MGPO Dermatopathology Associates is a national outreach laboratory formed by highly experienced practicing dermatopathologists, laboratory personnel, and support staff dedicated to providing accurate and concise diagnoses and quick turnaround.

Who We Are

MGPO Dermatopathology Associates is a freestanding independent laboratory formed by a joint venture between the Mass General Departments of Dermatology and Pathology. The laboratory is dedicated to providing accurate diagnosis with quick turnaround and receives cases from around the nation.

  • Dedicated staff consists of highly experienced practicing dermatopathologists devoted to patient-focused care.
  • Our physicians have a national and international reputation for excellence in the field with an extensive publication record and both feet planted in the reality of clinical medicine.
  • The world-class facilities and consultative expertise of the pathology department at the Massachusetts General Hospital are available when needed.

Our dermatopathologists and staff strive to provide you and your patients with accurate, concise diagnoses delivered rapidly in order to optimize medical care.


Elsa Velazquez, MD is Medical Director of MGPO  Dermatopathology Associates and is board-certified in Dermatopathology and Anatomic Pathology and is an Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Prior to joining MGPO Dermatopathology Associates, she was V.P. and Director of Dermatopathology at Inform Diagnostics, Director of the combined Tufts University/Inform Diagnostics dermatopathology fellowship program, and Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pathology at Tufts Medical School. She also served as an Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School/ Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Dr. Velazquez completed her pathology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at New York University Medical Center, where she also worked as an Attending Physician and Assistant Professor in the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology.,

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