Department of Dermatology
Yale University School of Medicine
United States of America
Dr. Rossitza Lazova graduated from Sofia Medical University, Sofia, Bulgaria, trained in Clinical Pathology at Bulgaria, immigrated to the United States, and completed a residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York. She trained in Dermatopathology with Dr. A. Bernard Ackerman at the Institute for Dermatopathology at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. After the completion of her fellowship Dr. Lazova started her academic career as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine in 1997. Dr. Lazova's main interests are in melanocytic lesions and particularly Spitzoid neoplasms. Recently, she introduced Imaging Mass Spectrometry as a method to be used in the diagnostic process of difficult melanocytic lesions. Dr. Lazova has taught many courses and directed numerous sessions at national and international meetingsin the USA and throughout the world. She has been a Director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship at Yale University for more than eleven years. Dr. Lazova has trained many fellows and residents. She has developed an international program and has supervised and taught over forty-five physicians from four continents over a13-year period. Dr. Lazova has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals and is a co-author of two textbooks: Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology II, second edition, and Atlas of Practical Mohs Histopathology.