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Rosalie Elenitsas, MD

Rosalie Elenitsas, MD Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • Greek

Dr. Elenitsas is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Rosalie Elenitsas

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005 - 2018

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

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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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

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh
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, National Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society, National International Society of Dermatopathology, International 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 employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Chairatchaneeboon M, Elenitsas R, Nguyen JV: Follicular induction and CK20+ Merkel cells overlying cutaneous focal mucinosis J Cutan Pathol 46 (3): 195-198,2019.

JiaDe Yu , Melinda V. Jen, Albert C. Yan, Rosalie Elenitsas, Adam I. Rubin : Angiomatoid and Desmoplastic Spitz Nevus Presenting as a Keloidal Nodule Pediatric Dermatology : 2018.

Elenitsas R, Chu E.: Pathology of Skin Lesions Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine (9th edition): Chapter 4,2018.

Shin Thuzar M, Etzkorn Jeremy R, Sobanko Joseph F, Margolis David J, Gelfand Joel M, Chu Emily Y, Elenitsas Rosalie, Shaikh Waqas R, Miller Christopher J: Clinical factors associated with subclinical spread of in situ melanoma. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 76 (4): 707-713,2017.

Rubin Courtney B, Boni Andrea, Elenitsas Rosalie, Pogoriler Jennifer, Low David, Rubin Adam I: A Large Congenital Blue Plaque With Papules and Nodules on the Lower Back. The American Journal of Dermatopathology : 2017.

Clarke Loren E, Flake Darl D, Busam Klaus, Cockerell Clay, Helm Klaus, McNiff Jennifer, Reed Jon, Tschen Jaime, Kim Jinah, Barnhill Raymond, Elenitsas Rosalie, Prieto Victor G, Nelson Jonathan, Kimbrell Hillary, Kolquist Kathryn A, Brown Krystal L, Warf M Bryan, Roa Benjamin B, Wenstrup Richard J: An independent validation of a gene expression signature to differentiate malignant melanoma from benign melanocytic nevi. Cancer 123 (4): 617-628,2017.

Stewart, CL, DeHoratius, DM, Gluckman, S, Rongey, C, Alby, K, Elenitsas, R: Tattoo-associated Mycobacterium franklinii infection Clinical Res Dermatol 4 (1): 1-3,2017.

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. 43 (9): 776-80,2016 [Epub ahead of print].

Academic Contact Info

2 Maloney Building
3600 Spruce Street

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

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