Philip E LeBoit [M.D.]

  • Titles : Professor of Pathology and Dermatology
  • Affiliations : University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA

Academic Profile at a Glance
Dr. LeBoit

  • Graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in 1975
  • Graduated from Albany Medical College of Union University in 1979
  • Certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and Dermatopathology
  • Editor-in-chief, American Journal of Dermatopathology 1997-2006
  • President, International Society of Dermatopathology, 2007-10
  • Co-editor, WHO “blue book Skin Tumors
  • Edited a dermatology textbook, Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery, and co-authored Histopathologic Diagnosis of Nevi and Melanoma, the second edition of which is in press
  • Over 300 invited lectures, including the Ackerman lecture at the International Society and the Pincus lecture at the American Society of Dermatopathology
  • Editorial board member, American Journal of Surgical Pathology, Case Reviews in Pathology, former Associate Editor, Journal of Investigative Dermatology
  • Founder’s award, American Society of Dermatopathology
About Your Organization/Department
  • Founded the UCSF Dermatopathology Service in 1987, and along with Timothy McCalmont, co-directs the service currently. The service is a joint undertaking of the Departments of Pathology and Dermatology at UCSF.
  • It is one of the busiest academic dermatopathology sections in the world, having trained nearly 200 visiting fellows from dozens of countries.
  • It was the first in the country to offer molecular diagnostic testing for melanocytic lesions.

Dr. LeBoit only started taking his medical career seriously after a hip injury ended his long distance running career. If they can ever fix his legs, he might become a rare sight in the lab. 

Current Lectures

  • A Philosophical Approach to the Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Disease (04/12/2021)
  • Eosinophils in Inflammatory Skin Disease, For Richer or Poorer (04/13/2021)
  • Bandlike Lymphocytic Infiltrates: Superficial Lymphoma and its Simulators (04/14/2021)
  • Melanoma In Situ or Not? (04/15/2021)
  • Rethinking Combined Nevi (04/15/2021)

Past Lectures

  • Nevi of Special Sites (10/08/2020)
  • Granulomatous Dermatitus (10/07/2020)
  • The Interface Between Breast and Skin Pathology (10/06/2020)
  • Approach to Inflammatory Skin Disease by Pattern Diagnosis (10/05/2020)
  • Challenging Inflammatory Skin Diseases (10/05/2020)
  • You Know the Eponym: Diseases and Their Describers (10/10/2019)
  • Steps to Better Clinicopathologic Correlations (Panel) (10/09/2019)
  • New and Little-Known Inflammatory Skin Disease (10/09/2019)
  • The Spectrum of Spitzoid Neoplasms: 70 Years After "Melanomas of Childhood" (10/08/2019)
  • Revisiting Dyplastic Nevi: 40 Years After the B-K Mole Syndrome (10/07/2019)
  • Tangled Up In Blue, Blue-Like Lesions And Blue Melanomas (10/11/2018)
  • Challenging Consultations: Panel (10/11/2018)
  • Simulators of Mycosis Fungoides (10/10/2018)
  • Spitz's Nevus Turns 60 (10/10/2018)
  • Certainty And Uncertainty In The Diagnosis Of Inflammatory Skin Disease (10/09/2018)
  • Unusual Forms of Melanoma (10/12/2017)
  • Unusual Nevi (10/11/2017)
  • Challenging Problems in In-Patient Dermatopathology (Panel) (10/10/2017)
  • Mycosis Fungoides: A Case-Based Approach (10/10/2017)
  • Granulomatous Dermatitis (10/09/2017)
  • Saved by the Clinical: Avoiding Humiliation by Paying Attention to Reality (10/13/2016)
  • Problematic Proliferations of Squamous Keratinocytes (10/13/2016)
  • From Nevus to Melanoma: How Melanocytes Become Malignant: From Genomics to Morphology (10/12/2016)
  • A Tour Through Benign Adnexal Neoplasia (10/11/2016)
  • The Spectrum of Neutrophilic Dermatitis and Vasculitis (10/10/2016)
  • Unusual Variants of Melanoma (10/22/2015)
  • Adnexal Carcinomas and Their Simulators (10/22/2015)
  • Panel: Challenging Melanocytic Lesions (10/21/2015)
  • Panel: Spongiotic and Psoriasiform Dermatitis -- Practical Clinicopathologic Approaches (10/20/2015)
  • Granulomtous Dermatitis -- From the Obvious to the Obscure (10/19/2015)
  • Six Common Problems in Melanocytic Pathology (Panel) (10/16/2014)
  • Emerging Entities (10/16/2014)
  • Spindle Cell and Desmoplastic Melanocytic Proliferations (10/15/2014)
  • Does Spitz's Nevus Exist in 2014? (10/14/2014)
  • W(h)ither the Dysplastic Nevus? (10/13/2014)
  • Clinicopathologic Correlations in Hospitalized Patients (Panel Discussion) (10/24/2013)
  • Adnexal Carcinomas and Their Mimics (10/24/2013)
  • New Immunohistochemical Paradigms in Dermatopathology (10/23/2013)
  • An Update on Molecular Diagnosis of Melanocytic Neoplasms (Panel Discussion) (10/22/2013)
  • What's New in Inflammatory Skin Disease? (10/21/2013)
  • 30 Pitfalls in Dermatopathology in 45 Minutes (10/18/2013)
  • Melanoma from Clinical Presentation to Molecular Diagnosis (10/17/2013)
  • Nevi that Simulate Melanoma (10/17/2013)
  • Inflammatory Skin Disease for the Disaffected General Pathologist (10/17/2013)
  • Cutaneous Lymphomas, LINO (Lymphoma in Name Only) to Natural Killers (10/17/2013)
  • CD 30 and CD 56 Are Just Stains: They Do Not Define Diseases (10/25/2012)
  • Non-Mycosis Fungoides T-Cell Lymphoma (10/24/2012)
  • The Patch Stage of Mycosis Fungoides: A Difficult Diagnosis (10/23/2012)
  • B-Cell Pseudolymphoma and Low Grade B-Cell Lymphoma: How to Tell Them Apart (10/22/2012)
  • Lymphoma or Not: Panel Discussion (10/22/2012)
  • Clinicopathologic Correlations in Dermatopathology: Inflammatory Skin Disease (10/06/2011)
  • Molecular Pathology of Melanocytic Neoplasms (10/05/2011)
  • What's New in Cutaneous Lymphoma? (10/04/2011)
  • Ancillary Techniques in Dermatopathology (Panel Discussion) (10/03/2011)
  • A New Perspective on Melanocytic Nevi (And Melanomas That Resemble Them) Patterns (10/03/2011)
  • An Update on Immunohistochemistry and Dermatopathology (10/15/2010)
  • Interface Dermatitis: A Case-Based Approach (10/14/2010)
  • Lesions and Syndromes: Cutaneous Markers of a Systemic Problem (10/13/2010)
  • Under-Recognized Inflammatory Skin Diseases (Panel Discussion) (10/12/2010)
  • Molecular Dermatopathology: Exotic No Longer (10/12/2010)
  • Melanoma: General Principles for Diagnosis (05/23/2010)
  • Disorders of Pigmentation (05/23/2010)
  • Molecular Techniques (05/23/2010)
  • Melanoma: Unusual Types (05/23/2010)
  • B-Cell Lymphoma and Leukemia Cutis (05/22/2010)
  • Squamous Cell and Basal Cell Carcinoma (05/22/2010)
  • Interface Dermatitis (05/21/2010)
  • Infections: Viral and Bacterial (05/21/2010)
  • Fibrosing Dermatitis (05/21/2010)


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