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A Trusted Dermatopathology Partner

Leading Lab Support at Your Fingertips

Now you can integrate digital pathology into your practice with confidence because of our outstanding lab support.  Clearpath® 3.0 — our digital pathology workflow solution for dermatologists—is supported by Dermpath Lab of Central States (DLCS), a world-class team of dermatopathology experts with over 30 years of expertise.  This independent, national laboratory includes six practicing dermatologists who are board-certified in dermatopathology and regularly read the most complex cases in dermatology.

In support of Clearpath 3.0, DLCS:

  • Converts your biopsies into digital whole slide images within 48 hours and uploads them to the Clearpath 3.0 platform.
  • Provides rapid, electronic access to our expert dermatopathologists to request stains/recuts, consults or full case reads.
  • Mails glass slides to your practice to confirm the diagnosis.
  • Provides validation, hardware/software setup and IT support.
  • Features safe and secure digital storage of slide images and patient data.
  • Provides educational resources for learning digital slide review.

Grow Your Practice Revenue

As your trusted lab, DLCS bills insurance for slide preparation only—providing you the opportunity to bill for the professional component (PC) by reading and diagnosing your own sides.  If you ever want to refer a case back for a consult or global read, DLCS will assume both TC and PC billing for the case.

Test Your Digital Slide Review Skills

With expert tools and lab support, Clearpath Derm will help you implement digital pathology with confidence—whether you already read your own slides or would like to start.  Our Clearpath Education App features over 250 diagnostic cases with corresponding digital slides and key findings. The app also includes a testing feature to increase your comfort and confidence with digital slide review.

Interested in learning digital slide review in person from our experts? We also provide personalized on-site education to fit your specific needs.  Contact us for more details.

Schedule a Clearpath 3.0 Demo

Interested in learning more?  Schedule a free personalized demo with us to see how Clearpath 3.0 can benefit your practice.

Our Lab Experts

Thomas G. Olsen, MD
Dermatopathologist, Founder of DLCS

Board Certifications: Dermatology; Dermatopathology

Medical School: Indiana University

Dermatology Residency: University of Cincinnati

Dermatopathology Fellowship: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

University Affiliation: Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine


John C. Moad, MD
Lab Director

Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Dermatopathology

Medical School: University of Missouri, Kansas City

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency: Tripler Army Medical Center

Dermatopathology Fellowship: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology

University Affiliation: Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine


Michael P. Conroy, MD
Lab Director

Board Certifications: Dermatology; Dermatopathology

Medical School: MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine

Dermatology Residency: Mayo Clinic

Dermatopathology Fellowship: Geisinger Medical Center

University Affiliation: The Ohio State University College of Medicine; Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine


Mary Jo Kerns, MD
Dermatopathologist

Board Certifications: Dermatology; Dermatopathology

Medical School: Ohio State University

Dermatology Residency: Wright State University

Dermatopathology Fellowship: University of Cincinnati

University Affiliation: The Ohio State University College of Medicine


Michael M. Murchland, MD
Dermatopathologist

Board Certifications: Dermatology; Dermatopathology

Medical School: Uniformed Services University

Dermatology Residency: Wilford Hall Medical Center

Dermatopathology Fellowship: Armed Forces Institute of Pathology


Sean R. Stephenson, DO
Dermatopathologist

Board Certifications: Dermatology; Dermatopathology

Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dermatology Residency: O’Bleness Memorial Hospital/Ohio University

Dermatopathology Fellowship: NYCOM/Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology

University Affiliation: Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine


Smita Krishnamurthy, MD
Dermatopathologist

Board Certifications: Anatomic and Clinical Pathology; Dermatopathology

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED)

Dermatology Residency: Washington University Medical Center/Barnes-Jewish Hospital (WUMC)

Dermatopathology Fellowship: University of Washington

University Affiliation: Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine


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