Dr. Ruth F. Walters CV

Education and Training

  • New York University Medical Center
    New York, New York
    Fellow in Dermatopathology
    2007-2008
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Fellow in Surgical Pathology
    2006-2007
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
    2002-2006
  • University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    MD
    1998-2002
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    BS in Biology, minor in Chemistry, with distinction
    1991-1996

Certification and Licensure

  • Full licensure, State of North Carolina
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Dermatopathology

Honors and Awards

  • Full-Time Attending of the Year, Department of Dermatology, NYU
    2011
  • Medical Alumni Endowment Fund Grant
    2006
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
    2001
  • Merit Award for overall year-end grade of Honors
    2000
  • Merit Award for overall year-end grade of Honors
    1999

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Dermatopathology, Fellow Member
    2011-Present
  • College of American Pathologists
    2002-Present
  • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
    2004-Present

Employment

  • Dermatopathologist and Laboratory Director
    Central Dermatology Center, Chapel Hill, NC
    2013-Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    2011-Present
  • Dermatopathologist, LabCorp, Burlington, NC
    2011-2013
  • Assistant Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Pathology
    New York University Medical Center, New York, New York
    2008-2011
  • Assistant Laboratory Director, Dermatopathology Section
    New York University Medical Center, New York, New York
    2009-2011
  • Research Assistant, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    May-June 2002
  • Research Assistant, Thurston Arthritis Research Center,
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    May-Aug 1999
  • Research Assistant, Thurston Arthritis Research Center
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    1997- 1998
  • Laboratory Technician, Thurston Arthritis Research Center,
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    1996- 1997

Professional / Teaching Experience

  • High School Fellows Program Instructor
    New York University School of Medicine
    2010
  • Mentor for the Dean’s Committee on Women’s Mentoring Program,
    New York University School of Medicine
    2008-2010
  • Pathology Resident Instructor, Dermatopathology Course, New York
    University Medical Center
    2010-2011
  • Dermatology Resident Instructor, Dermatopathology Course,
    New York University Medical Center
    2008-2011
  • Chief Resident, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
    University of North Carolina Hospitals
    2005-2006
  • Clinical Pathology Continuing Medical Education Instructor
    and Clinical Pathology Consultant,
    Dorothea Dix Hospital
    2003-2006
  • Medical Student Small Group Instructor, Pathology Course,
    University of North Carolina School of Medicine
    2002-2007

Publications

Vuong CH, Walters R, Stein JA. Infectious eccrine hidradenitis associated with intense sun exposure. Cutis. 2013; 92(1): 40-45.

Wang NS, Walters RF, Warren SJ. Massive localized lymphedema: A soft tissue process that may present to dermatologists. Am J Dermpath. 2010; 32(4):380-3.

Yankovitz M, Walters R, Kamino H, Brown L. Acral lymphomatoid papulosis. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010; 62(3):530-1.

Patel R, Zirvi M, Walters R, Kamino H. Perforating disorder with underlying calcinosis cutis after topical calcium chloride exposure. J Cutan Pathol. 2010; 37(5):593-6.

Walters R, Pulitzer M, Kamino H. Elastic fiber pattern in scleroderma/morphea. J Cutan Pathol. 2009; 36(9):952-7.

Walters R, Groben P, Busam K, Millikan R, Rabinovitz H, Cognetta A, Mihm MC, Prieto VG, Googe P, King R, Moore D, Woosley J, and Thomas N. Consumption of the epidermis: a criterion in the differential diagnosis of melanoma and dysplastic nevi that is associated with increasing Breslow depth and ulceration. Am J Dermpath. 2007; 29(6):527-533.

Stinchcombe T, Walters R, Khandani A, Socinski M. Radiation-induced sarcoma after treatment with high dose (74Gy) thoracic radiation therapy for stage III lung cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2007; 25(12):1621-3.

Lambert N, Mehta B, Walters R, Eron J. Chagasic encephalitis as the initial manifestation of AIDS. Ann of Intern Med. 2006; 144(12):941-943.

