Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director of Dermatopathology Laboratory
Whitney A. High, MD, MEng, a native of Colorado, is the Director of the laboratory, and he is board-certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. He also has certification in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. After practicing as a chemical engineer in industry, Dr. High returned to medical school to receive his medical degree from the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine in 2000. Dr. High completed his dermatology residency training at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2004, serving as Chief Resident, and his dermatopathology fellowship at the University of Colorado in Denver in 2005. He has also studied tropical medicine in Central and South America.
Dr. High is appointed to the Departments of Dermatology & Pathology at the University of Colorado, and the Department of Chemistry at the Colorado School of Mines. He serves as the only dermatologist on faculty at the Denver STD/HIV Training Center, a clinic sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Dr. High also has a degree in law from the University of Denver.
Dr. High has authored 2 textbooks, 12 chapters and more than 40 medical papers. He currently serves as one of the youngest editors of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and he is an editor/editorial board member of other medical journals. Dr. High’s current research interests include:
- Pigmented lesions
- Medicolegal issues
- Infectious disease/sexually transmitted disease
- Pharmacological and toxicological dermatology/dermatopathology
- Advanced biochemical testing applied to dermatology/dermatopathology