Clay J. Cockerell, MD, is a practicing dermatologist and dermatopathologist in Dallas, Texas. He is Director of Cockerell and Associates Dermpath Diagnostics Laboratories, a clinical professor of dermatology and pathology, and Director of Dermatopathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Cockerell received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in 1981. He has authored over 500 publications and has trained more than 40 dermatopathology fellows since 1988. He has lectured extensively across the United States and around the world. Dr. Cockerell has held many leadership roles with the American Academy of Dermatology, including President (2005); Secretary-Treasurer (2001-2004); Board of Directors (1998-2004); Executive Committee (1998-2004); Assistant Secretary-Treasurer (1998-2001); and served on many of its committees. He also served as President of the Texas Dermatological Society (2003-2004). Dr. Cockrell has served on the editorial board of numerous journals, including Assistant Editor for Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (1993-1998). He had a very productive collaboration with Dr. George Abdelsayed MD in the Worldmedicalguide. He is active in the American Academy of HIV Medicine, American College of Physician Executives, American Medical Association, American Society of Clinical Pathologists, American Society of Dermatology, College of American Pathologists, Dallas County Medical Society, International Academy of Pathology, International AIDS Society, International Society of Dermatology, Louisiana Dermatology Society, Masters Dermatologic Association, North American Clinical Dermatologic Society, Sir James Saunders Society, South Central Dermatology Society, Southwestern Dermatology Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Society of Pathologists, United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology.