Dermatopathology in the Desert
May 11 - 14, 2017
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Physicians Can Earn A Maximum Of 18 SAM Credit Hours
Steven D. Billings, MD
Dr. Billings completed his pathology residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. Following residency he completed a fellowship in soft tissue pathology with Dr. Sharon Weiss at Emory University and a dermatopathology fellowship with Dr. Antoinette Hood at Indiana University. Upon completion of his post-graduate studies, he joined the faculty at Indiana University School of Medicine, where he practiced for several years. In 2007 he joined the faculty at the Cleveland Clinic where he serves as a Professor of Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and as co-director of the dermatopathology section. He also staffs the soft tissue pathology service.
His research interests are in dermatopathology and soft tissue pathology, with a special emphasis on cutaneous soft tissue tumors. He has authored over 100 articles, numerous book chapters as well as a book on inflammatory diseases of the skin. He is on the editorial board of several journals and a peer reviewer for many more. He has a strong interest in education and gives numerous invited lectures and CME courses. He inaugurated interactive microscopy for USCAP.
Dirk M. Elston, MD
Dr. Elston is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston. He is the current president of the American Society of Dermatopathology, serves on the board of directors of the International Society of Dermatopathology and the American Board of Dermatology, is Deputy-editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and is a past-president of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is an Honorary Professor at China Medical University in Shenyang China and Guest Professor at the Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University in Changsha, China.
Dr. Elston is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, did his dermatology residency at Walter Reed Medical Center and a dermatopathology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. He is the author of over 380 peer reviewed publications, is one of 3 authors of Andrews’ Diseases of the Skin, Associate Editor-in-Chief of eMedicine dermatology, and Editor-in-Chief of the Requisites in Dermatology series of textbooks. He received the 2008 Walter Nickel Award for Excellence in Dermatopathology Education and the 2013 Founder’s Award of the American Society of Dermatopathology. The first edition of his dermatopathology textbook, written together with Tammie Ferringer, received the Highly Commended Award in the British Medical Association Medical Book competition. They are now working on the third edition.
Richard C. Jordan, DDS, MSc, Ph.D., FRCPath
Richard C. Jordan DDS, MSc, Ph.D., FRCPath is Professor of Oral Pathology, Pathology & Radiation Oncology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and is the Director of Oral Pathology section in the UCSF Dermatopathology & Oral Pathology Service. Trained in Canada and the United Kingdom, Dr. Jordan is board certified in both oral medicine and oral & maxillofacial pathology in the United States and Canada. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the UK. He is the co-author of two leading textbooks, one in oral pathology and the other in oral medicine. As a funded clinician-scientist he has published over 150 peer reviewed publications in cancer biology, biomarkers and the pathology of head and neck diseases. Since 2008 he has served as Director of the NRG Oncology Biospecimen Bank with locations in San Francisco, Pittsburgh and at the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus Ohio. NRG Oncology was formed in 2014 from the amalgamation of 3 legacy cancer trials groups: RTOG, GOG and NSABP and is now the largest of the 5 NCI funded co-operative cancer groups enrolling 5099 patients annually into late stage phase 2 and stage 3 cancer clinical trials. The NRG Biospecimen Bank supports these studies by collecting, storing, reviewing and distributing 138,000 biospecimens (blood, serum, plasma, CSF, tissues, saliva, urine, bronchial washings) per year.
Philip E. LeBoit, MD
Dr. LeBoit is Professor of Pathology and Dermatopathology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Division Chief of Dermatopathology, and Co-Director of the UCSF Dermatopathology Service. After training in Anatomic Pathology at UCSF 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.), he joined the faculty at UCSF in 1985, and founded the UCSF Dermatopathology Service in 1987, with the goal of bringing academic expertise to a larger patient base than that of traditional university-based dermatopathology sections.
His investigative work includes the delineation of granulomatous slack skin as a lymphoma, the first comprehensive descriptions 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.
He has written over 160 peer-reviewed publications, over 25 book chapters, and co-edited the dermatology textbook, Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery. He was responsible for a major project for the World Health Organization, i.e., editing the WHO "blue book" Skin Tumors. He co-authored with Dr. Guido Massi the textbook, Histologic Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma, published in 2004, with a second edition published in 2014. He has given over 400 invited lectures in North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Dr. LeBoit served as editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Dermatopathology from 1997-2006, and is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. His service to the International Society of Dermatopathology includes membership on the executive committee and terms as Secretary-Treasurer and President. He received the Ackerman Award from the International Society of Dermatopathology, and the Founders’ Award, the Walter Nickel Award and the Herman Pinkus Award from the American Society of Dermatopathology.
Timothy H. McCalmont, MD
Dr. Tim McCalmont has spent his entire career in the academic practice of dermatopathology and has served as a tertiary dermatopathology consultant at the UCSF Dermatopathology Service for over 2 decades. Dr. McCalmont has a keen interest in all aspects of cutaneous pathology but is particularly intrigued by adnexal tumors, melanocytic tumors, and advanced diagnostic techniques, including both sophisticated immunohistochemistry and molecular methods.
Artur Zembowicz, MD, PhD
Dr. Zembowicz is Professor of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at Tufts Medical School; senior staff in Dermatopathology at Lahey Clinic, Burlington, MA; Founder and Director of International Second Opinion Dermatopathology and Head and Neck Pathology Service (www.DermatopathologyConsultations.com); and Founder and Director of Dermpedia Dermatopathology CME Course and website (www.dermpedia.org). Dr. Zembowicz earned his M.D. and Ph.D. (in Pharmacology) at Copernicus Academy of Medicine in Cracow, Poland. After a successful career in basic research in vascular biology which included work with a Nobel Prize Winner, Sir John R. Vane, FRS, at the William Harvey Research Institute in London, United Kingdom, he completed a residency in Anatomic Pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA followed up by a dermatopathology fellowship at the Combined Harvard Dermatopathology Program at Boston, MA. Prior to his current affiliations, he served on staff on dermatopathology and head and neck services at the Massachusetts General Hospital and on ophthalmic pathology service at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston, MA. He was an associate of Dr. Martin C. Mihm, Jr., M.D., in his dermatopathology second opinion consultation practice at Massachusetts General Hospital. His research contributions include papers on melanocytic tumors, adnexal neoplasms, ophthalmic pathology and inflammatory skin disease. His teaching experience also includes directing Harvard Dermatopathology CME Course and invited lectures in Europe, Asia, Australia and the Americas.