Prof. Phillip McKee

Dr Phillip McKee MB Bch BAO MD FRCPath qualified in medicine 1972 at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland. This was followed by pathology training at the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast and Membership of the Royal College of Pathologists in 1978. He then completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship at St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London. He was appointed to the Faculty of St Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in London in 1979 and subsequently to the Faculty of St John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in 1992. In 1989 he was made Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists and in 1992 was awarded his Doctorate in Medicine by Queen’s University of Belfast In 1991.

In 1998, Dr McKee was recruited to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston as Director of Dermatopathology and Associate Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. He moved to Arizona in 2004 where he worked on several new books including the 4th edition of Pathology of the Skin, a book on cutaneous appendage tumors with Michal Michal and Dmitry Kazakov and an atlas with bulleted text entitled “High Yield Dermatopathology” co-authored with Nooshin Brinster, Vince Liu and Hafeez Diwan. The 3rd edition of Pathology of the Skin was awarded the first prize certificate in the Dermatology category in The Royal Society of Medicine and Society of Authors 2005 Annual Medical Book Competition and first prize certificate in the Dermatology Category in the British Medical Association 2005 Annual Medical Book Competition. Dr McKee spent a considerable time visiting medical centers both in the United States and abroad to lecture and present slide seminars and also had a private non-USA consultation practice. He is author/co-author of 169 original articles and author or editor of 12 textbooks with 3 foreign language translations. Until his retirement in 2013, he was host of a teaching Dermatopathology website- DermpathPRO.

He was awarded the Elson B Helwig lecture award in 2003 and was made honorary lifetime member of the American Society of Dermatopathology in 2009 and the British Society for Dermatopathology in 2010. He was awarded the Piet Grobler Memorial award in 2014

While living in Arizona, his hobby and passion in life was Ferrari and high speed driving. The French photo radar and traffic police have somewhat curbed his enthusiasm!

He resides in a small rural hamlet called L’Hopiteau, a commune of a small town called Boussais in the Deux-Sèvres Department of France

He currently provides curbside opinions on problematical dermatopathology cases at McKee Derm (Facebook).

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