Dr. Tammie Ferringer

Dr. Tammie FerringerTAMMIE FERRINGER, MD
Section Head, Dermatopathology
Director, Dermatopathology Fellowship Program

100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, PA  17822-1920
1 800 695 6491

Dr. Ferringer is the section head for GML's dermatopathology subpsecialty section. She is also an Associate in the Department of Dermatology at Geisinger Medical Center and serves as the director of the Dermatopathology Fellowship Program.

Education:

She earned her M.D. at Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and completed her residency in Dermatology at Geisinger. Dr. Ferringer completed a fellowship in Dermatopathology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Certifications:

Dr. Ferringer is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology.

Professional Affiliations:

Editorial Posts
Associate Editor, Cutis
Assistant Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Peer Reviewer
Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
American Journal of Dermatopathology

Committees
Leadership Development Steering Committee, American Academy of Dermatology, Chair
Scientific Assembly Committee, American Academy of Dermatology
Secretary-Treasurer, American Society of Dermatopathology
Executive Committee, American Society of Dermatopathology         
Board of Directors, American Society of Dermatopathology      
Finance Committee, American Society of Dermatopathology
Audit Committee, American Society of Dermatopathology              
Test Development and Advisory Committee on Dermatopathology, American Board of Pathology
Board of Directors, American Board of Dermatology
Certificate Review Committee, American Board of Dermatology, Chair
Certlink Committee, American Board of Dermatology
Joint Policy Committee for Dermatopathology, Vice-Chair
Dermatopathology Content Development Committee, American Board of Dermatology, Vice-Chair    
Visiting Scholar Committee, International Society of Dermatopathology, Chair
Dermatology Residency Review Committee, ACGME
Committee on Continuing Certification, ABMS

Professional Societies
Association of Professors of Dermatology
International Society of Dermatopathology
American Society of Dermatopathology
American Academy of Dermatology
American Dermatological Association
Women’s Dermatologic Society

Research Interests:

Dermatopathology

Recent Academic Activity

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

Schleich C, Ferringer T. Tender, diffuse edematous and erythematous papules on the face, neck, chest and extremities. Cutis. 2021;107(4):197-198.

Elsensohn A, Hanson J, Ferringer TC. Preferentially expressed antigen in melanoma (PRAME) expression in nonmelanoma skin cancers and melanocytes in surrounding skin. J Cutan Pathol. 2021;2021 Mar 15:doi: 10.1111/cup.14012. PMID 33719089.

Moore MR, Friesner ID, Rizk EM, Fullerton BT, Mondal M, Trager MH, Mendelson K, Chikeka I, Kurc T, Gupta R, Rohr BR, Robinson EJ, Acs B, Chang R, Kluger H, Taback B, Geskin LJ, Horst B, Gardner K, Niedt G, Celebi JT, Gartrell-Corrado RD, Messina J, Ferringer T, Rimm DL, Saltz J, Wang J, Vanguri R, Saenger YM. Automated digital TIL analysis (ADTA) adds prognostic value to standard assessment of depth and ulceration in primary melanoma. Sci rep. 2021;11(1):2809.

Moore MR, Friesner ID, Rizk EM, Fullerton BT, Mondal M, Trager MH, Mendelson K, Chikeka I, Kurc T, Gupta R, Rohr BR, Robinson EJ, Acs B, Chang R, Kluger H, Taback B, Geskin LJ, Horst B, Gardner K, Niedt G, Celebi JT, Gartrell-Corrado RD, Messina J, Ferringer T, Rimm DL, Saltz J, Wang J, Vanguri R, Saenger YM. Violaceous papule with an erythematous rim. Cutis. 2021;107(2):67, 72-73.

Shalin SC, Ferringer T, Cassarino DS. PAS and GMS utility in dermatopathology: Review of the current medical literature . J Cutan Pathol. 2020;47(11):1096-1102.

Kulkarni PM, Robinson EJ, Sarin Pradhan J, Gartrell-Corrado RD, Rohr BR, Trager MH, Geskin LJ, Kluger HM, Wong PF, Acs B, Rizk EM, Yang C, Mondal M, Moore MR, Osman I, Phelps R, Horst BA, Chen ZS, Ferringer T, Rimm DL, Wang J, Saenger YM.. Deep learning based on standard H&E images of primary melanoma tumors identifies patients at risk for visceral recurrence and death. Clin Cancer Res. 2020;26(5):1126-1134.

Grandhi R, Bazewicz CG, Tjarks BJ, Lin G, Ferringer TC, Hossler EW. Distinct violaceous plaques in conjunction with blisters. Cutis. 2020;105(2):71-72.

