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Special Techniques in Dermatopathology

In Part 1, Dr. Smoller explains and demonstrates the practical uses for immunopathology in the practice of diagnostic dermatopathology.
In Part 2, Dr. Sander discusses molecular diagnosis as an emerging field in dermatopathology and focuses on special techniques which are important for the routine diagnosis in dermatopathology.

Bruce Smoller, MD
Bruce Smoller is currently the Vice Chair in the department of Pathology and a professor in both pathology and dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He came to Little Rock after spending appoximately eight years as the Director of Dermatopathology at Stanford University in California. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. Dr. Smoller is especially interested in cutaneous lymphoid infiltrates and has written many papers on the histologic features of mycosis fungoides. He is the author of several books, including "Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Disease" and "A Practical Guide to Use of Immunopathology in Diagnostic Dermatopathology".

Christian Sander, MD

Dr. Sander studied medicine in Freiburg, Germany and Sydney, Australia. In 1987, after medical school he began a residency in Pathology at the Department of Pathology of the University of Cologne in Cologne, Germany. From December 1990 until January 1993 he spent more than two years as a guest researcher at the Hematopathology Section of the Laboratory of Pathology, NCI, NIH, Bethesda, Maryland. In February 1993, he started a residency in Dermatology at the Department of Dermatology of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. Since 1998 he is head of the Dermatopathology Section and of the Laboratory of Molecular Dermatopathology. His main interests are cutaneous lymphomas.

Part 1  
Part 2