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Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology

 

 

   Alan S. Boyd, M.D.

 

 

Assistant Professor
Dept. Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology


 

  Contact Information

 

 

Office and US Mailing Location:

Dept. of Dermatology

719 Thompson Lane, Suite 26300

Nashville, TN 37204

 

Phone:  615-322-6485

Fax:  615-343-3947

E-mail: alan.boyd@vanderbilt.edu

 

 

  Disease Interests

 

 

Lichen planus

Cutaneous malignancies

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

Psoriasis

 

 

  Research Specialty

 


Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

Melanocytic neoplasms

 

 

  Clinical Research Description

 


My research is almost exclusively clinical and involves both clinical dermatology and dermatopathology.  Most recently, I have become involved in diagnosis and research in nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and use of immunoperoxidase markers for the diagnosis and prognosis of melanocytic neoplasms. 

 

 

  Clinical Interests

 

  

   General dermatology

   Cutaneous neoplasms

 

 

  Publications

 

 

Boyd AS, Stasko T, King LE, Cameron GS, Pearse AD, Gaskell SA.  Cigarette smoking associated elastotic changes in the skin.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 1999;41:23-26.

 

Boyd AS, Seger D, Vannucci S, Langley M, Abraham JL, King LE.  Mercury exposure and cutaneous disease.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2000, 43:81-90.

 

Boyd AS, Stasko T, Cameron GS, Russell M, King LE.  Histologic features of actinic keratoses in solid organ transplant recipients and healthy controls.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.  2001;45:217-221.

 

Boyd AS, Shyr Y, King LE.  Basal cell carcinomas in young women – an evaluation of the association of tanning bed use and smoking.  J Am Acad Dermatol 2002;46:706-709.

 

Boyd AS, Veneck-Jones C.  T-cell clonality in Lichenoid purpura: a clinical and molecular evaluation of seven patients.  Histopathology 2003;43:302-303.

 

Boyd AS.  Histiocyte-rich dermatoses in two patients with acute lymphocytic leukaemia treated with cytarabine.  Histopathology 2004;45:194-196.

 

Boyd AS, Wu H, Shyr.  Monster cells in malignant melanoma.  American Journal of Dermatopathology 2005;27:208-210. 

 

Boyd AS.  Localized chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus masquerading as pigmented lesions: a new clinical subset?  Lupus 2006;15:292-295. 

 

Boyd AS, Zick JA, Abraham JL.  Gadolinium deposition in nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2007;56:27-30.

 

Boyd AS, Pennington B, Venenck-Jones C.  Microsatellite stable genome in an epithelioid hemangioendothelioma: an example of a microsatellite stable tumor.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2008;58:519-521.

 

Boyd AS, Sanyal S, Abraham JL.  Gadolinium is not deposited in the skin of patients with normal renal function after exposure to gadolinium based contrast agents.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2008;59:356-358.

 

Boyd AS.  Etanercept treatment of erythema nodosum.  SkinMed 2007;6:197-199.

 

Kovach BT, Boyd AS.  Melanoma associated with a dermatofibroma.  Journal of Cutaneous Pathology 2007;34:420-422.

 

Boyd AS.  Thiazolidinediones in dermatology.  International Journal of Dermatology 2007;46:567-563.

Boyd AS.  Treatment of Necrobiosis Lipoidica with Pioglitazone.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2007;57:S120-S121.

 

Boyd AS, Shakhtour B, Shyr Y.  Minichromosome maintenance protein (MCM) expression in benign nevi, dysplastic nevi and melanoma.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2008;58:750-754.

 

Boyd AS.  Tumors of the epidermis.  Textbook of Dermatopathology, 2nd Edition.  Barnhill, R, ed.  McGraw-Hill, New York; 2004, p 575-633.

 

Boyd AS.  Tumors of the epidermis.  Textbook of Dermatopathology, 3rd Edition.  Barnhill, R, ed.  McGraw-Hill, New York, 2009 in print.

 

 

 

 

Education

 

 

Fellowship, Univ of Texas-Houston School of Medicine
Residency, Texas Tech University Medical Center
Fellowship, Baylor Medical Center
Internship, McClennan County Family Practice
M.D., Texas, Houston
B.S., Abilene Christian

 

 

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