James W. Patterson

University of Virginia, USA

J. W. Patterson received a B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University, MD, USA, in 1968, and an M.D. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (Medical College of Virginia), VA, USA, in 1972. He completed a dermatology residency at MCV and a dermatopathology fellowship at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington and is board certified in those specialties. He has been a Professor of pathology and dermatology at MCV, a Private Practitioner of dermatology, and, since 1996, a Professor of pathology and dermatology and the Director of Dermatopathology at the University of Virginia. He is engaged full time in the practice and teaching of dermatopathology. Moreover, he is also a Coinvestigator on several grants related to the immunology and immunotherapy of malignant melanoma. He is the author of over 200 publications and a coauthor of two textbooks. As a Past Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, he also serves on the editorial boards of four other journals and the review panels of several others. He receives numerous consultations from both pathologists and dermatologists in the area of dermatopathology, with an emphasis on inflammatory diseases, cutaneous tumors, and pigmented skin lesions. Dr. Patterson is a Member of the American Dermatological Association and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the American Society of Dermatopathology, of which he is a past President and Secretary-Treasurer. Dr. Patterson is the Director of the American Board of Dermatology and a Member of the Residency Review Committees for Dermatology and Dermatopathology of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Biography Updated on 17 February 2011

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