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Jeffrey P. North, MD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Dermatology

After finishing undergraduate studies in molecular biology and chemistry at Brigham Young University, I attended medical school at UCSF from 2002-2006. As a first year medical student I began working on melanoma genetics with Boris Bastian, M.D. studying the evolution of melanoma on acral (hands/feet) skin. My interest in dermatology grew during my time at UCSF, leading to a dermatology residency at Oregon Health & Science University, where I served as chief resident from 2009-2010.  I returned to UCSF for Dermatopathology fellowship in 2010, followed by a year on faculty as a clinical instructor. After one year on faculty at the University of Missouri as the director of dermatopathology, I rejoined the faculty on the UCSF Dermatopathology and Oral Pathology Service and am delighted to be a member of such an outstanding academic and clinical dermatology and dermatopathology unit.

My interests include increasing diagnostic precision in both inflammatory and neoplastic dermatologic conditions. This includes utilizing molecular techniques such as fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) to better characterize histopathologically ambiguous melanocytic tumors and provide better prognostic information for patients based on cancer-related changes in the tumor genome. I am also interested in immunoprofiling inflammatory skin diseases to allow for more precise diagnosis and understanding of these diseases. In addition, I enjoy teaching and mentoring students, residents and fellows rotating through our service.


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Selected Publications

North, J., Kageshita, T., Pinkel, D., LeBoit, P., Bastian, B., Distribution and Significance of Occult Intraepidermal Tumor Cells Surrounding Primary Melanoma. J Invest Dermatol. 2008 Aug;128(8):2024-30.

Lillis J., North J., Vetto J., Corless C., White K., Lee K. Primary scrotal melanoma presenting as a large, amelanotic, exophytic mass. Arch Dermatol. 2009 Sep;145(9):1071-2

Busse K., Bhutani T, North J, Koo J. Excimer laser for extremely recalcitrant psoriasiform plaques with clinical suspicion of mycosis fungiodes. Practical Derm. 2011 Feb: 45-47.

Fried I, Pincus L, North J, El-Shabrawi-Caelen L. Basal Cell Carcinoma with a Bonus. J     Cutan Pathol. 2011 Mar; 38(3):261-3.

North, J., White, K., White, C., Solomon, A. Acquired, Verrucous, Gluteal Lymphangioma in the Setting of Crohn’s Disease. J Am Acad Dermatol, 2011 May;64(5):e90-1.

North, J., Mully, T. Alpha-Interferon Induced Sarcoidosis Mimicking Metastatic Melanoma. J Cutan Pathol. J Cutan Pathol. 2011 Jul;38(7):585-9.

North, J. CD117 (c-KIT) Staining in Desmoplastic Melanoma. J Cutan Pathol.  2011 Sep; 38(9):753-5.

North, J., Vetto, J., Murali, R., White, K., White, C., Bastian, B. Assessment of Copy Number Status of Chromosomes 6 and 11 by FISH Provides Independent Prognostic Information in Primary Melanoma. Am J Surg Pathol, 2011 Aug;35(8):1146-50.

North J, McCalmont T. Angiosarcoma with tingible body macrophages. J Cutan Pathol. 2011 Sep; 38(9):683-6.

Wang N, Sanborn Z, Arnett K, Bayston L, Liao W, Proby C, Leigh I, Collisson E, Gordon P, Jakkula L, Pennypacker S, Zou Y, Sharma M, North J, Vemula S, Mauro T, Neuhaus I, Leboit P, Hur J, Park K, Huh N, Kwok P, Arron S, Massion P, Bale A, Haussler D, Cleaver J, Gray J, Spellman P, South A, Aster J, Blacklow S, Cho R. Loss-of-function Mutations in Notch Receptors in Cutaneous and Lung Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2011 Oct 25;108(43):17761-6.

North J., Lo, J., Landers M. Poromatosis in Pregnancy: A Case of 8 Eruptive Poromas in the 3rd Trimester. Cutis. 2012 Feb; 89:81-83.

North, J. McCalmont, T, LeBoit, P., Palmar Pits Associated with the Nevoid Basal Cell Carcinoma Syndrome. J Cutan Pathol. 2012 Aug;39(8):735-8.

North, J., McCalmont, T., LeBoit, P., Melanoma ex Blue Nevus: 2 Cases Resembling Large Plaque-Type Blue Nevus with Subcutaneous Cellular Nodules. J Cutan Pathol. 2012 Dec; 39(12): 1094-9.

Han, S., North, J., Canavan, T, Kim, N., Yu, S. Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2012 Dec;26(6):1351-74.

North, J., Molecular Testing in the Diagnosis of Melanocytic Tumors. Drug Discovery Today: Disease Mechanisms. 2013 May. Epub.

Tartar, D., Limova, M., North, J. Clinical and Histopathologic Findings in Cutaneous Sting Ray Wounds: a Case Report. Dermatol Online J. 2013 Aug; 19(8): 4.

Callahan JA, Hammer GE, Agelides A, Duong BH, Oshima S, North J, Advincula R, Shifrin N, Truong HA, Paw J, Barrera J, Defranco A, Rosenblum MD, Malynn BA, Ma A. Cutting Edge: ABIN-1 Protects against Psoriasis by Restricting MyD88 Signals in Dendritic Cells. J Immunol. 2013 Jul 15;191(2):535-9.