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Dr. Clay Cockerell is a well known Dermatopathologist. He was the President of the American Association of Dermatology in 2004. For many years, Dr. Cockerell has overseen an educational program designed to train the next generation of Dermatopathologists. He receives five people in his office annually for the training. Dr. Cockerell also sees patients in the UT Southwestern General Dermatology clinic.


Medical School
Baylor College of Medicine (1981)
University of Washington Health Science Center (1982), Internal Medicine
New York University Hospital (1985), Dermatology
New York University School of Medicine (1986), Dermatopathology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Acne
  • Chronic Cellulitis
  • Nevi (Moles)
  • Patients with Multiple Moles
  • Pigmented Lesions
  • Previous Skin Cancers
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Check
  • Skin Disorders
  • Transplant Patients
  • Publications

    Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

    An Unusual Presentation of Secondary Syphilis in a Patient with Human Immunodecificiency Virus Infection. A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    Glover RA, Piaquadio DJ, Kern S and Cockerell CJ Archives of Dermatology April 1992 128 530-534
    Histologic Features of and Sensitivity of Diagnosis of Clinically Unsuspected Melanoma
    Witheiler DD and Cockerell CJ American Journal of Dermatopathology 1991 13 551-556

    Honors & Awards

    • Noah Worester Dermatological Society
      Secretary Treasurer (2012)
    • President
      American Academy of Dermatology (2004)
    • Socioeconomic Committe Chairman
      Dallas Dermatologic Society (1997)
    • Vice President
      International Society of Dermatopathology 1990-1994 (1994)
    • President
      Dallas Dermatologic Society (1993)
    • President
      Physicians Association for AIDS Care (1993)

    Professional Associations/Affiliations

    • American Academy of Dermatology
    • American Medical Association
    • American Society of Contact Dermatitis
    • American Society of Dermatopathology
    • Dallas Dermatological Society