Faculty and Staff

Lori Lowe, MD

Professor, Department of Pathology
Professor, Department of Dermatology

Subspecialty: Dermatopathology
Email Address: lorilowe@umich.edu
Office Phone: 734-764-4460
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Brief Biography:

Dr. Lowe received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College, Los Angeles, California in 1981 and her M.D. degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas in 1985. She did a transitional internship at St. Joseph's Hospital, Houston, Texas from 1985-1986 and then was a Post-doctoral Fellow in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. From 1987-1989, she completed her residency training in dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, followed by a Dermatopathology Fellowship at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver Colorado, from 1990-1991. Dr. Lowe is board certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology.

In 1990, Dr. Lowe served as an Instructor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Houston, Texas. She moved to the Department of Dermatology at Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, where she was a Senior Staff Physician and Director of Dermatopathology from 1991-1996. In 1996 she joined the faculty of the Departments of Pathology and Dermatology at the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, as a Clinical Assistant Professor, where she was promoted to Clinical Associate Professor in 1998, and to Clinical Professor in 2004. She has served as the Director of Dermatopathology in the Department of Pathology since 1997.

While at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Lowe has been actively involved in clinical service, teaching and academic pursuits. She has been recognized in numerous publications as one of the best in her field, including in The Best Doctors in America (1999 edition), Hour Magazine’s Best Doctors (2002 edition), and in the Guide to America’s Top Physicians (2003 edition) by the Consumers’ Research Council of America. Dr. Lowe received the William B. Taylor Resident Teaching Award from the Department of Dermatology, University of Michigan in 1999 for exemplary teaching. She has served on national committees, including the American Board of Dermatology, Dermatopathology Test Committee and the American Board of Pathology, Dermatopathology Test Committee.

Dr. Lowe is an integral member of the University of Michigan Multidisciplinary Melanoma Clinic. This clinic is nationally recognized for its superb melanoma patient care and diagnosis. More information may be obtained at http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/clinic/melclinic.htm and http://www.cancer.med.umich.edu/clinic/melstaff.htm


Clinical Interests:

All areas of dermatopathology, including melanoma, cutaneous oncology, cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, connective tissue disease, and alopecia.

Research Interests:

Molecular, biochemical and cellular basis of melanoma and other melanocytic lesions; Biology of atypical Spitzoid melanocytic lesions; Optimal immunohistochemical evaluation of sentinel lymph node biopsies.