Task Force/Committee Members, Vidal CI, Sutton A, Armbrect EA, Lee JB, Litzner BR, Hurley MY; Rating Panel, Alam M, Duncan LM, Elston DM, Emanuel PO, Ferringer T, Fung MA, Hosler GA, Lazar AJ, Lowe L, Plaza JA, Robinson JK, Schaffer A. Muir-Torre syndrome appropriate use criteria: Effect of patient age on appropriate use scores. J Cutan Pathol. 2019;46(7):484-489.

Vidal CI, Armbrect EA, Andea AA, Bohlke AK, Comfere NI, Hughes SR, Kim J, Kozel JA, Lee JB, Linos K, Litzner BR, Missall TA, Novoa RA, Sundram U, Swick BL, Hurley MY, Alam M, Argenyi Z, Duncan LM, Elston DM, Emanuel PO, Ferringer T, Fung MA, Hosler GA, Lazar AJ, Lowe L, Plaza JA, Prieto VG, Robinson JK, Schaffer A, Subtil A, Wang WL. Appropriate use criteria in dermatopathology: initial recommendations from the American Society of Dermatopathology. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019;80(1):189-207.

Kowtoniuk R, Schleich C, Ferringer T. Multiple Pink Papules on the Chest and Upper Abdomen. Cutis. 2018;102(4):224, 237-238.

Torre K, Russomanno K, Ferringer T, Elston D, Murphy MJ. Educational Gaps in Molecular Diagnostics, Genomics, and Personalized Medicine in Dermatopathology Training: A Survey of US Dermatopathology Fellowship Program Directors. A, J Dermatopathol. 2018;40(1):43-48.

Tjarks BJ, Ferringer TC. Red-blue nodule on the scalp. Cutis. 2017;99(1):25-26.

Other Publications:

Ferringer TC. Association of Histologic Regression With a Favorable Outcome in Patients With Stage 1 and Stage 2 Cutaneous Melanoma. Practice Update Website 2021, January 14, 2021.

Ferringer TC. Quality Assurance in Dermatopathology: A Review of Report Amendments . PracticeUpdate https://www.practiceupdate.com/content/quality-assurance-in-dermatopathology/104666/65/4/1, -, 2020.

Elsensohn A, Schleich C, Ferringer T. Painless Unilateral Eyelid Swelling. ASDP Online Interactive Case Study, November, 2020.

Abstracts, Posters, and Other Presentations:

Ferringer TC. Basic Self-Assessment of Dermatopathology. Speaker. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Virtual, April 2021.

Ferringer TC. Appropriate Use Criteria in Dermatopathology: What do they mean for dermatology. Speaker and Panelist. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, Virtual, April 2021.

Ferringer TC. Beyond the H&E . Co-director and Speaker and. International Society of Dermatopathology, Virtual Meeting, April 2021.

Riswold K. Ferringer T. Sclerotic Fibroma and PTEN Immunohistochemistry. Poster. International Society of Dermatopathology, Virtual Meeting, April 2021.

Telliard S. Ferringer T. Case of Voriconazole-Induced Pseudoporphyria. Poster. International Society of Dermatopathology, Virtual Meeting, April 2021.

Ferringer T. Clinicopathology Correlation: Putting It All Together. Visiting Professor. Mayo Clinic Rochester, Virtual Meeting, March 2021.

Ferringer T. What's Eating You. Visiting Professor. Mayo Clinic Rochester, Virtual Meeting, March 2021.

Ferringer T. Case Challenge: Mimics and Masqueraders. Invited Speaker. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sanai, Virtual Grand Rounds, January 2021.

Ferringer T. Dermpath Clues to Infectious Diseases. Invited Speaker (residents). Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sanai, Virtual Grand Rounds, January 2021.

Arballo A, Elsensohn A, Ferringer T. T-cell Rich Angiomatoid Polypoid Pseudolymphoma Following Shave Removal of Pyogenic Granuloma in a Pediatric Patient. Poster 325. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, November 2020.

Pitch M Ferringer T. Primary Cutaneous Signet-Ring Cell/Histiocytoid Carcinoma with Unusual Immunohistochemical Pattern: Magnifying the “Monocle Tumor” with a Literature Review. Poster 609. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, November 2020.

Kraus A, Elsensohn A, Ferringer T, Powell M, Shiflett K. A systematic histopathologic review of symmetrical drug-related intertriginous and flexural erythema (SDRIFE) and baboon syndrome. Poster 183. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, November 2020.

Melrose E, Ferringer T. Crystalline Crust of Squamous Cell Carcinoma in-situ Mimicking EPD and NICF. Poster 591. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, November 2020.

