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Approach to diagnosis in dermatopathology
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In these lectures Dr. LeBoit gives an overview of the fundamental disease processes in dermatopathology- malformations, inflammatory diseases (including many infections), hyperplasia, benign neoplasms and malignancies.

Philip E. LeBoit, MD
Dr. LeBoit joined the faculty of University of California at San Francisco in 1985. At this time, most dermatologists in the San Francisco area interpreted their own sections and used dermatopathologists for "difficult" cases. In 1987, Dr. LeBoit began an effort to increase the role of dermatopathologists in this process by founding and directing the UCSF Dermatopathology Service. It has grown to become one of the largest university-based dermatopathology organizations in the world, with 38,000 accessions in 1998. In 1991, Timothy McCalmont joined the service as a second dermatopathologist and the two doctors now serve as Co-Directors. The service also consults on difficult cases for pathologists and other dermatopathologists, and these cases approximate 2,500/year.