Dr. H. Nicholas Shamma

Dr. H. Nicholas Shamma founded American Dermatopathology Laboratory in 2014 to offer dermatopathology services that focuses on each patient’s skin biopsy with the same compassion and care attending physicians provide their patient. Wanting to extend the physician’s personal touch to the skin biopsies in the lab, Dr. Shamma offers a unique environment where he partners directly with the physicians to ensure the best patient care and outcomes. This is accomplished through consultation and discussion with the physician as needed and ultimately, the best diagnosis for the patient. Dr. Shamma currently serves as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Wright State University and has held this position since 1999. He has been in private practice since 1996 and throughout his career has managed laboratories and served as associate laboratory director. He is Board certified in Dermatopathology and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. Dr. Shamma conducted his dermatopathology fellowship training with Dr. Bernie Ackerman at Jefferson Medical College in Pennsylvania. Dr. Shamma holds medical licenses in multiple states and is the author of numerous articles in peer reviewed journals.


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1α, 25-Dihydroxyvitamin D₃ and the vitamin D receptor regulates ΔNp63α levels and keratinocyte proliferation.

Hill NT, Zhang J, Leonard MK, Lee M,Shamma HN, Kadakia M.

Cell Death Dis. 2015 Jun 11;6:e1781

Lifelong desquamation of the hands and feet.
Grosshandler JA, El-Charif M, Shamma HN.
JAMA Dermatol. 2014 Jun;150(6):647-8

Clopidogrel-associated vasculopathic cutaneous reaction.
Fathi R, Shamma HN, Fathi A.
Dermatol Online J. 2013 Jan 15;19(1):7

Persistent primary cutaneous primitive neuroectodermal tumor 4 years after chemotherapy.
Morrison LK, Shamma HN, Heffernan MP.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011 Aug;65(2):440-1

ΔNp63α regulates keratinocyte proliferation by controlling PTEN expression and localization.
Leonard MK, Kommagani R, Payal V, Mayo LD, Shamma HN, Kadakia MP.
Cell Death Differ. 2011 Dec;18(12):1924-33

Clear cell acanthoma: a rare clinical diagnosis prior to biopsy.
Morrison LK, Duffey M, Janik M, Shamma HN.
Int J Dermatol. 2010 Sep;49(9):1008-11

Granulomatous pigmented purpura: an unusual histological variant.
Kerns MJ, Mallatt BD, Shamma HN.
Am J Dermatopathol. 2009 Feb;31(1):77-80

Histological changes occurring after endoluminal ablation with two diode lasers (940 and 1319 nm) from acute changes to 4 months.
Bush RG, Shamma HN, Hammond K.
Lasers Surg Med. 2008 Dec;40(10):676-9

Laser-assisted tattoo removal with topical 5% imiquimod cream.
Ricotti CA, Colaco SM, Shamma HN, Trevino J, Palmer G, Heaphy MR Jr.
Dermatol Surg. 2007 Sep;33(9):1082-91

940-nm laser for treatment of saphenous insufficiency: histological analysis and long-term follow-up.
Bush RG, Shamma HN, Hammond KA.
Photomed Laser Surg. 2005 Feb;23(1):15-9

Cyclosporine-induced folliculodystrophy.
Heaphy MR Jr, Shamma HN, Hickmann M, White MJ.
J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Feb;50(2):310-5

Ber-EP4 and MNF-116 in a previously undescribed morphologic pattern of granular basal cell carcinoma.
Hayden AA, Shamma HN.
Am J Dermatopathol. 2001 Dec;23(6):530-2

Dr. H. Nicholas Shamma