Philip E. LeBoit, MD

Philip E. LeBoit, MD

Professor, Department of Pathology, UCSF

Phone: (800) 497-0244 (appts)
Box 1790, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-1790

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Cancer Center Membership

Associate Member » Non-aligned


Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, A.B., 1971-75, History
Albany Medical College, Albany NY, M.D., 1975-79
Univ. of California San Francisco, CA, Resident, 1979-81, Pathology
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York, Resident, 1981-82, Pathology
New York University, NY (7-12/82) and Cornell Univ. Medical Center, NY (1-6/83), Fellow, 1982-83, Dermatopathology

Professional Experience

  • 1985-86
    Clinical Instructor, Depart. of Pathology, UCSF
  • 1986-91
    Assist. Clin. Professor, Depart. of Pathology, UCSF
  • 1991-97
    Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology, Dept. of Pathol-ogy, UCSF
  • 1997-present
    Professor of Clinical Pathology, Dept. of Pathology, UCSF
  • Ancillary Positions Held Concurrently:
  • 1987-present
    Director, UCSF Dermatopathology Service, UCSF
  • 1989-present
    Director, Fellowship Training Program in Dermatopathology, Depts. of Pathology and Dermatology
  • 1990-present
    Director, Dermatopathology Section, Dept. of Pathology
  • 1997-present
    Professor of Clinical Dermatology, Dept. of Dermatology, UCSF
  • 1997-present
    Editor-in-Chief, The American Journal of Dermatopathology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Honors & Awards

  • 1988
    Certificate of Appreciation, Dept. of Medicine and Surgery, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Martinez, CA
  • 1992
    Honorable Mention, Distinguished Teaching Award, Academic Senate, UCSF
  • 1997
    Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Dermatology, UCSF
  • 2002
    Ackerman Lecture and Award, International Society of Dermatopathology
  • 2002
    Pinkus Lecture and Award, American Society of Dermatopathology
  • 2004
    Founder's Award, American Society of Dermatopathology

Selected Publications

  1. Detection of MYB Alterations and Other Immunohistochemical Markers in Primary Cutaneous Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Oct; 39(10):1347-56.
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  2. Cutaneous Spindle-Cell B-Cell Lymphomas: Most are Neoplasms of Follicular Center Cell Origin. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 Jun; 39(6):737-43.
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  3. Metastatic Melanoma in Association With a Giant Congenital Melanocytic Nevus in an Adult: Controversial CGH Findings. Am J Dermatopathol. 2015 Jun; 37(6):487-94.
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  4. Activating MET kinase rearrangements in melanoma and Spitz tumours. Nat Commun. 2015; 6:7174.
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  5. Clinical, Histopathologic, and Genomic Features of Spitz Tumors With ALK Fusions. Am J Surg Pathol. 2015 May; 39(5):581-91.
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  6. Adipophilin expression in necrobiosis lipoidica, granuloma annulare, and sarcoidosis. Am J Dermatopathol. 2015 Mar; 37(3):203-9.
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  7. Transcription restores DNA repair to heterochromatin, determining regional mutation rates in cancer genomes. Cell Rep. 2014 Nov 20; 9(4):1228-34.
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  8. Primary cutaneous perivascular epithelioid cell tumor: A clinicopathological and molecular reappraisal. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Dec; 71(6):1127-36.
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  9. Ambiguous melanocytic tumors with loss of 3p21. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Aug; 38(8):1088-95.
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  10. Suprabasal spread of melanocytes in dysplastic nevi and melanoma in situ: Ki-67-labeling rate of junctional melanocytes and suprabasal cells may be a helpful clue to the diagnosis. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Aug; 38(8):1111-7.
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  11. Histomorphologic assessment and interobserver diagnostic reproducibility of atypical spitzoid melanocytic neoplasms with long-term follow-up. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jul; 38(7):934-40.
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  12. Fluorescence in situ hybridization as an ancillary tool in the diagnosis of ambiguous melanocytic neoplasms: a review of 804 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Jun; 38(6):824-31.
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  13. DNA copy number changes in tumors within the spectrum of cellular, atypical, and metastasizing fibrous histiocytoma. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2014 Aug; 71(2):256-63.
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  14. Factors associated with pruritic papular eruption of human immunodeficiency virus infection in the antiretroviral therapy era. Br J Dermatol. 2014 Apr; 170(4):832-9.
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  15. Angiomatous kaposi sarcoma: a variant that mimics hemangiomas. Am J Dermatopathol. 2014 Mar; 36(3):229-37.
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  16. SOX-10 expression in cutaneous myoepitheliomas and mixed tumors. J Cutan Pathol. 2014 Apr; 41(4):353-63.
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  17. Spitzoid melanoma in a child with Li-Fraumeni syndrome. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2014 Jan-Feb; 17(1):64-9.
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  18. The sarcoidal variant of annular elastolytic granuloma. J Cutan Pathol. 2013 Nov; 40(11):918-20.
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  19. Paraneoplastic acanthosis nigricans paralleling disease course in a patient with mycosis fungoides. Eur J Dermatol. 2013 Nov-Dec; 23(6):907-8.
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  20. Recurrent BRAF kinase fusions in melanocytic tumors offer an opportunity for targeted therapy. Pigment Cell Melanoma Res. 2013 Nov; 26(6):845-51.
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