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UCLA Pathology & Laboratory Medicine




Contact Information

Location & General Inquiries
10833 Le Conte Ave, AS-370 
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1732
Phone: (310) 267-2680 | Email

Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8:00-1:00
Closed: Weekends & Holidays

Section Chief
Scott Binder, MD
Phone: (310) 267-2680 | Email

Tissue Procurement and Banking Services (TPCL)
Phone: (310) 825-1717

Education Coordinator
Annetta Pierro
Phone: (310) 825-5719 | Email 

Dermatopathology is the pathology service concerned with the diagnosis of skin disease.  The dermatopathology team, led by Dr. Scott Binder, Senior Vice Chair of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Director of Clinical Services, Chief of Dermatopathology and Pritzker Professor of Clinical Pathology and Dermatology, evaluates inflammatory skin diseases and neoplastic skin diseases, with special expertise in diagnosing cutaneous lymphoid tumors and challenging melanocytic lesions.  Other key members of the faculty include Professor Alastair Cochran, a leading expert on melanoma, and Drs. George Sarantopoulos and Chandra Smart, all with broad expertise. The Dermatopathology team has published numerous papers in leading journals. Renowned also for outstanding service, our dermatopathologists are always available for second opinions, discussion of prognosis, treatment options or special needs.


  • Tissue consultation
  • Direct immunofluorescence studies
  • Comprehensive immunohistochemistry staining
  • Gene rearrangement studies for B- and T-cell lymphomas



  • Melanoma
  • Cutaneous lymphoid lesions
  • Squamous cell carcinoma classification



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