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Daniel Zedek

Daniel Zedek

  • M.D.
  • Clinical Research

  • Dermatology
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • DZedek@unch.unc.edu
  • 268-3089
  • 414 Mary Ellen Jones Bldg

Area of Interest

As the Director of the Dermatopathology service and Co-Director of the Immunofluorescence service at UNC, I see a daily collection of challenging skin specimens from the UNC Dermatology clinic, UNC Hospital inpatient service, and community dermatologists. We also service the UNC Surgical Oncology group by reading the melanoma biopsies, melanoma re-excisions, melanoma lymph node dissections, and outside dermatopathology slide consultations. Other challenging skin cancers suck as Merkel cell carcinomas, skin adnexal tumors, and complex cutaneous lymphomas and leukemias, are also referred to me for review. All of this work aids in the teaching and research mission. To that end, I am involved with many translational studies in an attempt to better characterize challenging clinicopathologic entities.

I am an active participant in the UNC Melanoma group and staff the UNC Multidisciplinary Melanoma conference as well as numerous other clinicopathologic conferences such as the UNC Dermatology
Hideaway conference and UNC-Duke Conference. I have given many lectures at regional and national conferences and recently gave talks at the NC Dermatology Association meeting and the UNC Melanoma Symposium. I am a reviewer for many dermatology and dermatopathology journals and serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

Awards and Honors

1997 Echols Scholar
1997 Robert C. Byrd Scholarship
2000 Phi Beta Kappa
2000 Carolina Medical Scholarship
2001 Francis L. Abel Award for Academic Excellence in Physiology
2001 Distinguished Student in Histology
2001 Award for Excellence in Medical Neuroanatomy
2001 Outstanding Student in Biochemistry
2001 Distinguished Student in Gross Anatomy Award
2002 Felix Lauter Award for Excellence in Microbiology
2002 Stefan Mironescu Award for Excellence in Pathology
2003 Alpha Omega Alpha
2004 Medical School Valedictorian
2004 Dean?s Special Recognition Award
2004 Independent Learning Award
2006 First Place- 2006 American Society of Dermatopathology Duel in Dermatopathology
2006 College of American Pathologists Foundation Advanced Training Grant