Faculty Profile

Christopher Shea
Section of Dermatology
Professor of Medicine
Referring Physician Access Line: 1-877-DOM-2730
Eugene J. Van Scott Professor

Academic Interests

Dr. Shea is interested in diagnostic and experimental dermatopathology, pigmented lesions and melanoma. He is also actively engaged in the field of medical education, particularly the education and professional training of dermatology residents and dermatopathology fellows.

Clinical Interests

General dermatology, dermatopathology, pigmented skin lesions, cutaneous lymphoma, melanoma.


  • Lott JP, Elmore J, Zhao GA, Knezevich SR, Frederick PD, Reisch LM, Chu EY, Cook MG, Duncan LM, Elenitsas R, Gerami P, Landman G, Lowe L, Messina JL, Mihm MC, van den Oord JJ, Rabkin MS, Schmidt B, Shea CR, Tron VA, Yun SJ, Xu GX, Piepkorn MW, Elder DE, Barnhill RL. Evaluation of the MPATH-Dx classification scheme for diagnosis of cutaneous melanocytic neoplasms: Results from the International Melanoma Pathology Study Group. J Am Acad Dermatol 2016; 2016 Aug;75(2):356-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.04.052. Epub 2016 May 14. [PMID: 27189823]
  • Moioli E, Ligtenberg K, Kenkare S, Shea CR, Soltani K. Eccrine squamous syringometaplasia in sites of radiation recall secondary to vemurafenib therapy for BRAF-mutated carcinoma. J Dermatol 2016; Apr 20. doi: 10.1111/1346-8138.13369. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 27094584]
  • Fujimoto M, Basko-Plluska J, Petronic-Rosic V, Shea CR. Early morphea simulating patch-stage mycosis fungoides. Am J Dermatopathol 2015 May; 37(5):409-12. [PMID: 25768945]
  • Fujimoto M, Basko-Plluska J, Krausz T, Shea CR. Melanocytic tumors with intraepidermal melanophages: a report of five cases with review of 231 archived cutaneous melanocytic tumors. J Cutan Pathol 2015; 42(6): 394-9. [PMID: 25733008]
  • Hung T, Argenyi Z, Erickson L, Guitart J, Horenstein MG, Lowe L, Messina J, Piepkorn MW, Prieto VG, Rabkin MS, Schmidt B, Selim MA, Shea CR, Trotter MJ, Barnhill RL. Cellular blue nevomelanocytic lesions: Analysis of clinical, histological, and outcome data in 37 cases. Am J Dermatopathol 2016; Jul;38(7):499-503. doi: 10.1097/DAD.0000000000000483. [Epub ahead of print] [PMID: 26909585]
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  • BA, 1976, Brown University, Biology
  • MD, 1983, Georgetown University,
  • Residency, 1989, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dermatology
  • Fellowship, 1992, New York Hospital, Dermatopathology