University of Nebraska Medical Center


Dr. Sutton along with staff reviewing a dermatopathology slide.

The Dermatopathology program within the Department of Dermatology, spearheaded by Corey Georgesen, MD, Assistant Professor at UNMC Department of Dermatology and Co-Director of the Bullous Disease Clinic at Nebraska Medicine, was established in 2020 with a vision for forward-thinking, all-encompassing, seamlessly innovative, and comprehensive diagnostic and teaching services.

The clinical duties and responsibilities, under the guidance of Dr. Georgesen, of the Dermatopathology Program include: 

  • Interpreting Nebraska Medicine skin biopsies, excisions and direct immunofluorescence specimens 
  • Management of slide handling and transport for clinical practice, resident education, research and publications 
  • Ensuring appropriate turnaround, reporting and alerting of physicians for STAT biopsies
  • Triage complex and potentially severe diagnoses for consensus opinion
  • Tracking internal growth
  • External services for the Nebraska community and beyond

In addition to the clinical responsibilities, the program's primary focus is education. The residency rotations and curriculum have been crafted from scratch, and continued improvement and innovation to resident education are implemented annually. This includes:

  • Utilization of whole slide images
  • Quiz-based teaching formats
  • Dermpath competition with other residencies
  • Educational slide and video libraries
  •  Resident lead didactics and video series