University of Colorado Dermatopathology Consultants

The University of Colorado Dermatopathology Consultants perform a variety of dermatopathology services including evaluation of wet tissue, electron microscopy, consultative opinions, and direct and indirect immunofluorescence. We offer advanced immunohistochemical analysis of skin biopsies, with 143 available immunohistochemical stains and in-situ hybridization for selected disorders. Our facility is certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA).



Upcoming Event - 28th Combined Skin Pathology Course


Friday June 6th - Tuesday June 10th, 2014 At the Omni Interlocken Resort, Broomfield, Colorado

Course Directors: James E. Fitzpatrick, MD; Whitney A. High, MD, JD, MEng; and Lori D. Prok, MD


Click Here For More Information: 28th Annual Skin Pathology Course 


Medicare Billing Changes

There have been some changes to the way CU Dermatopathology Consultants bills for Medicare/Medicaid billing for hospitalized patients. If your practice is affected by this change, please click on the following link for a full explanation of the changes. Medicare Change Letter

Clinical Services



A courier service is available to transport specimens within the Colorado Front Range. Referrals from physicians in any state, as permitted by state regulations, are also welcome.

Our recently updated electronic database allows clinicians secure, HIPAA-certified online access to patient reports and report status, and facilitates easy communication with our staff.










Education and Research

Our five board-certified dermatopathologists and one board-certified oral pathologist offer specific expertise in pediatric dermatopathology, evaluation of melanocytic lesions, alopecia, cutaneous lymphoma, oral pathology and analysis of metals and other foreign material in the skin.

We are active in academic research and teaching, and maintain a close relationship with the University of Colorado Department of Dermatology and dermatology residency program. The Departments of Dermatology and Pathology also offer a dermatopathology fellowship training program to qualified dermatologists and pathologists.