Faculty

Dirk M. Elston [M.D.]

  • Titles : Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
  • Affiliations : Medical University of South Carolina

Dr. Dirk Elston received his BS degree from Pennsylvania State University and his MD degree from Jefferson Medical College. He took his residency training in Dermatology at Walter Reed Medical Center and his Dermatopathology Fellowship training at the Cleveland Clinic. He is board certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology. Dr. Elston is currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Dr. Elston was Managing DIrector of the Ackerman Academy of Dermatology in New York City, NY. Previously he was on the staff at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pensylvania. He was formerly the Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is an award-winning teacher, a frequent lecturer aat national meetings, Co-Editor in Chief of the journal eMedicine — Dermatology, and Associate Editor in Chief of eMedicine — Pediatrics. He is a co-author of the dermatology text, Andrews Diseases of the Skin, 10th Edition. Click here for additional info.

  • 4th Annual Richard L. Kempson Diagnostic Pathology Course: More Pathology Top Ten Topics
  • Critical Issues in Cutaneous Pathology: Dermatopathology 2011
  • Critical Issues in Cutaneous Pathology: Improving Your Diagnostic Accuracy
  • Critical Issues in Cutaneous Pathology: What's New as Critical New Information for Your Practice
  • Critical Issues in Dermatopathology: A Rational Approach to Challenging Cases
  • Dermatopathology in Paradise
  • Dermatopathology in Paradise: Challenges in Melanoma, Inflammatory Disease and Alopecia
  • Dermatopathology in Paradise: From the Basics of Inflammatory Skin Disease to Advanced Techniques with Neoplasms
  • Dermatopathology: Everything you Ever Wanted to Know, but Were Afraid to Ask
  • What's New in Dermatopathology: 2016

Past Lectures

  • How To Sign Out Uncertain Melanocytic Neoplasms: Panel (10/09/2018)
  • Cognitive Bias In Dermatopathology (10/09/2018)
  • Global Dermatopathology (10/08/2018)
  • Clinicopathologic Correlation (10/08/2018)
  • How Our Diagnoses Affect Patient Management (10/08/2018)
  • Self-Assessment in Dermatopathology: (07/19/2018)
  • Inflammatory Dermatoses: Think Like a Clinician (07/18/2018)
  • Infections and Infestations (07/17/2018)
  • Vasculitis and Vasculopathy (07/16/2018)
  • Tough Melanocytic Lesions Made Easier (07/16/2018)
  • Simple and Advanced Lab Techniques for Atypical Melanocytic Lesions (10/12/2017)
  • Criteria that Discriminate (10/11/2017)
  • Bullous Diseases (10/10/2017)
  • Clinico-Pathologic Correlation (Panel) (10/09/2017)
  • Panniculitis (10/09/2017)
  • Infectious Dermatopathology (10/13/2016)
  • Unusual and Borderline Melanocytic Tumors (10/12/2016)
  • Pigmented Lesions Made Easier (10/12/2016)
  • Alopecia: Clinicopathological Correlation and Simple Techniques that Can Help (10/11/2016)
  • Selected Topics in Inflammatory Skin Disease (10/10/2016)
  • Luncheon Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts (06/26/2016)
  • CPC 3 (06/26/2016)
  • Simple Tests You May Not Be Using (06/25/2016)
  • Luncheon Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts (06/25/2016)
  • CPC 2 (06/25/2016)
  • New Concepts in Melanocytic Tumors, Including BAPoma, ALKoma (06/24/2016)
  • Luncheon Panel Discussion: Ask the Experts (06/24/2016)
  • CPC 1 (06/24/2016)
  • The Syphilis Epidemic: If You're Not Seeing It, It May Be Seeing You (06/25/2015)
  • The Future of Dermatopathology (06/24/2015)
  • Tips on Challenging Pigmented Lesions (06/24/2015)
  • Leukemic Infiltrates of the Skin (06/23/2015)
  • Atypical Borderine Melanocytic Tumors (06/22/2015)
  • CPC 2 (06/26/2014)
  • Pigmented Lesions Made Easier (06/25/2014)
  • Infections (06/24/2014)
  • CPC ! (06/24/2014)
  • What to Do When the Initial Scalp Biopsy is Non-Diagnostic (06/23/2014)
  • Interactive Cases (06/21/2012)
  • Reading the Dermatopathology Literature Critically (06/21/2012)
  • Biopsies from Critically Ill Patients (06/19/2012)
  • Inflammatory Dermatoses (06/18/2012)
  • Navigating Your Way Through Challenging Melanocytic Lesions (06/18/2012)
  • Invasive Fungi (06/16/2011)
  • Skin Signs Of Rheumatologic Disease (06/15/2011)
  • Interface Dermatitis: MF or Not? (Self-Assessment) (06/15/2011)
  • Melanocytic Lesions My Way (06/14/2011)
  • Lymphoid Infiltrates My Way (06/13/2011)
  • Vasculitis and Vasculopathic Disorders (06/24/2010)
  • It's a Hairy Topic: Alopecia 1 (06/23/2010)
  • It's a Hairy Topic: Alopecia 2 (06/23/2010)
  • Pigmented Lesion Self- Assessment (06/22/2010)
  • Pigmented Lesions: Rules to Live By (06/21/2010)

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