Dr. W. L. Bakotic began his medical training with early acceptance into Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine where he completed his bachelor’s degree through his podiatric medical studies. Prior to graduation, Dr. Bakotic left his podiatry training to initiate studies in Osteopathic medicine at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine. It was, however, his time at Barry University which set the stage for his interest in podiatric pathology. After graduating with honors and completing his Doctor of Osteopath in 1998, Dr. Bakotic continued his journey at Emory University School of Medicine where he gained training in anatomic and clinical pathology. He remained at Emory University to complete fellowship training in surgical pathology, Cytopathology and Dermatopathology. He is currently board certified in anatomic pathology, clinical pathology, and Dermatopathology.
Dr. Scott M. Acker graduated as salutatorian from the University of South Alabama School of Medicine in 1994. He went on to residency in anatomic pathology at Medical University of South Carolina and he continued there in his dermatopathology fellowship under Dr. John Maize. There he developed an interest in melanocytic lesions, image analysis, and technological development in teaching methods. After completing his residency he was appointed Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he headed up development of their image analysis and laser capture microdissection core facilities. Next he went to lead both the Dermatopathology Fellowship at the University of Alabama, Birmingham as well as a private Dermatopathology histology laboratory. He is currently board-certified in anatomic pathology and dermatopathology, and is one of the few physicians in the country with expertise in diagnostic confocal microscopy.
Dr. Alberhasky was born in Louisville, KY. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University. His medical degree, pathology residency, and fellowship training were completed at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Alberhasky has board certification in anatomical pathology, clinical pathology, and cytology. Dr. Alberhasky has been involved in podiatric pathology since 1986 when he started a specialty lab in Cleveland, OH to work with the podiatric profession. He is a published author and lecturer. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. His personal interests include aviation, sailing, fishing, jazz, skiing, darts and cycling. He currently resides with his wife Teri in Alpharetta, GA.
Dr. Winkler, a native of Indiana, received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University. He received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and his MBA from the Kelly School of Business. His pathology residency was completed at Indiana University. He obtained his fellowship training in dermatopathology at the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology/SUNY Downstate in New York City, New York. Dr. Winkler holds board certification in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and Dermatopathology.
Dr. Whisenant received her doctorate in medicine from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. She completed her Anatomic Pathology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and her Dermatopathology fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Whisenant is currently board-certified in Anatomic Pathology and Dermatopathology.
Certified by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and in Dermatopathology, Dr. Volk earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology and her fellowship in Dermatopathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Volk has many years of experience in the practice of Dermatopathology with expertise in the diagnosis of skin cancer, inflammatory skin disease and other dermatological disorders. In addition, she has published several articles related to her specialty. In addition, she has presented lectures related to the field of Dermatopathology. Dr. Volk has been active as an inspector and spokesperson for the College of American Pathologists and served as a member of the Continuing Education and Research Committee of the American Society of Dermatopathology. Formerly, Dr. Volk served as a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology Journal CME committee. Dr. Volk is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the International Society of Dermatopathology.