Dermatopathology Services

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Our Services

The Dermatopathology Laboratory provides comprehensive microscopic diagnosis for all nail, hair and skin conditions.Our laboratory is staffed by a team of State of Florida licensed technologists and technicians whose many years of experience in the field of Dermatology combine to produce quality microscopic slides of skin biopsies for H&E, Histochemical and Immunohistochemical staining.

Our Board Certified Dermatologists and Dermatopathologists George W. Elgart, M.D., Paolo Romanelli, M.D., and Evangelos Badiavas, M.D., Ph.D. are committed to all our clients to provide a quality diagnostic service for your patients which reflect the mission of the University of Miami to provide high quality patient care. Their combined experience as practicing Dermatologists and Dermatopathologists promises that they can provide you with a pathology report that reflects our quality diagnostic service.

Our pathologists are involved in many critical research activities and have NIH or other funding, thereby providing a leadership role within the field of Dermatology for advances in patient treatment. They have numerous peer reviewed abstracts, articles and book chapters and are mentors for residents in our highly sought after Dermatology Residency Program.

Ease of obtaining your reports from Website or Fax

Upon sign out your pathology report will be faxed to your fax number. In addition, the Director of Dermatopathology Services will personally visit your office to train your staff to use the Website where you can seamlessly obtain your patient results.

Supplies and Shipping

All supplies that you will need to send us a biopsy are free of charge and will be sent to you upon request

  • Nationwide pick up of specimens via FEDEX
  • Local pickup via courier service


We partner with Healogics to provide quality interpretation of wound biopsies and provide consultations on any previous biopsy. Healogics

Contact and Insurance Information

If you have any questions, please call the Dermpath Office at 305-243-6272 and a staff member dedicated to customer service excellence will assist you with your needs.

Contact information:
Peggy Betancourt
Director of Dermatopathology Services
Office: 305-243-4690
Cell Phone: 305-498-9253

For your convenience, a PDF file is available to print out to review for medical insurance companies that we accept at the University of Miami Dermatopathology Laboratory.

Please click here to download a list of insurances accepted.