Our Pathologists and Scientists

Kirsten S.W. Bellucci, MD

Co-Chief, Section of Dermatopathology

Dr. Bellucci received her MD from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, and completed her anatomic and clinical pathology residency with a Surgical Pathology Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. She completed a Dermatopathology Fellowship at the Harvard University Hospital System, a combined program that included training at Massachusetts General Hospital under Dr. Martin C. Mihm, Brigham & Women’s Hospital under Dr. George F. Murphy, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center under Dr. Steven R. Tahan. Dr. Bellucci is certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, and is also board certified in Dermatopathology. She has taught medical students and resident physicians at the University of Pennsylvania, resident physicians at the Harvard Dermatology Residency Program, and has published in the field of dermatopathology. Dr. Kirsten Bellucci is a Clinical Associate Professor at University of South Florida (USF), Morsani College of Medicine.


Malignant neurocristic hamartoma: a tumor distinct from conventional melanoma and malignant blue nevus.
Linskey KR, Dias-Santagata D, Nazarian RM, Le LP, Lam Q, Bellucci KS, Robinson-Bostom L, Mihm MC Jr, Hoang MP.
Am J Surg Pathol. 2011 Oct;35(10):1570-7. doi: 10.1097/PAS.0b013e31822389b7. PMID: 21934481

Anabolic steroids causing growth of benign tumors: androgen receptor in angiolipomas.
Syed SP, Brooks DG, Haupt HM, Bellucci K, Martin AM, Podolski V, Brooks JJ.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2007 Nov;57(5):899-900. No abstract available. PMID: 17939941

Tender erythema of the left lower extremity. Disseminated Aspergillus fumigatus infection with concurrent active cytomegalovirus infection (CMV).
Szyfelbein K, Lin JY, Bellucci KS, Williams JM. Arch Dermatol. 2007 Apr;143(4):535-40. No abstract available. PMID: 17438191

Podoplanin is a highly sensitive and specific marker to distinguish primary skin adnexal carcinomas from adenocarcinomas metastatic to skin.
Liang H, Wu H, Giorgadze TA, Sariya D, Bellucci KS, Veerappan R, Liegl B, Acs G, Elenitsas R, Shukla S, Youngberg GA, Coogan PS, Pasha T, Zhang PJ, Xu X.
Am J Surg Pathol. 2007 Feb;31(2):304-10. PMID: 17255777

Erythematous papular rash on the upper back area. Caterpillar dermatitis, or erucism. 
Williams CM, Bellucci KS, Liu V, Levins P. Arch Dermatol. 2006 Nov;142(11):1501-6. No abstract available. PMID: 17116846

Cellular nodules in congenital pattern nevi.
Xu X, Bellucci KS, Elenitsas R, Elder DE.
J Cutan Pathol. 2004 Feb;31(2):153-9. PMID: 14690460

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