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.