Dermatopathology Services: Providing Expertise in Biopsy Analysis
The dermatopathology service at MedStar Washington Hospital Center provides microscopic examination, description and interpretation of skin biopsies for accurate diagnoses.
Our fellowship-trained dermatopathologists are the experts in both dermatology and pathology with special understanding and experience in the analysis of skin specimens for pinpoint diagnosis of diverse skin diseases—everything from inflammatory disorders to tumors. They work hand-in-hand with our clinical dermatology team to help ensure appropriate and timely treatment.
Why MedStar WHC Dermatopathology
- The department’s Dermatopathologists provide routine consultation services at both MedStar Washington Hospital Center and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. MedStar Dermatopathology not only provides exceptional care, we provide our expertise for patients—and second-opinions for complex illnesses, difficult to diagnosis conditions and consultants to other health-care providers who wish to gain another opinion on diagnosis and management.
- A newly constructed dedicated Dermatopathology Lab at the hospital is unique to the region, and is helping the service meet the growing need for its specialized services. MedStar Dermatopathology participates in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) Laboratory Accreditation Program, and has Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA) certification. CAP’s Laboratory Accreditation program is widely recognized as the GOLD STANDARD, serving as a model for federal, state and private laboratory programs throughout the world.