Dermatopathology cases may include melanoma, and other skin disorders; immunologic, infectious and pediatric diseases. A dermatopathologist is a highly trained physician who specializes in diagnosing disorders of the skin under a microscope. The subspecialty of dermatopathology is a combination of both dermatology and pathology.
A dermatopathologist must make microscopic observations regarding your skin tissue, as well as assess information received from your physician. Since a misdiagnosis of certain skin disorders can be fatal, it is imperative that you and your physician receive the most accurate and timely diagnosis.