Rossitza Lazova MD

Associate Professor of Dermatology and of Pathology; Director, Yale Dermatopathology Fellowship

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchCancer Center, Yale: Melanoma Program; Cancer Genetics & GenomicsDermatology: Dermatopathology; Skin Diseases Research Center, Yale; Spitzoid Neoplasm Repository | Pathology: Surgical Pathology: Dermatopathology

Research Interests

Spitz nevi; Spitzoid melanocytic neoplasms; Malignant melanoma; Melanocytic nevi on special anatomic sites; Atypical Spitzoid neoplasms more...


  • M.D., Higher Medical University Bulgaria, 1985

Selected Publications

  • 21. Lazova R, Seeley EH, Keenan M, Gueorguieva R, Caprioli RM. Imaging mass spectrometry – a new and promising method to differentiate Spitz nevi from Spitzoid malignant melanomas. American Journal of Dermatopathology 2012, 34(1): 82-90.
  • 23. Lazova R, Camp RL, Klump V, Siddiqui SF, Amaravadi R, Pawelek JM. Punctate LC3B expression is a common feature of solid tumors and associated with proliferation, metastasis, and poor outcome. Clinical Cancer Research 2012, 18(2): 370-379.
  • 25. Zayour M, Bolognia JL, Lazova R. Multiple Spitz nevi: A clinicopathologic study of 9 patients. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2012, 67:451-458.



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