Soldano AC, Walters R, Groben P. Eosinophilic neuritis and eosinophilic panniculitis in a patient with advanced AIDS. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2006; 130(7):1046-8.

Friedman JS, Fulghum Walters R, Woosley J, Fine JD. A unique presentation of calcinosis cutis in a patient with cystic fibrosis after double lung transplant. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003; 49(6):1131-6.

Fernsten P, Shaw M, Hocker S, Fulghum R, Winfield J. Expression of the sialosyl-Tn epitope on CD45 derived from activated peripheral blood T cells. Immunol Invest. 1998; 27(6):323-8.

Oral Presentations

Malignant Melanoma: Histological features and reporting. July 21, 2010 New York University Department of Pathology, invited lecture in New York, New York.

Mitotic rate as a prognostic factor in melanoma. 2010 Advances in Dermatology symposium in New York, New York.

Consumption of the epidermis in melanocytic lesions. 2009 Advances in Dermatology symposium in New York, New York.

Consumption of the epidermis in melanocytic lesions. 2008 Genes, Environment and Melanoma (GEM) meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Elastic fiber pattern in scleroderma/morphea. April 2008 New York University Department of Dermatology Tuesday Night Conference in New York, New York.

Elastic fiber pattern in scleroderma/morphea. 2007 New York University Department of Dermatology Research Day in New York, New York.

Consumption of the epidermis: a helpful criterion in the differential diagnosis of dysplastic nevus and malignant melanoma. March 8, 2007 University of North Carolina Department of Pathology Grand Rounds in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Walters R, Groben P, Busam K, Millikan R, Woosley J, Thomas NE. Consumption of the epidermis correlates with histologic markers of aggressive behavior in a population-based study of North Carolina residents with melanoma in the year 2000. 2005 American Society of Dermatopathology in Seattle, Washington.

Is consumption of the epidermis a helpful criterion in the diagnosis of melanoma? December 2005 University of North Carolina Melanoma Interest Group in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Poster Presentations

Ralston J, Kamino H, Gross D, Walters R. Pleomorphic fibrolipoma: a case report. 2009 American Society of Dermatopathology in Chicago, Illinois.

Patel R, Zirvi M, Walters R, Kamino H. Perforating disorder with underlying calcinosis cutis after topical calcium chloride exposure. 2008 American Society of Dermatopathology in San Francisco, California.

Kamino H, Walters R, Tam S, Ratech H. FoxP3+ CD4+ T regulatory cells and survival in melanoma. 2007 United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in Denver, Colorado.

Scanga L, Walters R, Groben PA, Frank JS, Boyd C, Choi J, Moore D, Ollila DW, Thomas NE. Consumption of the epidermis in melanoma is associated with basement membrane disruption assessed by collagen IV and laminin immunohistochemistry. 2007 International Melanoma Congress in New York, NY.

Walters R, Pulitzer M, Kamino H. Elastic fiber pattern in scleroderma/morphea. 2007 American Society of Dermatopathology in Baltimore, Maryland.

Walters R, Groben P, Busam K, Millikan R, Rabinovitz H, Cognetta A, and Thomas N. Consumption of the epidermis: a helpful criterion in the differential diagnosis of dysplastic nevus and malignant melanoma. 2006 American Society of Dermatopathology in Chicago, Illinois.

Soldano AC, Walters R, Amsbaugh S, Groben P. Eosinophilic neuritis and eosinophilic panniculitis in a patient with advanced AIDS. 2004 American Society of Dermatopathology in Boston, Massachusetts.

Watson JM, Kingston DG, Chordia MD, Fulghum RA, Haskill JS. Importance of microtubule stabilization in taxane induced cytotoxicity, apoptosis and growth factor gene induction in a human ovarian cancer cell line. Proceedings/ Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research. 1996; 37:A2997.

Online Presentations

Mandell J, Tlougan B, Jabbari A, Walters R, Kundu R. Erosive plaques on the dorsal surfaces of the hands. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012; 66(2):e31-32.

