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Selected Awards & Honors
Philip LeBoit, MD received the 18th Annual Walter R. Nickel Award for Excellence in Teaching of Dermatopathology from the American Society of Dermatopathology. April 2015

Philip E. LeBoit, MD

Professor of Pathology and Dermatology
Co-Director of UCSF Dermatopathology and Oral Pathology Service

After training in Anatomic Pathology at the University of California, San Francisco and in Dermatopathology at both New York University (under the late Bernard Ackerman, M.D.) and at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center (with N. Scott McNutt, M.D.), I founded the UCSF Dermatopathology and Oral Pathology Service in 1987, with the goal of bringing academic expertise to a larger patient base than that of traditional university-based dermatopathology sections.

My investigative work includes the delineation of granulomatous slack skin as a lymphoma, the first comprehensive description of bacillary angiomatosis and bacillary peliosis hepatis, the development of the concept of palisaded neutrophilic and granulomatous dermatitis, the application of first morphometric and then molecular studies to melanocytic neoplasms and the initial description of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis.

I have written over 170 peer reviewed publications, over 25 book chapters, and co-edited the dermatology textbook, Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. Another major project for the World Health Organization was editing the WHO "blue book" Skin Tumors. Guido Massi and I authored the textbook, Histologic Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma, the second edition of which was published in 2014. I have given over 400 invited lectures in North and South America, Europe and Asia.

I served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Dermatopathology from 1997-2006, served as an associate editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, and am currently an editor of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. My service to the International Society of Dermatopathology includes membership on the executive committee and terms as Secretary-Treasurer and as President of the Society (2004-7). I have received the Ackerman Award from the International Society of Dermatopathology, and am the only person who has received both the Founders Award and the Pinkus Award from the American Society of Dermatopathology.


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Selected Publications

Guest Editors: LeBoit Philip E. MD; Cerroni, Lorenzo MD. Pathology Case Reviews July/August 2014 (Current issue) Volume 19 Issue 4:Cutaneous Lymphoproliferative Disease

Hall BJ, LeBoit PE. Suprabasal spread of melanocytes in dysplastic nevi and melanoma in situ: Ki-67-labeling rate of junctional melanocytes and suprabasal cells may be a helpful clue to the diagnosis. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Aug;38(8)

Charli-Joseph Y, Saggini A, Doyle LA, Fletcher CD, Weier J, Mirza S, Vemula S, LeBoit PE. DNA copy number changes in tumors within the spectrum of cellular, atypical, and metastasizing fibrous histiocytoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Aug;71(2):256-63.

Yeh I, Mully TW, Wiesner T, Vemula SS, Mirza SA, Sparatta AJ, McCalmont TH, Bastian BC, LeBoit PE. Ambiguous melanocytic tumors with loss of 3p21. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Aug;38(8):1088-95

Schulman JM, LeBoit PE. Adipophilin Expression in Necrobiosis Lipoidica, Granuloma Annulare, and Sarcoidosis. Am J Dermatopathol. 2014 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25357017

Charli-Joseph Y, Saggini A, Vemula S, Weier J, Mirza S, LeBoit PE. Primary cutaneous perivascular epithelioid cell tumor: A clinicopathological and molecular reappraisal. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Dec;71(6):1127-36

Wood BA, LeBoit PE. An 'inflammatory' variant of solar purpura: a simulant of leukocytoclastic vasculitis and neutrophilic dermatoses. Pathology. 2013 Aug;45(5):484-8

Massi G. LeBoit PE. Histological Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma. 2nd editon, Springer, Heidelberg, 2014