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Shawn Cowper, MD

Professor of Dermatology

Contact Information

Shawn Cowper, MD

Patient Care Location

  • Laboratory for Medicine and Pediatrics (LMP)
    15 York Street, Ste LMP 5031
    New Haven, CT, 06510

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Dermatology

    PO Box 208059

    New Haven, CT, 06520-8059

    United States



As a dermatopathologist, I interpret biopsy specimens sent to our laboratory from dermatologists and surgical specialty providers. While I do not interact with patients directly, I provide pathology consultative services on thousands of individual patients each year. In addition, as a dermatopathologist with a specialty interest in hair loss, I am among a small number experts who regularly teach and lecture on the topic of the biopsy interpretation of hair loss (alopecia). I regularly receive biopsy specimens for interpretation from consultants around the country.

Education & Training

  • MD
    Michigan State University, Human Medicine (1990)
  • BS
    University of Michigan, English Literature (1986)
  • BS
    University of Michigan, Cellular and Molecular Biology (1986)
  • Fellow
    University of California, San Francisco
  • Chief Resident
    University of South Florida
  • Resident
    University of South Florida
  • Resident
    Henry Ford Hospital
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Dermatopathology (2002)
  • Board Certification
    AB of Pathology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology (2001)

Departments & Organizations