Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Director of Molecular Dermatopathology Research Laboratory
Director of Dermatopathology Clinical diagnostics Laboratory
Dr. Andea’s areas of expertise are Dermatopathology and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Andea received his MD from “Victor Babes” University of Medicine, Timisoara, Romania and completed an Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. This was followed by fellowships in Dermatopathology at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC and Oncologic Pathology and Molecular Pathology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY. After completing his training, Dr. Andea joined the faculty of the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) where he served as Director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship program, Medical Director of the In-situ Hybridization Laboratory and as Dermatopathology Section Head. In 2009 Dr. Andea received the “Leonard H. Robinson” Award for Excellence in Resident Education in Anatomic Pathology. At UAB Dr. Andea developed a research interest in the molecular biology of melanocytic neoplasms and precision molecular diagnostic tests for histologically ambiguous melanocytic tumors. While at UAB, Dr. Andea earned a Master of Business Administration degree from UAB School of Business.
At the University of Michigan Dr. Andea has established and is leading the Molecular Dermatopathology Research Laboratory which functions as a dermatopathology core facility for skin cancer research and the Dermatopathology Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory providing clinical testing for melanocytic tumors. Dr Andea has a particular interest in developing and improving ancillary molecular tests to help classify and predict prognosis in histologically ambiguous melanocytic tumors. As a side hobby he enjoys playing with digital pathology tools and is interested in exploring the potential for implementation of virtual pathology into clinical work. He was invited to deliver numerous national and international presentations on a variety of dermatopathology topics, with a focus on molecular diagnostic tools for melanocytic tumors and digital pathology. Dr. Andea is the author of over 60 peer-reviewed publications, one book, 2 book chapters and over 100 abstracts mainly in the field of dermatopathology.