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Rosalie Elenitsas, MD

Rosalie Elenitsas, MD Physician

Director, Dermatopathology
Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program
Herman Beerman Professor
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Languages spoken:

  • Greek

Dr. Elenitsas is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Rosalie Elenitsas

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized by Suburban Life magazine's "Top Physicians 2010" issue

Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Services:

  • Cancer
    • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
    • Skin Cancer
  • Dermatology
    • Dermatopathology
    • General Dermatology

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology - Dermatopathology, 1991
  • Dermatology, 1989

Conditions & Treatments:

  • Cancer Screening and Diagnostics
  • dermatopathology
  • dysplastic nevi
  • malignant melanoma
  • melanoma
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma
  • mole check
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer
  • skin melanoma

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology

    Penn Medicine Radnor 250 King of Prussia Road Radnor, PA 19087 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

  • Penn Dermatology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Residency: Mercy Hospital/UPMC Hospital
Residency: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


American Academy of Dermatology, National American Dermatological Association, National American Society of Dermatopathology, National American Society of Dermatopathology, National American Society of Dermatopathology, National Dermatology Foundation Leaders Society, National International Society of Dermatopathology, International Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Local Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Local Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology, Local Pennsylvania Regional Association of Dermatopathologists, Local Philadelphia College of Physicians, Local Philadelphia Dermatological Society, Local


Dr. Elenitsas is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Ferenczi K, Rosenberg AS, McCalmont T, Kwon EJ, Elenitsas R, Somach SC: Herpes zoster granulomatous dermatitis:histopathologic findings in a case series. J Cutan Pathol : 2015 [Epub ahead of print].

Melnick L, Berger EM, Elenitsas R, Chachkin S, Treat JR.: Fibrous Hamartoma of Infancy: A Firm Plaque Presenting with Hypertrichosis and Hyperhidrosis. Pediatr Dermatol. : 2015 [Epub ahead of print].

Etzkorn JR,Sobanko JF, Elenitsas R, Newman JG, Goldbach H, Shin TM, Miller CJ: Low recurrence rates for an in situ and invasive melanomas using Mohs micrographic surgery with melanoma antigen recognized by T cells 1 (MART-1)immunostaining: Tissue processing methodology to optimize pathologic staging and margin assessment. J Am Acad Dermatol 72 (5): 2015.

Bernstein EF, Koblenzer C, Elenitsas R.: Minocycline pigmentation following carbon dioxide laser resurfacing: treatment with the Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. J Drugs Dermatol. 14 (4): 2015.

Novoa RA, Wanat KA, Rosenbach M, Frey N, Frank DM, Elenitsas R: Erythrodermic Leukemia Cutis in a Patient With Pre-B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Am J Dermatopathol. : 2014 [Epub ahead of print].

Massey PR, Wanat KA, Elenitsas R, Rosenbach M.: Atypical Lentigines in a Man With Mixed African American and White Race/Ethnicity Receiving Long-term Voriconazole Therapy. JAMA Dermatol. 150 (3): 2014.

Gormley R, Wanat K, Elenitsas R, Giles J, McGettigan S, Schuchter L, Takeshita J.: Ipilimumab-associated Sweet syndrome in a melanoma patient. J Am Acad Dermatol. 71 (5): 2014.

Boni A, Moore E, Chu EY, Elenitsas R.: Cutaneous Richter transformation of chronic lymphocytic leukemia: a rare entity. The American Society for Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL : 2014.

Morrissey K, Rosenbach M, DeHoratius D, Elenitsas R,Tetzlaff M,: Granulomatous changes associated with pigmented purpuric dermatosis. Cutis 94 : 2014.

Liang CA, Jambusaria-Pahlajani A, Karia PS, Elenitsas R, Zhang PD, Schmults CD.: A systematic review of outcome data for dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans with and without fibrosarcomatous change. J Am Acad Dermatol. : 2014.

Academic Contact Info

2 Maloney Building
3600 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-4497
Fax: (215) 349-5615
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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