Birgitta Schmidt, MD

Birgitta A.R. Schmidt, MD

Director of Dermatopathology; Staff Dermatopathologist

Instructor of Pathology, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7431

  • Fax: 617-730-0207

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Dermatopathology
  • Melanoma

Departments

  • Pathology
  • Hematology / Oncology

Languages

  • English
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

Karolinska Institute of Medicine, 1986

Stockholm, Sweden

Internship

Uppsala Akademiska Hospital, 1987-1988

Uppsala, Swedan

Residency, Anatomic and Clinical Pathology

Brigham and Women's Hospital , 1988-1992

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Dermatopathology

Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Dermatopathology Program, 1992-1994

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pathology, Dermatopathology

Research

Research interests: Congenital Nevus; Malignant melanoma; Spitz nevus


Publications

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  1. Couto JA, Schmidt BA, Greene AK. Nodular Foot Myxedema Masquerading as Lymphedema. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jul; 3(7):e457.
  2. Bis S, Maguiness SM, Gellis SE, Schneider LC, Lee PY, Notarangelo LD, Keles S, Chatila TA, Schmidt BA, Miller DD. Immune dysregulation, polyendocrinopathy, enteropathy, X-linked syndrome associated with neonatal epidermolysis bullosa acquisita. Pediatr Dermatol. 2015 May-Jun; 32(3):e74-7.
  3. Sheu J, Saavedra AP, Degar BA, Duncan CN, Fawaz R, Tan JK, Schmidt BA, Kim HB, Huang JT. Bone marrow engraftment and associated dermatologic sequelae in a three-yr-old after liver transplantation. Pediatr Transplant. 2015 Mar; 19(2):E41-6.
  4. Gee SN, Huang JT, Schmidt BA, Gellis SE. Rapidly fatal multiorgan Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a neonate. Pediatr Dermatol. 2013 Sep-Oct; 30(5):e85-6.
  5. Huang JT, Mantagos J, Kapoor R, Schmidt B, Maguiness S. Langerhans cell histiocytosis mimicking molluscum contagiosum. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Sep; 67(3):e117-8.
  6. Chiang N, Fredman G, Bäckhed F, Oh SF, Vickery T, Schmidt BA, Serhan CN. Infection regulates pro-resolving mediators that lower antibiotic requirements. Nature. 2012 Apr 26; 484(7395):524-8.
  7. Cerrato F, Wallins JS, Webb ML, McCarty ER, Schmidt BA, Labow BI. Outcomes in pediatric atypical spitz tumors treated without sentinel lymph node biopsy. Pediatr Dermatol. 2012 Jul-Aug; 29(4):448-53.
  8. Hassanein AH, Gellis SE, Schmidt BA, Greene AK. Agminated atypical Spitz tumor: large nasal lesion in a child with Down syndrome. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jul; 46(7):1435-7.
  9. Barnhill RL, Kutzner H, Schmidt B, Ali L, Bagot M, Janin A, Lugassy C. Atypical spitzoid melanocytic neoplasms with angiotropism: a potential mechanism of locoregional involvement. Am J Dermatopathol. 2011 May; 33(3):236-43.
  10. Hassanein AH, Alomari AI, Schmidt BA, Greene AK. Pilomatrixoma imitating infantile hemangioma. J Craniofac Surg. 2011 Mar; 22(2):734-6.
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  12. Zuhaili B, Aflaki P, Koyama T, Fossum M, Reish R, Schmidt B, Pomahac B, Eriksson E. Meshed skin grafts placed upside down can take if desiccation is prevented. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Mar; 125(3):855-65.
  13. Rosen H, Schmidt B, Lam HP, Meara JG, Labow BI. Management of nevus sebaceous and the risk of Basal cell carcinoma: an 18-year review. Pediatr Dermatol. 2009 Nov-Dec; 26(6):676-81.
  14. Greene AK, Karnes J, Padua HM, Schmidt BA, Kasser JR, Labow BI. Diffuse lipofibromatosis of the lower extremity masquerading as a vascular anomaly. Ann Plast Surg. 2009 Jun; 62(6):703-6.
  15. Turner R, Gellis S, Schmidt B, Sidbury R. Fever, oral ulcerations, arthralgias, neutropenia, and a polycyclic skin eruption in a 14-year-old girl. Pediatr Dermatol. 2009 May-Jun; 26(3):347-8.
  16. Wang CF, Gerner P, Schmidt B, Xu ZZ, Nau C, Wang SY, Ji RR, Wang GK. Use of bulleyaconitine A as an adjuvant for prolonged cutaneous analgesia in the rat. Anesth Analg. 2008 Oct; 107(4):1397-405.
  17. Taylor HO, Gellis SE, Schmidt BA, Upton J, Rogers GF. Infantile digital fibromatosis. Ann Plast Surg. 2008 Oct; 61(4):472-6.
  18. Barnhill RL, Argenyi Z, Berwick M, Duray PH, Erickson L, Guitart J, Horenstein MG, Lowe L, Messina J, Paine S, Piepkorn MW, Prieto V, Rabkin MS, Schmidt B, Selim A, Shea CR, Trotter MJ. Atypical cellular blue nevi (cellular blue nevi with atypical features): lack of consensus for diagnosis and distinction from cellular blue nevi and malignant melanoma ("malignant blue nevus"). Am J Surg Pathol. 2008 Jan; 32(1):36-44.
  19. Gleason BC, Hirsch MS, Nucci MR, Schmidt BA, Zembowicz A, Mihm MC, McKee PH, Brenn T. Atypical genital nevi. A clinicopathologic analysis of 56 cases. Am J Surg Pathol. 2008 Jan; 32(1):51-7.
  20. Levy BD, Lukacs NW, Berlin AA, Schmidt B, Guilford WJ, Serhan CN, Parkinson JF. Lipoxin A4 stable analogs reduce allergic airway responses via mechanisms distinct from CysLT1 receptor antagonism. FASEB J. 2007 Dec; 21(14):3877-84.
  21. Devchand PR, Schmidt BA, Primo VC, Zhang QY, Arnaout MA, Serhan CN, Nikolic B. A synthetic eicosanoid LX-mimetic unravels host-donor interactions in allogeneic BMT-induced GvHD to reveal an early protective role for host neutrophils. FASEB J. 2005 Feb; 19(2):203-10.
  22. Bannenberg G, Moussignac RL, Gronert K, Devchand PR, Schmidt BA, Guilford WJ, Bauman JG, Subramanyam B, Perez HD, Parkinson JF, Serhan CN. Lipoxins and novel 15-epi-lipoxin analogs display potent anti-inflammatory actions after oral administration. Br J Pharmacol. 2004 Sep; 143(1):43-52.
  23. Levy BD, De Sanctis GT, Devchand PR, Kim E, Ackerman K, Schmidt B, Szczeklik W, Drazen JM, Serhan CN. Lipoxins and aspirin-triggered lipoxins in airway responses. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2003; 525:19-23.
  24. Levy BD, De Sanctis GT, Devchand PR, Kim E, Ackerman K, Schmidt BA, Szczeklik W, Drazen JM, Serhan CN. Multi-pronged inhibition of airway hyper-responsiveness and inflammation by lipoxin A(4). Nat Med. 2002 Sep; 8(9):1018-23.
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