Dermatopathology is the pathology service concerned with the diagnosis of skin disease. The dermatopathology team, led by Dr. Chandra Smart, Chief of Dermatopathology, evaluates inflammatory skin diseases and neoplastic skin diseases, with special expertise in diagnosing cutaneous lymphoid tumors and challenging melanocytic lesions. Other key members of the faculty include Drs. George Sarantopoulos, Yuna Kang, and Gregory Gates, all with broad expertise. The Dermatopathology team has published numerous papers in leading journals. Renowned also for outstanding service, our dermatopathologists are always available for second opinions, discussion of prognosis, treatment options or special needs.


  • Tissue consultation
  • Direct immunofluorescence studies
  • Comprehensive immunohistochemistry staining
  • Gene rearrangement studies for B- and T-cell lymphomas



  • Melanoma
  • Cutaneous lymphoid lesions
  • Squamous cell carcinoma classification


Contact Information

Location & General Inquiries
10833 Le Conte Ave, A3-259 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(310) 267-2680 | Email

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed: Weekends & Holidays

Section Chief
Chandra Smart, MD
(310) 267-2680 | Email

Tissue Procurement and Banking Services (TPCL)
(310) 825-1717