Brauer JA, Mandal R, Walters R, Solomon G, Kundu RV, Strober BE. Disseminated superficial porokeratosis. Dermatol Online J. 2010 Nov 15;16(11):20.

Leger M, Patel U, Mandal R, Walters R, Cook K, Haimovic A, Franks AG Jr. Glomangioma. Dermatol Online J. 2010 Nov 15;16(11):11.

O’Reilly K, Brauer J, Loyd A, Patel R, Walters R, Franks AG Jr. Secondary follicular mucinosis associated with systemic lupus erythematosus. Dermatol Online J. 2010 Nov 15;16(11):7.

Hunt R, Mandal R, Walters R, Schaffer JV. Pachydermodactyly. Dermatol Online J. 2010 Nov 15;16(11):5.

Batra P, Loyd A, Patel R, Walters R, Stein JA. Eruptive collagenomas. Dermatol Online J. 2010 Nov 15;16(11):3.

Yancovitz M, Gonzalez ME, Votava HJ, Walters R, Kundu R, Shupack JL. Acquired smooth-muscle hamartoma. Dermatol Online J. 2009; 15(8):12.

Rizzo C, Anandasabapathy N, Walters RF, Rosenman K, Kamino H, Prystowsky S, Schaffer JV. Pretibial epidermolysis bullosa. Dermatol Online J. 2008; 14(10):26.

Anolik R, Firoz B, Walters RF, Meehan SA, Tsou HC, Whitlow M, Wainwright B. Proliferating trichilemmal cyst with focal calcification. Dermatol Online J. 2008; 14(10):25.

Elmariah SB, Anolik R, Walters RF, Rosenman K, Pomeranz MK, Sanchez MR. Invasive squamous-cell carcinoma and arsenical keratoses. Dermatol Online J. 2008; 14(10):24.

Lee A, Tran HT, Walters RF, Yee H, Rosenman K, Sanchez MR. Cutaneous umbilical endometriosis. Dermatol Online J. 2008; 14(10):23.

Hunzeker CM, Kamino H, Walters RF, Kovich OI. Nodular pretibial myxedema. Dermatol Online J. 2008;14(10):8.

Tran H, Kamino H, Walters RF. Mycobacterium marinum infection. Dermatol Online J. 2008; 14(10):7.

Merola JF, Meehan S, Walters RF, Brown L. Exogenous ochronosis. Dermatol Online J. 2008; 14(10):6.

Johnson H, Robles M, Kamino H, Walters RF, Lee A, Sanchez M. Trichoepithelioma. Dermatol Online J. 2008; 14(10):5.

Lane TK, Kamino H, Walters RF, Meehan S, Pomeranz MK. Lichen planopilaris and psoriasis. Dermatol Online J. 2008; 14(10):4.

Dadlani C, Kamino H, Walters RF, Rosenman K, Pomeranz MK. Unilateral nevoid telangiectasia. Dermatol Online J. 2008; 14(10):3.

Stein JA, Kamino H, Walters RF, Pomeranz MK. Mastocytosis with urticaria pigmentosa and osteoporosis. Dermatol Online J. 2008; 14(10):2.

Chen P Jr, Kamino H, Walters RF, Rosenman K, Pomeranz MK, Sanchez M. Epidermodysplasia verruciformis in the setting of HIV infection. Dermatol Online J. 2008; 14(10):1.

Dr. Beth Goldstein, Dr. Jennelle S. Williams, Dr. David T. DeVries, Dr. Rebecca Todd-Bell, Dr. C. Lynn Cheng, Dr. Nadia Wang and Dr. Austin Newsome are all board-certified Dermatologists and members of the American Board of Dermatology. At Central Dermatology Center, we specialize in the following areas:  the prevention and treatment of skin cancer, the treatment of acne and acne scars, aging skin and wrinkles, hair loss, eczema, rashes, moles, cysts, lesions, rosacea and redness.  CDC serves patients throughout North Carolina, including Chapel Hill, Raleigh-Durham, Cary, and Sanford.