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Rosalie Elenitsas, MD

Rosalie Elenitsas, MD Physician

Director, Dermatopathology
Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program
Herman Beerman Professor
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Greek

Dr. Elenitsas is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Rosalie Elenitsas

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology - Dermatopathology, 1991
  • Dermatology, 1989

Clinical Expertise:

  • Cancer Screening and Diagnostics
  • Dermatopathology
  • Dysplastic Nevi (Atypical Moles)
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Melanoma
  • Mole Check
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology

    Penn Medicine Radnor 250 King of Prussia Road Radnor, PA 19087 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Dermatology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: Mercy Hospital/UPMC Hospital
Residency: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Dermatology, National American Dermatological Association, National American Society of Dermatopathology (Fellowship In Service Assessment Committee), National American Society of Dermatopathology, National American Society of Dermatopathology, National American Society of Dermatopathology, National Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society, National International Society of Dermatopathology, International Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Local Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Local Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Local Pennsylvania Regional Association of Dermatopathologists, Local Philadelphia College of Physicians, Local Philadelphia Dermatological Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Elenitsas is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Lott JP, Elmore JG, Zhao GA, Knezevich SR, Frederick PD, Reisch LM, Chu EY, Cook MG, Duncan LM, Elenitsas R, Gerami P, Landman G, Lowe L, Messina JL, Mihm MC, van den Oord JJ, Rabkin MS, Schmidt B, Shea CR, Yun SJ, Xu GX, Piepkorn MW, Elder DE, Barnhill RL;: Evaluation of the melanocytic pathology assessment tool and hierarchy for diagnosis (MPATH-Dx) classification scheme for diagnosis of cutaneous melanocytic neoplasms: Results from the International Melanoma Pathology Study Group. J Am Acad Dermatol. : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].

Mochel MC, Ming ME, Imadojemu S, Gangadhar TC, Schuchter LM, Elenitsas R, Payne AS, Chu EY.: Cutaneous autoimmune effects in the setting of therapeutic immune checkpoint inhibition for metastatic melanoma J Cutan Pathol : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].

Dai J, Tetzlaff MT, Schuchter LM, Elder DE, Elenitsas R.: Histopathologic and mutational analysis of a case of blue nevus-like melanoma. J Cutan Pathol. : 2016 [Epub ahead of print].

Rodriguez O, Meyers C, Weiss BM, Elenitsas R, Rosenbach M.: Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma treated with topical nitrogen mustard(Mechlorethamine). JAMA Dermatol. : 2016.

Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Elenitsas R, Chu EY, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Newman JG, Goldbach H, Miller CJ.: Correlation between appropriate use criteria and the frequency of subclinical spread or reconstruction with a flap or graft for melanomas treated with mohs surgery with melanoma antigen recognized by T Cells 1 immunostaining Dermatol Surg. 42 (4): 471-6,2016.

Orenstein L.A., Klein R., Crawford G., Elenitsas R, Stern J.J.: A healthy patient with iron deficiency anemia and a perianal papule Clinical Infectious Diseases 63 (2): 397-398,2016.

Imadojemu S, Elenitsas R, Chan E, Wanat K, Rosenbach M.: Multiple granulomatous dermatitides in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis JAAD 2 (1): 67-9,2016.

Achtman JC, Pavlidakey PG, Zhang PJ, Elenitsas R, Gutman AB: Synovial sarcoma with cutaneous metastasis J Cutan Pathol. : 2016.

Chang AY, Miller CJ, Elenitsas R, Newman JG, Sobanko JF.: Management considerations in extraocular sebaceous carcinoma Dermatol Surg : 2016.

Ferenczi K, Rosenberg AS, McCalmont T, Kwon EJ, Elenitsas R, Somach SC: Herpes zoster granulomatous dermatitis:histopathologic findings in a case series. J Cutan Pathol : 2015.

Academic Contact Info

2 Maloney Building
3600 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4497
Fax: (215) 349-5615
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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