Why demand a Dermatopathologist?
A dermatopathologist is a highly trained physician who specializes in diagnosing disorders of the skin under a microscope. The sub-specialty of dermatopathology is a combination of both dermatology (the diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nail disorders) and pathology (identification of disorders microscopically).
Because of this highly specialized pathology, a dermatopathologist should be the diagnostician of choice when you suspect various skin disorders. Dermatopathology cases may include melanoma, and other skin cancers, immunologic, infectious and pediatric disorders. Since a misdiagnosis of certain skin disorders can be fatal, it is imperative that you receive the most accurate and timely diagnosis.
Diagnosing skin tissue is not another automated laboratory test.
Our Board Certified Dermatopathologist provides a personal consultative service to fellow dermatologists, general practice physicians, family practice physicians, and podiatrists. This includes analyzing medical information in conjunction with observations through the microscope. Our ultimate goal is to provide the best possible medical care for the patient.
Michael J. Kucenic, MD
Board Certified Dermatology
Board Certified Dermatopathology
Dr. Kucenic completed his specialty training in Dermatology at the University of Kansas followed by sub-specialty training in Dermatopathology at Indiana University where he also served as a Dermatopathologist and Visiting Assistant Professor. Dr. Kucenic is a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology, and American Academy of Dermatology, Kansas Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery and Kansas City Dermatological Society. Dr. Kucenic has been affiliated with Kansas Medical Clinic since July 2008 and recently completed recertification for a second consecutive ten year period in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology.