Dr. Rossitza Lazova is a nationally and internationally recognized dermatopathologist who worked and taught for 20 years in the Department of Dermatology at Yale University School of Medicine, where she was Director of the Yale Dermatopathology Fellowship Program for 14 years. She is the recipient of the 2020 Walter Nickel Award for Excellence in Teaching of Dermatopathology of the American Society of Dermatopathology.
Dr. Lazova has published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and coauthored two textbooks and many textbook chapters, including some in the WHO Classification of Skin Tumours. She also holds a patent for the study of melanocytic lesions by mass spectrometry. Dr. Lazova is currently the Medical Director of Arizona Dermatopathology. Prior to that, she was the Director of Dermatopathology at California Skin Institute in San Jose, California.
Dr. Lazova has held many leadership positions and is very active in multiple professional organizations including the American Society of Dermatopathology, the International Society of Dermatopathology, and the International Society of Dermatology. She is currently a member of the executive officers and will be president of the International Society of Dermatopathology in 2025.