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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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. Schulman JM, LeBoit PE. Adipophilin expression in necrobiosis lipoidica, granuloma annulare, and sarcoidosis. Am J Dermatopathol. 2015 Mar; 37(3):203-9.
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  2. Zheng CL, Wang NJ, Chung J, Moslehi H, Sanborn JZ, Hur JS, Collisson EA, Vemula SS, Naujokas A, Chiotti KE, Cheng JB, Fassihi H, Blumberg AJ, Bailey CV, Fudem GM, Mihm FG, Cunningham BB, Neuhaus IM, Liao W, Oh DH, Cleaver JE, LeBoit PE, Costello JF, Lehmann AR, Gray JW, Spellman PT, Arron ST, Huh N, Purdom E, Cho RJ. Transcription Restores DNA Repair to Heterochromatin, Determining Regional Mutation Rates in Cancer Genomes. Cell Rep. 2014 Nov 20; 9(4):1228-1234.
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  3. Charli-Joseph Y, Saggini A, Vemula S, Weier J, Mirza S, LeBoit PE. 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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  4. Yeh I, Mully TW, Wiesner T, Vemula SS, Mirza SA, Sparatta AJ, McCalmont TH, Bastian BC, LeBoit PE. Ambiguous melanocytic tumors with loss of 3p21. Am J Surg Pathol. 2014 Aug; 38(8):1088-95.
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  5. Hall BJ, LeBoit PE. 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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  6. Gerami P, Busam K, Cochran A, Cook MG, Duncan LM, Elder DE, Fullen DR, Guitart J, LeBoit PE, Mihm MC, Prieto VG, Rabkin MS, Scolyer RA, Xu X, Yun SJ, Obregon R, Yazdan P, Cooper C, Weitner BB, Rademaker A, Barnhill RL. 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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  7. North JP, Garrido MC, Kolaitis NA, Leboit PE, McCalmont TH, Bastian BC. 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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  8. Charli-Joseph Y, Saggini A, Doyle LA, Fletcher CD, Weier J, Mirza S, Vemula S, LeBoit PE. 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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  9. Chua SL, Amerson EH, Leslie KS, McCalmont TH, Leboit PE, Martin JN, Bangsberg D, Maurer TA. 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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  10. Yang SH, Leboit PE. Angiomatous kaposi sarcoma: a variant that mimics hemangiomas. Am J Dermatopathol. 2014 Mar; 36(3):229-37.
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  11. Naujokas A, Charli-Joseph Y, Ruben BS, Yeh I, Leboit PE, McCalmont TH, Pincus LB. SOX-10 expression in cutaneous myoepitheliomas and mixed tumors. J Cutan Pathol. 2014 Apr; 41(4):353-63.
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  12. Charli-Joseph Y, Chong K, Ai WZ, Leboit PE, Pincus LB. Paraneoplastic acanthosis nigricans paralleling disease course in a patient with mycosis fungoides. Eur J Dermatol. 2013 Dec 1; 23(6):907-8.
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  13. Kollipara R, Cooley LD, Horii KA, Hetherington ML, Leboit PE, Singh V, Zwick DL. Spitzoid melanoma in a child with li-fraumeni syndrome. Pediatr Dev Pathol. 2014 Jan-Feb; 17(1):64-9.
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  14. Berliner JG, Haemel A, Leboit PE, Pincus LB. The sarcoidal variant of annular elastolytic granuloma. J Cutan Pathol. 2013 Nov; 40(11):918-20.
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  15. Botton T, Yeh I, Nelson T, Vemula SS, Sparatta A, Garrido MC, Allegra M, Rocchi S, Bahadoran P, McCalmont TH, LeBoit PE, Burton EA, Bollag G, Ballotti R, Bastian BC. 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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  16. Wood BA, LeBoit PE. An 'inflammatory' variant of solar purpura: a simulant of leukocytoclastic vasculitis and neutrophilic dermatoses. Pathology. 2013 Aug; 45(5):484-8.
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  17. Gerami P, Scolyer RA, Xu X, Elder DE, Abraham RM, Fullen D, Prieto VG, Leboit PE, Barnhill RL, Cooper C, Yazdan P, Guitart J, Liu P, Pestova E, Busam K. Risk assessment for atypical spitzoid melanocytic neoplasms using FISH to identify chromosomal copy number aberrations. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 May; 37(5):676-84.
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  18. LeBoit PE. Simulators of cutaneous lymphoma: where should our efforts go? Am J Clin Pathol. 2013 Apr; 139(4):414-7.
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  19. Posch C, Moslehi H, Feeney L, Green GA, Ebaee A, Feichtenschlager V, Chong K, Peng L, Dimon MT, Phillips T, Daud AI, McCalmont TH, LeBoit PE, Ortiz-Urda S. Combined targeting of MEK and PI3K/mTOR effector pathways is necessary to effectively inhibit NRAS mutant melanoma in vitro and in vivo. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Mar 5; 110(10):4015-20.
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  20. North JP, Yeh I, McCalmont TH, LeBoit PE. Melanoma ex blue nevus: two cases resembling large plaque-type blue nevus with subcutaneous cellular nodules. J Cutan Pathol. 2012 Dec; 39(12):1094-9.
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