Dermatopathology is a subspecialty of dermatology and surgical pathology that consists of the study of skin diseases at a microscopic level. It encompasses the diagnosis of skin eruptions and cancers through the examination of skin biopsies. Dermatologists recognize most skin diseases based on their appearance, distribution on the body and behavior with time. Occasionally, these criteria are not enough and a skin a sample is needed so that it is examined under the microscope. This microscopic examination reveals the histology of the disease and clarifies the diagnosis. Occasionally, additional testing needs to be performed on skin samples, such as immunofluorescence, electron microscopy or flow cytometry.
Dr. Timani masters both dermatology and dermatopathology. She has the ideal background that enables her to correlate clinical presentations with histological findings. She is focused on providing exceptional services by providing prompt diagnosis for her patients within 24 -48 hours after she performs a biopsy or a surgical excision. This is possible because she has the capability to perform the evaluation in the office and does not have to send specimens out for interpretation.
Dr. Timani also extends her expertise to other dermatologists. As a medical consultant, her priority is to deliver a clear and accurate diagnosis, ensuring the well-being of the patient at all times.