Laboratory Medical Director
Kelli A. Hutchens, MD, MBA, FCAP is a board-certified dermatopathologist with experience as a both diagnostician and laboratory director. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology and her medical degree at the University of Nevada Reno. She completed her residency in 2009 at Loyola University Medical Center in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology followed by a fellowship in Dermatopathology at the world renowned Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology in New York.View Full Bio View Video
A Message From Our Laboratory Medical Director
“Since joining Forefront I have been consistently impressed by the forethought behind the design of the laboratory, which is one of only a handful of labs in the country with true 24-hour operation, so we never stop taking care of our patients.
While our facilities certainly give us a competitive edge, it’s our people that really make the difference. Our people care deeply about their work and understand that they are an integral part of our patients’ journey. As we say here, every single slide is a person.
Because we’re all one team in every sense, our lab has each patient’s full medical record, giving us access to broader context, and that context can mean that we catch something that would otherwise go undiagnosed. A small tidbit of past history or treatment can solidify or redirect our diagnostic path.
Even though we may be in the background of our patient’s journey, that doesn’t lessen our sense of accountability to our patients and our team.”
Dr. Kelli Hutchens
A native of Idaho, Dr. Eric Hanson is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermatopathologist with experience as both a diagnostician and practicing dermatologist. He earned an undergraduate degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University and completed his medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Hanson completed his dermatology residency and dermatopathology fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He has been practicing with Forefront Dermatology since 2009.View Full Bio View Video
Dr. John Pujals is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship-trained dermatopathologist with experience as both a diagnostician and practicing dermatologist. He earned his medical degree at Albany Medical College and completed his dermatology residency at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam in Houston, Texas. In addition, Dr. Pujals completed a dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He has been practicing with Forefront Dermatology since 2009. Outside of work, Dr. Pujals enjoys staying active outdoors, traveling, attending car shows and spending time with family and their hairless Sphynx cat, Kimchi.View Full Bio View Video
Solomon Cooper Shockman, MD is a board-certified dermatopathologist and board-certified dermatologist. He earned his undergraduate degree in Microbiology at Penn State and his medical degree at Temple University. He completed his dermatology residency at Southern Illinois University and then his Dermatopathology fellowship at Geisinger Medical Center.View Full Bio
Brent R Weed, MD, is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist and practices as both a clinician and dermatopathologist. He earned his undergraduate degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University and his medical degree at the University of Nevada Reno. He completed his dermatology residency in 2007 followed by a fellowship in Dermatopathology, both at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.View Full Bio View Video
Ling Xia, MD, FCAP is a fellowship-trained and board-certified dermatopathologist and anatomic and clinical pathologist with 15 years of practice experience. He earned his medical degree from Shanghai Medical University in Shanghai, China. He completed a pathology residency and pathology surgical fellowship in 2003 at Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.View Full Bio View Video
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