David E. Elder, MBChB

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Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Subspecialty Director, Dermatopathology, Surgical Pathology Section , HUP
Department: Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Contact information
Division of Anatomic Pathology, 6 Founders
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215 662 6503
Fax: 215 349 8088
Education:
BMedSc
University of Otago School of Medicine, Dunedin, New Zealand , 1969.
MBChB
University of Otago School of Medicine, Dunedin, New Zealand , 1970.
Diplomate (Clinical Pathology)
University of Otago School of Medicine, Dunedin, New Zealand , 1975.
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Description of Research Expertise

Studies in diagnosis, prognosis, genetics and therapy of melanoma.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dermatopathology, with special interest in pathology of melanoma and pigmented lesions.

Selected Publications

Elmore Joann G, Barnhill Raymond L, Elder David E, Longton Gary M, Pepe Margaret S, Reisch Lisa M, Carney Patricia A, Titus Linda J, Nelson Heidi D, Onega Tracy, Tosteson Anna N A, Weinstock Martin A, Knezevich Stevan R, Piepkorn Michael W: Pathologists' diagnosis of invasive melanoma and melanocytic proliferations: observer accuracy and reproducibility study. BMJ (Clinical research ed.) 357: j2813, Jun 2017.

Swetter Susan M, Tsao Hensin, Bichakjian Christopher K, Curiel-Lewandrowski Clara, Elder David E, Gershenwald Jeffrey E, Guild Valerie, Grant-Kels Jane M, Halpern Allan C, Johnson Timothy M, Sober Arthur J, Thompson John A, Wisco Oliver J, Wyatt Samantha, Hu Shasa, Lamina Toyin: Guidelines of care for the management of primary cutaneous melanoma. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 80(1): 208-250, Jan 2019.

Elder DE, Scolyer RA, Massi D, Willemze R, Eds: WHO classification of skin tumours. Lyon: IARC 4th Ed, Sep 2018.

Elder DE, Elenitsas R, Rosenbach M, Murphy G, Rubin AI, Xu, X. : Lever's Dermatopathology. Histopathology of the Skin, 12th Edition. Philadelphia, PA. Elder DE (eds.). Wolters Kluwer, 12, 2023.

Elder DE, Eguchi MM, Barnhill RL, Kerr KF, Knezevich SR, Piepkorn MW, Reisch LM, Elmore JG.: Diagnostic error, uncertainty, and overdiagnosis in melanoma. Pathology 2023.

Barnhill RL, Elder DE, Piepkorn MW, Knezevich SR, Reisch LM, Eguchi MM, Bastian BC, Blokx W, Bosenberg M, Busam KJ, Carr R, Cochran A, Cook MG, Duncan LM, Elenitsas R, de la Fouchardière A, Gerami P, Johansson I, Ko J, Landman G, Lazar AJ, Lowe L, Massi D, Messina J, Mihic-Probst D, Parker DC, Schmidt B, Shea CR, Scolyer RA, Tetzlaff M, Xu X, Yeh I, Zembowicz A, Elmore JG.: Revision of the Melanocytic Pathology Assessment Tool and Hierarchy for Diagnosis Classification Schema for Melanocytic Lesions: A Consensus Statement. JAMA Netw Open 6: e2250613, Jan 2023.

Eguchi MM, Elder DE, Barnhill RL, Piepkorn MW, Knezevich SR, Elmore JG, Kerr KF.: Prognostic modeling of cutaneous melanoma stage I patients using cancer registry data identifies subsets with very-low melanoma mortality. Cancer 129: 89-97, Jan 2023.

Scope A, Liopyris K, Weber J, Barnhill RL, Braun RP, Curiel-Lewandrowski CN, Elder DE, Ferrara G, Grant-Kels JM, Jeunon T, Lallas A, Lin JY, Marchetti MA, Marghoob AA, Navarrete-Dechent C, Pellacani G, Soyer HP, Stratigos A, Thomas L, Kittler H, Rotemberg V, Halpern AC.: International Skin Imaging Collaboration-Designated Diagnoses (ISIC-DX): Consensus terminology for lesion diagnostic labeling. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol May 2024.

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