Bonnie Balzer, MD, PhD

Director, Surgical Pathology
Director, Dermatopathology
Director, Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology, Head & Neck Pathology, Dermatopathology
Co-Director, Surgical Pathology Fellowship

Phone:  310-423-6623


  • Bone and Soft Tissue Pathology
  • Head & Neck Pathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Gynecologic Pathology

Education and Training

  • University of Virginia College of Arts and Sciences, Charlottesville, VA; PhD
  • Stanford University, School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA;  MD
  • Residency in Anatomic Pathology, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
  • Fellowship in Surgical Pathology, Stanford University, School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA
  • Fellowship in Soft Tissue Pathology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
  • Fellowship in Dermatopathology, Weill Medical Center Cornell University/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

|Medical Board Certification

  • Board Certified, Anatomic Pathology
  • Board Certified, Dermatopathology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Bone & Soft Tissue pathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Gynecologic pathology
  • Genitourinary pathology
  • General oncologic pathology

Awards and Activities

  • Book chapter author

Selected Publications

  • Ly, Amy, Mills A, McKenney J, Balzer B, Kempson R, Hendrickson M, Longacre T.  Atypical Leiomyomas Of The Uterus: A Clinicopathologic Study Of 51 Cases.  Am J Surg Pathol. 2013;37:643-9.
  • Mills A, Ly A, Balzer B, Hendrickson M, Kempson R, McKenney J, Longacre T.  Cell Cycle Regulatory Markers in Uterine Atypical Leiomyoma and Leiomyosarcoma: Immunohistochemical Study of 68 Cases With Clinical Follow-up. Am J Surg Pathol. 2013;37:634-42.
  • Penner KR, Dorigo O, Aoyama C, Ostrzega N, Balzer B, Rao J, et al. Predictors of resolution of complex atypical hyperplasia or grade 1 endometrial adenocarcinoma in premenopausal women treated with progestin therapy. Gynecol Oncol. 2012;124:542-8.
  • Singh K, Moore S, Sandoval M, Balzer B, Frishberg D, Lewin S, Schreck R, Raffel L. Congenital Malignant Melanoma, A Case Report with Cytogenetic Studies.  Am J. Dermatopathol (In press).
  • Yu R, Nissen NN, Balzer B, Fan X. el syndrome of four-limb proximal fragility fractures associated with HIV infection, cholestatic liver failure, and histiocytic infiltration of bone marrow. Hormones (Athens). 2012;11(2):203-6.
  • O'Rourke EA, Balzer B, Barry CI, Frishberg DP. Nevic Mitoses: A Review of 1041 Cases. Am J Dermatopathol. 2012 Jun 8. [Epub ahead of print].

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