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To serve patients, health care providers, research scientists, scholars, and society by providing excellence and innovation in diagnostic services and educational resources in a respectful, professional and culturally diverse atmosphere.

Our Vision

To become a preeminent leader in academic anatomic and clinical pathology while translating basic science discovery to improved clinical care.

John S. Metcalf, M.D. - Director of Dermatopathology Fellowship

John S. Metcalf, M.D.
Voted Best 2013 - Best Doctors

Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Office: Childrens Hospital Room 303-G
Phone: (843) 876-0966
Fax: (843) 792-9653


Skin Pathology
Gynecologic Pathology
Breast Pathology
Surgical Pathology


B.S., 1970, Wofford College
M.D., 1974, Medical University of South Carolina
Internship: 1974, Medical University of South Carolina
Residency: 1974-1976, Medical University of South Carolina
Cancer Fellowship: 1975-1977, Medical University of South Carolina
Derm Fellowship: 1983-1984, Medical University of South Carolina


Detection of micrometastasis


  1. Cole DJ, Connolly RJ, Chan MW, Schwaitzberg M.D., Byrne TK, Adams DB, Baron PL, O'Brien PH, Metcalf JS, Demcheva M and Vournakis J. A Pilot Study Evaluating the Efficacy of a Fully-Acetylated Poly-N-Acetyl Glucosamine Membrane Formulation as a Topical Hemostatic Agent. Surgery 1999;126(3):510-517.
  2. Metcalf JS, Maize JC. Clark's nevus. Seminars in Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery 1999;18(1):43-46.
  3. McClay EF, McClay ME, Monroe L, Baron PL, Cole DJ, O'Brien PH, Metcalf JS, Maize JC. The effect of tamoxifen and cisplatin on the disease-free and overall survival of patients with high risk malignant melanoma. British Journal of Cancer 2000;83(1):16-21.
  4. Chen Y, Wang J, Fraig MM, Metcalf J, Turner WR, Bissada NK, Watson DK, Schweinfest CF. Defects of DNA mismatch repair in human prostate cancer. Cancer Research 2001;61:4112-4121.
  5. Mitas M, Kaidi M, Walters C, Baron PL, Elliott BM, Brothers TE, Robinson JG, Metcalf JS, Palesch YY, Zhang Z, Gillanders WE, Cole DJ. Quantitative real-time RT-PCR detection of breast cancer micrometastasis using a multigene marker panel. International Journal of Cancer 2001;93:162-171.

Carroll A. Campbell, Jr. Neuropathology Laboratory (Brain Bank)

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Chairman Dr. Steven L. Carroll
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