Philip LeBoitDepartment of Pathology, University of California (UCSF), San Francisco, CA, USA F1000 Section Head (since 16 November 2005)
BIOGRAPHYPhilip E LeBoit M.D Academic positions: - Professor, Clinical Pathology and Dermatology, UCSF - Member, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center - Director, UCSF Dermatopathology Service - Director, Fellowship Training Program in Dermatopathology, Depts. of Pathology and Dermatology - Director, Dermatopathology Section, Dept. of Pathology - Professor of Clinical Dermatology, Dept. of Dermatology, UCSF. Any industry positions (last five years): None declared. Research interests: Prof. LeBoit's main research interest in dermatopathology is: how does one make a more accurate diagnosis based on a skin biopsy? To this end, he has studied both inflammatory and neoplastic diseases, applying both high- and low-tech methods as the situation warrants. The areas that are of particular interest are entities whose essential nature is unclear, such as Spitz's nevus, a tumor of melanocytes in which large cells occur, sometimes simulating melanoma. Any other information: Prof. LeBoit's excellence in research and teaching has been recognised with numerous awards including: - Certificate of Appreciation, Dept. of Medicine and Surgery, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Martinez, CA - Honorable Mention, Distinguished Teaching Award, Academic Senate, UCSF - Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Dermatology, UCSF - Ackerman Lecture and Award, International Society of Dermatopathology - Pinkus Lecture and Award, American Society of Dermatopathology - Founder's Award, American Society of Dermatopathology. He is an editorial board member (past editor in chief) of the American Journal of Dermatopathology and a co-editor of Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery.
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