Your Pathologists

Terence Harrist,

Anatomic Pathology

Terence J. Harrist, M.D.

Co-Director of Dermatopathology

Board Certification:

Anatomic Pathology; Dermatopathology


M.D. Emory University, Atlanta


Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School



Area of Interest:

Nevomelanocytic Lesions and Immunofluorescent Analysis
of the Skin

Dr. Terence J. Harrist is a graduate of Baylor University and Emory Medical School. He completed a residency in anatomic pathology and a fellowship in dermatopathology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Following several years on staff at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Harrist became a founding member and medical director of Pathology Services, Inc. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has served as an assistant professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School and is a nationally recognized expert diagnostician. He has twice received the Harvard Medical School Teaching Award in Dermatopathology (1999 and 2006), and in 2003, received the Walter R. Nickel Award for Excellence in Teaching of Dermatopathology from the American Society of Dermatopathology. Dr. Harrist has published numerous articles and his specialty areas of interest include nevomelanocytic lesions and immunofluorescent studies of skin diseases.

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