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    Anita Gilliam

    Anita C. Gilliam, M.D., Ph.D.


    (Board Certified in Dermatopathology and Dermatology)
    Not Accepting new patients

    Palo Alto Center
    795 El Camino Real
    Second Floor, Clark Building
    Palo Alto, California 94301
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    (650) 853-2982  F (650) 853-3343

    Professional Interests

    Epidermal neoplasms

    Additional Information

    Cutaneous oncology (melanoma, lymphoma, skin cancers), cutaneous immmunobiology (connective tissue disease, inflammatory disorders of skin), molecular pathology and general dermatopathology

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    Community Activities

    American Academy of Dermatology, educator and member of various committees American Society for Dermatopathology, member of various committees International Society for Dermatopathology American Dermatologic Association (national dermatology honorary society) Society for Investigative Dermatology Pacific Dermatological Society California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery

    Personal Interests

    Dr. Gilliam is a mother of two grown daughters, both physicians (pediatric dermatology and endocrinology) and three grandsons, all of whom live on the west coast. She enjoys art and music and is an active member of the Menlo Park Presbyterian Church and a member of the San Mateo Kappa Kappa Gamma alumna group.

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    Philosophy of Care

    I am a dermatologist and dermatopathologist who concentrates in the specialty of skin pathology.

    I joined PAMF in 2007 when I moved to the West Coast to be closer to my two daughters and their families. I enjoy so much being a part of their lives again.

    This was the last move I hope. I am a nomad who has finally found a home, having been in almost all parts of the United States and briefly in Europe as a child of an Air Force family. I graduated from Duke University and Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. I have a broad experience in several of the major dermatology programs (Yale University, University of Pennsylvania) during medical training. I was a Professor of Dermatology at Case Western Reserve University for 12 years, doing clinical dermatopathology, teaching residents and medical students, and heading an NIH funded research laboratory in which I studied skin manifestations of autoimmune disease. My publications cover a broad scope of clinical dermatology and basic science of skin biology.

    I am dedicated to the goal of PAMF: to provide the best medical care possible to our patients. I thoroughly enjoy being at the interface of clinical dermatology and skin pathology, each a fascinating and challenging area in its own right. I am a full-time dermatopathologist and consultant--I see patients indirectly through their physicians, mainly dermatologists and through the glass slides of their skin biopsies. I take great pride in helping clinicians come to a diagnosis and care path for a patient on the basis of the skin biopsy which can often provide critical clues to disease that are not apparent otherwise.

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