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James W. Patterson [M.D.]

  • Titles : Professor of Pathology and Dermatology, Director of Dermatopathology
  • Affiliations : University of Virginia Health System

Academic Profile at a Glance

  • Graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1968
  • Graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (Medical College of Virginia) in 1972
  • Certifications. Board Certified, Dermatology and Dermatopathology
  • Achievements/Accomplishments.  Past Secretary-Treasurer and President, American Society of Dermatopathology; Walter R. Nickel Award, ASDP, 2009
  • Published articles, books, etc. Over 200 articles, book chapters, etc.; Author, co-author, editor of 4 books, most recently Practical Skin Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach, to be published June 2013
  • Speaking engagements.  Lectures in various parts of the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia
  • Boards. Residency Review Committees for Dermatology and Dermatopathology, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

 About Your Organization/Department

  • Now in its 17th year at UVA; Director and Co-Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program; have trained over 40 fellows at MCV and UVA over 30 years

Movies, all kinds of music; American and world history; baseball (UVA and NY Yankees)

 Most Important Achievement: - Being selected to lecture at a Scientific Symposiums International course  

  • Critical Issues in Cutaneous Pathology: Mistakes that Matter
  • Cutting Edge Dermatopathology for Dermatopathologists

Past Lectures

  • Fibrous Tissue Tumor Update (Including Those Tumors on the Cusp Between Soft Tissue and Skin) (06/27/2013)
  • Age-Related Changes in Biopsy Specimens: When the Textbooks Don't Help (06/26/2013)
  • Pitfalls in Microscopic Diagnoses and How to Avoid Them (06/26/2013)
  • Cutaneous Lymphoma Update (06/25/2013)
  • What's New That is Really Useful in Diagnostic Dermatopathology? (06/25/2013)
  • Problems in the Diagnosis of Melanoma (Panel Discussion) (10/06/2011)
  • Clinicopathologic Approach to Drug Eruptions (10/06/2011)
  • Disorders of Epidermal Maturation and Keratinization (10/05/2011)
  • Bullous Disorders (10/04/2011)
  • Dermatopathologic Manifestations of Connective Tissue Disease (10/03/2011)


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