Jessica Kozel, M.D.

Department Affiliations 
Assistant Professor

Clinical Expertise 

Dermatopathology, Soft Tissue Pathology, Head and Neck Pathology, Surgical Pathology, Autopsy


Research Interests
Molecular Markers in Melanoma, Molecular Markers in Thyroid Neoplasia, Genodermatoses and Hereditary Cancer Syndromes, Clinical and Molecular Prognostic Markers in Head and Neck Malignancies


Education and Training 
B.S., B.A., Cum Laude, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2003
Post-Sophomore Fellowship, Pathology, Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri Healthcare, Columbia, MO, 2005-2006
M.D., University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 2008
Residency, Anatomic Pathology, Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences, University of Missouri Healthcare, Columbia, MO, 2008-2011
Fellowship, Dermatopathology, Department of Dermatology, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, 2011-2012
Fellowship, Surgical Pathology, Department of Pathology & Microbiology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE, 2012-2013
Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology, 2011
Board Certified in Dermatopathology, American Board of Dermatology and American Board of Pathology, 2012


Teaching Activities 

Medical Students:  Facilitator for problem-based learning, Facilitator for small groups
Pathology Residents:  Dermatopathology and Surgical pathology conferences

Orthopedics and ENT Residents:  Specialty-specific pathology teaching conferences


National Activities

Fellow of the College of American Pathologists, Member Engagement Committee

Fellow of the American Society for Clinical Pathology

Member of the United States and Canadian Academy of the Pathology

Fellow of the American Society of Dermatopathology

Member of the American Medical Association

Member of the Nebraska Association of Pathologists


Notable Publications 

Dhandha MM, Kozel JA, Erickson QL, Vidal CI. Perineural granulomatous inflammation: a potential harbinger of perineural invasion in cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma. Br J Dermatol. 2013 Apr;168(4):899-901. PubMed PMID: 23106434. 

Uffelmann NC, Kozel J, Chaudhry SB, Vidal CI. Reticulated lesion as an early diagnostic sign for giant cell arteritis. Dermatol Online J. 2012 June;18(6):6. PubMed ID: 22747930.

Griffard EA, McCoppin HH, Wieberg J, Feldman M. The cutaneous effects of post-transplant immunosuppression in Muir-Torre syndrome. J Am Acad Dermotol. 2011 May;64(5):e86-7. PubMed ID: 21496695.

Harbison JM, Liess BD, Templer JW, Zitsch RP III, Wieberg JA. Chronic parotitis: a challenging disease entity. Ear Nose Throat J. 2011 Mar;90(3):e13-6. PubMed ID: 21412726.

Lasiter JC, Liess BD, Zitsch RP III, Wieberg J. An expansile mandibular mass as the initial manifestation of hepatocellular carcinoma. Ear Nose Throat J. 2011 Feb;90(2):e19. PubMed ID: 2132817.

McCoppin HH, Wieberg J, Dyer JA, Feldman M. Dome-shaped papule on the posterior shoulder (Myxoid cutaneous pleomorphic fibroma). Arch Dermatol. 2010 Sep;146(9):1037-1042. PubMed ID: 20855711.

Lollar KW, Parker CA, Liess BD, Wieberg J. Metastatic esophageal adenocarcinoma presenting as an external auditory canal mass. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010;142(2)298 9. PubMed ID: 20115997.

Jessica A. Kozel, M.D.


Mailing Address
983135 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-3135

Office Location 
MSB 3532 

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