Hanson J, Elsensohn A, Ferringer T. PRAME Expression in Non-Melanocytic Cutaneous Neoplasms. Mentorship Poster #2. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, November 2020.

Ferringer T. How do your Diagnoses Compare with the Audience and the Expert Panel. Panelist. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual Meeting, Virtual Meeting, November 2020.

Ferringer T. Clues to Infectious Disease of the Skin. Speaker. Geisinger Pathology Grand Rounds, Danville, PA, October 2020.

Ferringer T. Overview of Immunohistochemistry. Speaker. Nordic Course in Virtual Dermatopathology, Virtual Meeting, October 2020.

Ferringer T. Interesting Infectious Diseases of the Skin. Speaker. Nordic Course in Virtual Dermatopathology, Virtual Meeting, October 2020.

Ferringer T. What’s New in Cutaneous Adnexal Tumors. Speaker. Nordic Course in Virtual Dermatopathology, Virtual Meeting, October 2020.

Ferringer T. Self-Assessment Case Review. Speaker. Nordic Course in Virtual Dermatopathology, Virtual Meeting, October 2020.

Ferringer T. Timing of Dermatopathology Exposure in Residency. Speaker. Dermatology Teachers Exchange Group. Association of Professors of Dermatology, Virtual Meeting, October 2020.

Ferringer T. Infectious Dermatopathology. Speaker. Scientific Symposium , Dermatopathology in Virtual Paradise, October 2020.

Ferringer T. Essentials in Metabolic Diseases Affecting the Skin. Speaker. Scientific Symposium , Dermatopathology in Virtual Paradise, October 2020.

Ferringer T. Infectious Diseases: Clues. Speaker. Scientific Symposium , Dermatopathology in Virtual Paradise, October 2020.

Ferringer T. Investigating the Occult: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy. Speaker. Scientific Symposium , Dermatopathology in Virtual Paradise, October 2020.

Ferringer T. Update in Immunohistochemistry. Speaker. Scientific Symposium , Dermatopathology in Virtual Paradise, October 2020.

Ferringer T. Basic Self-Assessment of Dermatopathology. Speaker. American Academy of Dermatology, Virtual Meeting, May 2020.

Ferringer T. What’s New in Dermatopathology-Appropriate Use Criteria in Dermatopathology. Speaker. American Academy of Dermatology, Virtual Meeting, May 2020.

Moore M, Friesner I, Rizk E, Trager M, Gartrell-Corrado R, Mendelson K, Celebi J, Rich C, Chikeka I, Kurc T, Fullerton B, Wang J, Rohr B, Robinson E, Geskin L, Horst B, Gardner K, Niedt G, Messina J, Ferringer T, Saltz J, Vanguri R, Saenger Y. Effect of automated TIL quantification in early stage melanoma on accuracy of standard T staging using AJCC guidelines. Poster. American Society of Clinical Oncology, Virtual Meeting, May 2020.

Ferringer T. Mimics and Masqueraders in Dermatopathology. Speaker. Geisinger Pathology Grand Rounds, Danville, PA, March 2020.

Ferringer T. Infections and Infestation. Visiting Professor. Grand Rounds, Carilion, Roanoke, VA, February 2020.

Ferringer T. Case Challenge: Mimics and Masqueraders. Visiting Professor. Grand Rounds, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, December 2019.

Ferringer T. Practical Clues and Tips. . Course Director. American Society of Dermatopathology 56th Annual meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2019.

Kowtoniuk R, Palmer M, Ferringer T. Wong-type amyopathic dermatomyositis with tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma. Poster. American Society of Dermatopathology 56th Annual meeting, San Diego, California, October 2019.

Elsensohn A, Patel R, Palmer M, Ferringer T, Tyler W. Immunofluorescence showing basement membrane and granular capillary C5b-9 deposits in dermatomyositis. Poster. American Society of Dermatopathology 56th Annual meeting, San Diego, California, October 2019.

Powell M, Ferringer T. Some Drugs Rarely Invoke Frustrating Erythemas. Poster. American Society of Dermatopathology 56th Annual meeting, San Diego, California, October 2019.

Tjarks BJ, Kerkvliet AM, Thompson PA, Strickler AG, Ferringer T. Dermatologists’ satisfaction, expectations, and preferences for the pathology report: A survey of the American Academy of Dermatology. . Poster. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual meeting, Chicago, Ilinois, November 2018.

Graham J, Long P, Ferringer . TNF-alpha Inhibitor Associated Psoriatic Alopecia. Poster. American Society of Dermatopathology Annual meeting, Chicago, Ilinois, November 2018.

