Diagnostics for Patient Care:

Our dermatopathologists and oral pathologists provide a full range of diagnostic services. Our goal is to deliver prompt, expert interpretation and analysis for referring physicians who believe in superior diagnostics for patient care.

  • All dermatopathologists and oral pathologists are available for phone/E-mail consult.
  • We offer 24 hour turn around time on routine cases.
  • Reports are available online, via fax, mail and EMR.
  • Complimentary supplies, FedEx priority overnight/local courier provided.
  • Clinicopathological correlation.
  • Insurance contracts with providers in your area.
  • Our physicians thrive on complex cases such as pigmented lesions.



    • 'Not only is the level of expertise and accuracy without peer but the access to the dermatopathologists by phone, when needed, helps me to help my patients and makes our care here more complete.' Peter J. Sands, M.D. Concord, N.H

    • 'I used to read my own slides, but I'd rather rely on the experts at UCSF Dermpath so I can do what I love to do best, see patients.' South Bay

    • 'UCSF Dermatopathology is the end all for complex diagnoses, I always know I will receive a definitive answer promptly!' L. M.D. Fresno, CA

    • 'I have been using the Oral Pathology services at UCSF for almost 15 years and have been delighted with the level of service level and expert diagnoses. We get our reports very quickly and the pathologists are always available on the phone to discuss cases. In my 20 years of practice, I have used 3 other Oral Pathology services and none were anywhere near as good in any category (service, availability, diagnoses, speed of diagnoses, etc.) as the pathologists are at UCSF. I am certainly thankful I made the switch 15 years ago. I have  total confidence in them and foresee no need to ever use any other service. I highly recommend the UCSF Dermatopathology & Oral Pathology Service for all your Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Dental Pathology needs.' Nicholas Gadler, DDS El Cajon, CA

Dermatopathology and Oral Pathology Services

Original Diagnosis

Derived from skin tissue specimens, expert diagnosis by our top dermatopathologists and oral pathologists

Consultation / Second Opinion

Diagnosis of previously prepared glass slides

Immunofluorescence Testing

  • Direct immunofluorescence from skin tissue
  • Indirect immunofluorescence from blood/serum

Molecular Testing

  • CGH – Array Comparative Genomic Hybridization
  • FISH – Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization


February 27, 2016
Richard Jordan, DDS, PhD Western Society of Periodontology.
Sacramento, CA

January 28-30, 2016 Laura B. Pincus, M.D. National Institute of Health Sciences and Nutrition. A Clinical-Pathological Approach to Cutaneous Atypical Lymphoid Infiltrates. Five Lectures: 1. Approach to the diagnosis of epidermotropic T-cell infiltrates. Conventional mycosis fungoides & rare clinical variants FMF, GSSS & Pagetoid reticulosis. 2. Sezary syndrome and inflammatory mimics. 3. Subcutaneous panniculitis-like T-cell lymphoma & simulants. 4. Small/medium CD4+ pleomorphic T-cell lymphoma Indolent CD8+ lymphoid proliferation of the ear. 5. Microscopy session. Cases from the University of California San Francisco.

January 26, 2016 Richard Jordan, DDS, PhDWhy Oral Pathology Matters in Dental PracticeContinuing Dental Education at UCSF. San Francisco, CA

January 23, 2016 Richard Jordan, DDS, PhD.
23rd Annual International Symposium in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Stratification and Management of Salivary Gland Tumors.

    Exhibiting Schedule:

    • CalDerm Santa Barbara, CA. Sept.18-20,'15
    • MauiDerm Maui, HI. January 26-30 '15



Recent Awards:

Philip LeBoit, M.D. received the 18th Annual Walter R. Nickel Award for Excellence in Teaching of Dermatopathology from the American Society of Dermatopathology. 4/15

Boris Bastian, M.D. received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Melanoma Research from the Society of Melanoma Research 11/14 and the Stein Innovation Award from Research to Prevent Blindness for work on uveal melanoma. 12/14

Pathology Case Reviews Guest Editors:

Leboit, Philip E. M.D.; Cerroni, Lorenzo MD. July/August 2014. Cutaneous Lympho-proliferative Disease


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UCSF Dermatopathology Service | 1701 Divisadero St. Suite 280 | San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 415-353-7546 Toll Free: 800-497-0244 Fax: 415-353-7543
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