Dermatopathology Center of Excellence

Slide from a shave biopsy of neurothekeoma


  • Jonhan Ho, MD, MS
  • Sonal Choudhary, MD

Contact Information

Medical Arts Building
3705 5th Avenue, Suite 500
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


The Dermatopathology Unit serves at a diagnostic resource for the UPMC Health System as well as for others in our region and beyond. The Unit's services are utilized by the hospitals of the UPMC Health System, the University of Pittsburgh Department of Dermatology, and many community Dermatologists and Private Practice Physicians. The Unit also has active Consultation Services, accepting both fresh specimens for full evaluation as well as previously fixed specimens.

Omnyx, formed through a joint venture of GE Healthcare and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), is delivering new digital pathology solutions for diagnostic medicine and offers a new tool for the Dermatopathology Unit.


The Dermatopathology Unit is active in Medical Student and Resident education. The Unit offers a Senior Elective in Dermatopathology through the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. The Dermatopathology Unit also provides all of the Dermatopathology training to both the Dermatology and Pathology residents. The Unit also has an active Dermatopathology Fellowship Program. Electives are also available for residents from other programs who wish to rotate with the Unit.