Expert Consultations


Cockerell Consulting Services provides expert diagnostic and therapeutic opinions for dermatologists that read their own slides, dermatopathologists, pathologists, and hospital systems.

Dr. Cockerell’s expertise includes rendering diagnoses in difficult cases as well as confirming of diagnoses where the original opinion may be uncertain.  While many of Dr. Cockerell’s expert opinions relate to melanocytic neoplasia, he evaluates specimens taken from the entire spectrum of inflammatory and neoplastic diseases of the skin, hair, nails and mucous membranes. Reports are typically provided within 24-48 hours and are designed to provide you with the best diagnosis possible.  Therapeutic opinions are provided upon request.


To submit a case for consultative opinion, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download and complete the consultation requisition.
  2. Shipping or uploading of glass or digital slide(s) to be evaluated.
    • Shipping glass slides
      • Package glass slides, requisition, and clinical images
      • Ship to Cockerell Consulting Services, Attn: Sherri Jones, 2110 Research Row, Suite 100, Dallas, TX 75235
    • Uploading digital slides
      • Click Here >> to upload the consultation requisition, digital slide(s) and clinical images.
        • Supported digital formats
          • Aperio (.svs file format)
  3. Additional information
    • In cases that may require additional studies, submission of paraffin block(s) or multiple unstained histologic sections mounted on slides is recommended. For direct immunofluorescence studies, tissue must be submitted in Michel’s solution.

Contact us should you have any questions or if you have any special requests.  Thank you for the opportunity to serve your patients.


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