Danielle Vargas De Stefano, MD, Dermatopathologist at Alta Vista Laboratories

Get to know Dermatopathologist Dr. Danielle Vargas De Stefano, who serves patients in Highlands Ranch, CO.

Dr. De Stefano is a pathology-trained dermatopathologist who is currently the sole medical provider at Alta Vista Laboratories (AVL) in Highlands Ranch, CO. The AVL is a private laboratory specialized in skin pathology which works together with the Alta Vista Dermatology clinic, serving all its patients since 2017. Their mission is to deliver the highest quality of care to each and every patient, and careful biopsy examination with accurate interpretation are essential for this to happen.

Dr. De Stefano is board-certified in Anatomic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology, and in Dermatopathology by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology.  The mission of these boards is to serve the public and advance the profession of pathology, dermatopathology and dermatology by setting certification standards and promoting lifelong competency of pathologists.

Dr. De Stefano received her medical degree in Brazil. She then went on to complete her residency at the Department of Pathology of the Stanford University School of Medicine, one of the leading institutions in the country. Furthering her training, she completed her dermatopathology fellowship at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in combination with Cockerell Dermatopathology in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. De Stefano is a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology and the College of American Pathologists. She attributes her success to her love for learning about skin diseases and uses the knowledge she gains to help her patients. She strongly believes that constant communication between dermatologists and dermatopathologists is the key to quality patient care in her medical field. She feels very fortunate to be part of a wonderful multidisciplinary team at her practice.

Dermatopathology, is a joint subspecialty of dermatology and pathology that focuses on the study of cutaneous diseases at a microscopic and molecular level. A dermatopathologist, like Dr. De Stefano, is a highly trained physician who specializes in diagnosing disorders of the skin, hair and nails under a microscope. When a skin biopsy is needed, doctors specialized in dermatopathology work closely with dermatology providers to narrow down the potential causes of skin disorders, such as a rash, alopecia, or to determine the malignant potential of a tumor. With that information, dermatology providers are able to determine the best treatment approach for their patient.  

Dr. De Stefano was born and raised in Brazil. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and her 3 dogs. She also enjoys drawing.

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