Jose A. Plaza, MD

Associate Professor;

Director of Dermatopathology

Jose A. Plaza, MD

Jose A. Plaza, MD

Introduction

Jose A. Plaza, M.D. is an associate professor of Pathology at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI and serves as the director of the dermatopathology section. Dr. Plaza has served as a contributor to major medical journals, with more than 70 publications in prominent peer-reviewed journals. He is the author of 2 books published by Demos Publishers, N.Y., titled “Inflammatory Skin Disorders” and “Tumors of the Skin”. He is currently working on a book devoted to melanocytic skin lesions in collaboration with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Springer Publishers).

Dr. Plaza’s clinical research has centered on the application of immunohistochemistry in the evaluation of melanocytic and non-melanocytic neoplasms, the role of molecular markers for melanocytic neoplasms, the diagnosis of cutaneous lymphomas, and other aspects of benign and neoplastic dermatopathology. Dr. Plaza serves on the editorial board of one prestigious peer-review journals and was recently appointed as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Dermatopathology. He is a frequent guest speaker at major National and International meetings in dermatology and dermatopathology.

Research Interests
  • Immunohistochemistry and molecular testing on melanocytic skin tumors
  • Immunohistochemistry and molecular abnormalities on skin adnexal neoplasms
  • Application of ancillary techniques in cutaneous lymphomas
Professional Background
  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Director of Dermatopathology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (2008 – present)
  • Member of Executive Committee of the International Society of Dermatopathology (ISDP) (2013-2016)
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) PRISE committee (2009-present)
  • Fellow, Dermatopathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX (2007-2008)
  • Fellow, Surgical Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2006-2007)
  • Chief Resident, Anatomic Pathology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH (2004-2006)
  • Resident, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH (2002-2006)
Educational Background
  • Catholic University of Guayaquil School of Medicine
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency, The Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, OH
  • Surgical Pathology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Dermatopathology Fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Board Certifications
  • Dermatopathology (2008)
  • Anatomic and Clinical Pathology (2006)

Publications

Research

Contact Information

Office Address
Froedtert / MCW Laboratory Building
9200 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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