Compass is the leader in the accurate diagnosis of skin diseases.

Compass Dermatopathology is a sub-specialized lab comprised of some of the most respected dermatopathologists in the country. Since 2010, Compass has offered its clients and patients exceptional medical care. Our goal is to create a synergistic partnership that results in the best possible care for your patients, both clinically and at the microscope.

Accurate & Fast Results

At Compass, our mission is to provide you with the accurate diagnosis in the least amount of time. Patient care is our central focus, and we take pride in our dedication to health care.

EMR Interfacing

We stay on the cutting edge of automation and work with many EMRs enabling both electronic order submission and instant results delivery. Our collaborations include EMA, Practice Fusion, and eClinicalWorks to name a few.

Direct Access

You can count on our dermatopathologists to be available 24/7 to answer questions, discuss cases, and to provide STAT results. We offer personalized consultations and clinicopathologic correlations.

Accredited by the College of American Pathologists, and hold active laboratory licenses in California, Florida, and New York states.

Clear and concise diagnostic reporting with customizable delivery methods including EMR delivery, client portal, e-fax, and EMR interfacing.

Our dermatopathologists are committed to not only providing education but continuing their learning in both dermatology and dermatopathology.

2020 Lectures & Events

Compass Dermatopathology Resident Lecture Series

Recurring lectures once a month
San Diego, CA
Antoanella Calame, MD
May 28, 2020 – Board Review

Christof Erickson, MD
Mar. 26, 2020 – Vasculitis/vasculopathy
Jun. 11, 2020 – Board review

Hadas Skupsky, MD
Jan. 30, 2020 – Adnexal – follicular/sebaceous
Feb. 13, 2020 – Panniculitides
Apr. 30, 2020 – Alopecia

2019 Lectures & Events

Noah Worcester Dermatological Society 61st Annual Meeting

Apr. 3-7, 2019
Palm Springs, CA
Antoanella Calame, MD
Controversy Panel

Practical Dermatology and Dermatopathology Symposium

Aug. 8-11, 2019
Beaver Creek, CO
Antoanella Calame, MD

Compass Dermatopathology Resident Lecture Series

Recurring lectures once a month
San Diego, CA
Antoanella Calame, MD
Oct. 24, 2019 – Dermatopathology Primer/Debrief
Nov. 14, 2019 – Normal Structure/Mohs relevant histology

Christof Erickson, MD
Sept. 26, 2019 – Fibrohistiocytic tumors

Hadas Skupsky, MD
Dec. 12, 2019 – Adnexal – eccrine/apocrine

2018 Lectures & Events

American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting

Feb. 16-20, 2018
San Diego, CA
Antoanella Calame, MD
Basic Dermatopathology Self-Assessment Course, Co-Director

American Society for Mohs Surgery

Nov. 6-7, 2018
San Diego, CA
Antoanella Calame, MD
Invited Lecture: ASMS Basal Cell & Squamous Cell Cancer Dermatopathology

American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting

Nov. 8-11, 2018
Chicago, Illinois USA
Antoanella Calame, MD

2017 Lectures & Events

Noah Worcester Dermatological Society 59th Annual Meeting

Apr. 19, 2017
Maui, HI
Antoanella Calame, MD
Invited Lecture: Melanoma Updates

American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting

Jul. 27-31, 2017
New York, NY
Antoanella Calame, MD
Clinicopathologic Assessment Symposium

U.S. Navy Dermatology Grand Rounds

Aug. 3, 2017
San Diego, CA
Antoanella Calame, MD
Invited Lecutre: Lesion Morphology Series

Practical Dermatology and Dermatopathology Symposium

Aug. 10-13, 2017
Beaver Creek, CO
Antoanella Calame, MD
Invited Lectures:

  1. Histologic Features of Systemic Disease
  2. Histology of Common Pediatric Inflammatory Dermatoses

American Society for Mohs Surgery

Nov. 9-12, 2017
San Diego, CA
Antoanella Calame, MD
Invited Lectures:

  1. Vertical & Horizontal Histopathology of Normal Skin
  2. Histopathology of Unusual Tumors, and Staining
  3. IHC “Pearls” for Mohs Surgeons