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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

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
  • Sanger Sequencing
  • FISH – Fluorescent In Situ Hybridization


    Speaking Schedule:

    • Nov. 13-16: Society of Melanoma Research Boris C. Bastian, MD "Genomic Landscape of Desmoplastic Melanoma". Zurich, Switzerland
    • Dec. 2-6: California Society of Pathologists:
      Richard C. Jordan, DDS. PhD. FRCPath. "Review of Interesting and Problematic Oral & Head and Neck Pathology" and "Diagnostic Problems in Surgical Pathology". San Francisco, CA
    • Dec. 4: Patricia Schellhardt Malone Lectureship in Melanoma.
      Philip E. LeBoit “The clinical, pathology and molecular landscape of nevi and melanoma". Washington University, St. Louis, MO
    • Jan. 23-25: 2015 Winter Skin Seminar
      Beth S. Ruben, MD: "Pigmented Lesions of the Nail Bed and Update on FISH and CGH in Melanocytic Lesions" Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe, NV

    Exhibiting Schedule:

    • Pacific Dermatologic Association Vancouver, B.C. August 14-16 2014
    • CalDerm Carlsbad, CA September 12-14 2014
    • EMA Nation Users Conference Orlando FL November 6-9 2014
    • MauiDerm Maui, HI January 26-30 2015



Recent Awards:

Boris Bastian, MD 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. MD; Cerroni, Lorenzo MD. July/August 2014. Cutaneous Lympho-proliferative Disease

Richard Jordan DDS, PhD, FRCPath

has been appointed to the National Cancer Institute's Head and Neck Cancer Steering committee.

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Visiting Fellows

Now accepting applications


Physician Login

View reports online. Call 415-353-7270 to request a Login

Order Supplies Online

We now offer an online form for your convenience

Insurance Information

See a list of insurances accepted

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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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