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Tuesday Dermatopathology Teaching Sessions for the month of July.

Recommended reading: Requisites in Dermatology: Dermatopathology, 1st edition by Elston DE, Ferringer T, Peckham S, High WA. (2008).

Since this book is not available in digital format, 3 copies are available for the dermatology library at Palisades Medical Center.


Dr. Elston will be conducting the didactic teaching sessions with the dermatology residents from St. Luke’s-Roosevelt. On the Tuesdays in which there are no didactic sessions, Dr. Mones or one of the core faculty will conduct routine dermatopathology sign-out from 1-3:30PM and will also review with patient biopsies  and/or any questions on dermatopathology.


For the month of July, the Tuesday schedule is as follows:


July 9 – Dr. Elston – Chapter 2 Benign tumors and cysts of the epidermis

July 16 – Dr. Elston – Chapter 3 Malignant tumors of the epidermis

July 23 – Dr. Elston – Chapter 4 Benign pilar and sebaceous neoplasms

July 30 – Routine sign-out with Dr. Mones


We are in the process of finalizing the schedule for the rest of the year and we will place that shortly


The didactic sessions typically consist of 10-15 unknown slides which are discussed in the first 30 minutes followed by a potpourri of slides on the same subject, followed by 30-60 minutes of slides from all areas of dermatopathology. The last hour of the session is a clinical lecture.


The unknown slides may be previewed virtually at Once on the home page, click on Dermpath University. Under Educational Resources click again on Dermpath University. Then go to Digital Dermpath View Courses. The course name is Dermatopathology – Dirk Elston, MD. You will need to register and once you have done so you should be able to view the slides that correspond to the chapters. If you have any problems, please do not hesitate to let me know.


Lunch will be provided on the Tuesday session days. Sessions are scheduled from 1-3:30PM. However, please note that sessions with Dr. Elston sometimes tend to run a bit longer (4-4:30PM) depending on the material being covered.

More to come....