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Fibrous Proliferations

This lecture covers a variety of superficial mesenchymal tumors that may be encountered in a dermatology/dermatopathology practice. The emphasis is on fibrous tumors.

Steven Billings , MD, & Antoinette Hood, MD
Dr. Steven Billings is an Assistant Professor in the departments of Pathology and Dermatology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his anatomic and clinical pathology residency training at Indiana University School of Medicine. Following residency he was the soft tissue pathology fellow at Emory University School of Medicine. After his year in Atlanta he again returned to Indiana University School of Medicine for a dermatopathology fellowship after which he joined the faculty.

Dr. Antoinette Hood is a Professor of Pathology Dermatology, and is Director of the Dermatopathology Unit at the Eastern Virginia School of Med. Her Dermatology training was obtained in the Harvard program, and she remained in Boston for a two-year fellowship in Dermatopathology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She was on faculty for 13 years at the Johns Hopkins School of Med., and for two years was an Assist. Dean for Admissions. She joined the faculty of the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1993 where she was Director of Dermatopathology for 9 years. Her academic interests include dermatopathology, the cutaneous complications of chemotherapy and immunosuppression, drug reactions, and medical education.