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Rossitza Lazova, MD, Pathology, San Jose, CA


Pathology San Jose, CA

Dermatopathology, Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology

Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology

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  • I am a board certified dermatopathologist with special interest in Spitz nevi, Spitzoid malignant melanomas, and Atypical Spitzoid neoplasms. My latest research incorporates a new and very promising method of studying melanocytic lesions - Mass Spectrometry. Our study in Mass Spec was able to differentiate Spitz nevi from Spitzoid melanomas based on proteomic differences. In 2008 I founded the Yale Spitzoid Neoplasm Repository with more than 3,000 specimens including many from other countries. I offer consultation services and ancillary mass spectrometry study on difficult melanocytic lesions, particularly Spitzoid. More information can be found at

Education & Training

  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUH
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University/TJUHFellowship, Dermatopathology, 1995 - 1997
  • University of Rochester
    University of RochesterResidency, Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical, 1992 - 1996
  • Medical University of Sofia FOM
    Medical University of Sofia FOMClass of 1985

Certifications & Licensure

  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1997 - 2025
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 2023 - 2024
  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1995 - 2024
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 1997 - 2023
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2016 - 2023
  • American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology & Clinical Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology Dermatopathology

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor Regulates U1‐snRNP Immune Complex Mediated Activation of the NLRP3 Inflammasome  
    Rossitza Lazova, Richard Bucala, Insoo Kang, Arthritis & Rheumatology

Press Mentions

  • Novel Test Distinguishes Atypical Moles from Melanoma
    Novel Test Distinguishes Atypical Moles from MelanomaSeptember 1st, 2016
  • 2016 Pre-Meeting Materials
    2016 Pre-Meeting MaterialsMarch 11th, 2016

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Russian