Dr. Elston is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston. He is Deputy-editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, incoming President of the American Society of Dermatopathology, and served as president of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is an Honorary Professor at China Medical University in Shenyang China and Guest Professor at the Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University in Changsha, China.
Dr. Elston is a graduate of Jefferson Medical College, did his dermatology residency at Walter Reed Medical Center and a dermatopathology fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Elston is the author of over 325 peer reviewed publications, is the Associate Editor in Chief of emedicine dermatology, is one of three authors of Andrews Diseases of the Skin, and Editor in Chief of the Requisites in Dermatology series of textbooks. He received the 2008 Walter Nickel Award for Excellence in Dermatopathology Education and is the 2013 Founder’s Award of the American Society of Dermatopathology. He serves on the board of directors of the International Society of Dermatopathology and the American Board of Dermatology.