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Dirk Elston MD

Dirk Michael Elston MD

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  • College of Medicine
  • Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery
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Dr. Elston is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston.   He is a past-president of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Society of Dermatopathology, has served on the board of directors of the International Society of Dermatopathology and the American Board of Dermatology, and serves as the Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.   He is an Honorary Professor at China Medical University in Shenyang China and Guest Professor at the Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University in Changsha, China, and is an honorary member of the German Society of Dermatology.

Dr. Elston is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, did his dermatology residency at Walter Reed Medical Center and a dermatopathology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic.  He is the author of over 400 peer reviewed publications, is one of 3 authors of Andrews Diseases of the Skin, Associate Editor in Chief of eMedicine dermatology, and Editor in Chief of the Requisites in Dermatology series of textbooks.  He received the 2008 Walter Nickel Award for Excellence in Dermatopathology Education and the 2013 Founder’s Award of the American Society of Dermatopathology.  The first edition of his dermatopathology textbook, written together with Tammie Ferringer, received the Highly Commended Award in the British Medical Association Medical Book competition.  The third edition is now in press.