James W. Patterson, M.D.

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James W. Patterson, M.D.


James W. Patterson, M.D.

Professor of Pathology and Dermatology


Medical College of Virginia - Virginia Commonwealth University , MD, 1972
Medical College of Virginia, Rotating Intern in Medicine, 1972 - 1973
Medical College of Virginia, Resident in Dermatology, 1973 - 1976
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC, Fellow in Dermatopathology, 1979 -1980




Differential diagnosis in dermatopathology, with special interests in malignant melanoma, cutaneous T cell lymphoma, and other cutaneous malignancies, panniculitis, opportunistic infections, and immunofluorescence studies.


  • Kligora CJ, Fair KP, Clem MS, Patterson JW: A comparison of melanin bleaching and azure blue counterstaining in the immunohistochemical diagnosis of malignant melanoma. Modern Pathology 12: 1143-1147, 1999.
  • Knoell KA, Wilson BB, Patterson JW: Sudden onset of disseminated porokeratosis of Mibelli in a renal transplant patient. J Am Acad Dermatol 41: 830-832, 1999.
  • Fair KP, Knoell KA, Patterson JW, Rudd RJ, Greer KE: Lipedematous alopecia: A clinicopathologic, histologic, and ultrastructural study.J Cutan Pathol 27: 49-53, 2000.
  • Holst VA, Fair KP, Wilson BB, Patterson JW: Squamous cell carcinoma arising in Hailey-Hailey disease. J Am Acad Dermatol (in press).
  • Kavanagh BD, Campbell RL, Patterson JW, O'Neill RL, Cardinale RM, Kaugars GE: Desmoplastic malignant melanoma of the palatal alveolar mucosa: Sustained disease-free survivorship after surgery and post-operative radiotherapy. Oral Surg, Oral Med, Oral Path, Oral Radiol, and Endodontics (in press).
  • English JC III, Middleton C, Patterson JW, Slingluff CL: Cancer of the male breast: A review for the dermatologist. Int J Dermatol (in press).