James W. Patterson, MD is professor of Dermatopathology and Pathology at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville. He received his MD from the Medical College of Virginia – Virginia Commonwealth University where he also served as a rotating intern in Medicine and a resident in Dermatology.
Dr. Patterson has served as president of the Virginia Dermatological Society and the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASD). He is a fellow of the ASD, the American College of Physicians, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the Royal Society of Medicine, and holds memberships in several other professional societies in dermatology and pathology.
Dr. Patterson has authored over 250 scientific papers, as well as two books and many book chapters. He is board-certified in Dermatology & Dermatopathology by the American Board of Dermatology. His research focuses on differential diagnosis in dermatopathology, with special interests in malignant melanoma, cutaneous T cell lymphoma, and other cutaneous malignancies, panniculitis, opportunistic infections, and immunofluorescence studies.
Dr. Patterson is the author of Practical Skin Pathology: A Diagnostic Approach, which is a volume in the Pattern Recognition Series.