McGowan E, Stratman E, Miller S, Ferringer T, Horn T. Impact of Restructuring MOC Component 4 in Dermatology: Physician-reported outcomes resulting from the ABD Focused Practice Improvement Modules. Poster. American Board of Medical Specialties Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 2018.

Schleich C, Ferringer T, Mowad C. Immunohistochemical Screening for Muir Torre Syndrome in Sebaceous Neoplasms. Presentation. Geisinger 2018 Resident and Fellow Scholarship Day, Danville, PA, May 21, 2018.

Schleich C, Ferringer T. Signet Ring Cell/Histiocytoid Carcinoma of the Eyelid.. Poster. American Academy of Dermatology 76th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 16 - 20, 2018 .

Spiker A, Yakis K, Marks V, Sebes N, Lin G, Ferringer T. Paraneoplastic Angiomatosis: A New Entity. Poster. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, February 2018.

Schleich C, Ferringer T, Mowad C. Immunohistochemical Screening for Muir Torre Syndrome in Sebaceous Neoplasms. Poster. American Academy of Dermatopathology, Baltimore, MD, October 28, 2017.

Schleich C, Ferringer T . Mycobacterial Spindle Cell Pseudotumor. Poster. Resident and Fellow Scholarship Days,, Danville, PA, Mah 5, 2017.

Berry RS, Tyler WB, Chandler WM, Ferringer TM. Metastatic malignant melanoma with a gain of region 22q12 by FISH.. Platform Presentation. Geisinger Research Day, Danville, PA, May 5, 2017.

Ferringer TC. Self-Assessment Course. Course. Joint Meeting of the International Society of Dermatpathology , Orlando, Florida, March 2017.

Ferringer TC. Closing the Gender Gap in Academic Dermatology and Dermatology Leadership: Problems and Solutions – Time Management. Speaker. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting , Orlando, Florida, March 2017.

Ferringer TC. Help Your Dermatopathologist Work Smarter for You . Speaker. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting , Orlando, Florida, March 2017.

Ferringer TC. Infectious Diseases-Barnyard Zoonoses . Speaker. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting , Orlando, Florida, March 2017.

Ferringer TC. What’s New in Dermatopathology-Immunohistochemistry . Speaker. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting , Orlando, Florida, March 2017.

Ferringer TC. Essentials in Dermatopathology-Metabolic Disease . Speaker. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting , Orlando, Florida, March 2017.

Ferringer TC. Dermatopathology Case Challenge: Mimics and Masqueraders . Speaker. American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting , Orlando, Florida, March 2017.

Ferringer TC. Infections and Infestations. Speaker. Annual Dermatopathology Super Symposium , Albert Einstein College of Medicine, January 2017.

Textbook Chapters

Ferringer T. Skin. In Lin F, Prichard JW, Wilkerson M, Chen ZM, eds. Handbook of Practical Immunhistochemistry-Frequently Asked Questions, 3rd edition. Springer, New York, NY, 2021: In press.

Ferringer T, Ko CJ. The basics: Diagnostic terms, skin anatomy, and stains. In Elston D, Ferringer T, eds. Dermatopathology 3rd edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, New York, New York, 2018: 1-35.

Ferringer T. Granulomatous and histiocytic diseases. In Elston D, Ferringer T, eds. Dermatopathology 3rd edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, New York, New York, 2018: 176-192.

Ferringer T. Genodermatoses. In Elston D, Ferringer T, eds. Dermatopathology 3rd edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, New York, New York, 2018: 220-234.

Ferringer T. Alterations in collagen and elastin. In Elston D, Ferringer T, eds. Dermatopathology 3rd edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, New York, New York, 2018: 235-250.

Ferringer T. Metabolic disorders . In Elston D, Ferringer T, eds. Dermatopathology 3rd edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, New York, New York, 2018: 251-263.

Elston D, Ko CJ, Ferringer T. Fibrous tumors. In Elston D, Ferringer T, eds. Dermatopathology 3rd edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, New York, New York, 2018: 350-392.

Ferringer T. Tumors of fat, muscle, cartilage and bone . In Elston D, Ferringer T, eds. Dermatopathology 3rd edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, New York, New York, 2018: 393-411.

Ferringer T. Neural tumors . In Elston D, Ferringer T, eds. Dermatopathology 3rd edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, New York, New York, 2018: 412-432.

Ferringer T. External agents and artifacts (Appendix 3). In Elston D, Ferringer T, eds. Dermatopathology 3rd edition. Elsevier Health Sciences, New York, New York, 2018: 509-516.

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