Bruce R. Smoller, M.D.

Bruce R. Smoller, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 626
Rochester, NY 14642

Professional Bio

Dr. Smoller began his career in pathology as a resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at Harvard's Beth Israel Hospital. From there, he did a dermatopathology fellowship at Cornell Medical School/ New York Hospital under the tutelage of Dr. Scott McNutt. He remained on faculty at Cornell for several years before relocating to Stanford University in 1990 to assume the position as Director of Dermatopathology and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Pathology and Dermatology. In 1997, he relocated to the University of Arkansas where he became Chair of the Department of Pathology, in addition to his role as the Director of Dermatopathology. He remained there until 2011 when he was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. He spent nearly three years in that position before accepting the position as Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Services and Professor of Dermatology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Smoller has published more than 235 original articles, 39 book chapters and 13 textbooks of dermatopathology. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology and as the President of the American Society of Dermatopathology. He is proudest of the Nickel Award he received from the American Society of Dermatopathology in recognition of lifetime excellence in teaching.

Current Appointments

Chair - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD) - Primary Administrative
Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Dermatology (SMD)


Dermatopathology - American Board of Pathology
Clinical Pathology/Laboratory Medicine - American Board of Pathology


MD | University of Cincinnati College of Medicine1983

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Dermatopathology at The New York Hospital/Cornell Medical College07/01/1987 - 06/30/1988
Residency in Anatomic Path & Clinical Path at Beth Israel Hospital07/01/1984 - 06/30/1987
Internship in Anatomic Path & Clinical Path at Beth Israel Hospital07/01/1983 - 06/30/1984