Clay Cockerell, MD was born the son of a dermatologist in Abilene, Texas. He trained in dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine before completing his dermatopathology fellowship in New York under A. Bernard Ackermann. Internationally recognized for his contributions to dermatology and dermatopathology, Dr. Cockerell expanded on the dermatopathology practice of Dr. Robert Freeman and created his own legacy, not just in Texas but across the world.
Dr. Cockerell is a past president of the American Academy of Dermatology. He is an innovative educator who has trained over 20 dermatopathologists, many of whom have become leaders in dermatopathology.
Dr. Cockerell serves as founder and medical director Cockerell Dermatopathology in Dallas, TX. Cockerell Dermatopathology has grown into one of the nation’s most respected dermatopathology practices by always focusing on the needs of referring clinicians and their patients.