Rossitza Lazova MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Melanoma Program | Cancer Genetics & Genomics

Dermatology: 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  more...


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

Selected Publications

  • Lee CJ, Whang JH, LAZOVA R, Ciesielski TE, Thomson JG, McCarthy T, Persing JA. Growth factor expression with different wound treatments after laser resurfacing. Aesthetic Surg J . 2007 27(1): 55-64.
  • Pawelek J, Chakraborty A, LAZOVA R, Yilmaz Y, Cooper D, Brash D, Handerson T. Co-opting macrophage traits in cancer progression: a consequence of tumor cell fusion? Contrib Microbiol. 2006 13: 138-55.
  • McCarthy MM, DiVito KA, Sznol M, Kovacs D, Halaban R, Berger AJ, Flaherty KT, Camp RL, LAZOVA R, Rimm D, Kluger HM. Expression of tumor necrosis factorrelated apoptosis-inducing ligand receptors 1 and 2 in melanoma. Clin Cancer Res. 2006 12(12): 3856-63.



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