Scott Dalton, DO


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Dr. Scott Dalton is board-certified in dermatology, dermatopathology and anatomic/clinical pathology. He received his medical degree from the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998 and retired from the US Army Medical Corps with 20 years of honorable service where he practiced dermatology and dermatopathology. 

During his military service, he completed a civilian sponsored residency in dermatology at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA.  He has additional training in dermatopathology completing a fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. Following his training, he deployed as the Theater Consultant for dermatology at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.  Upon his return from deployment, Dr. Dalton served in the dermatology departments at Brooke Army Medical Center and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center as a clinical dermatologist and dermatopathologist.  Apart from training, he has spent the majority of his military career in San Antonio and now is practicing at Dermatology San Antonio.

Dr. Dalton practices medical and surgical dermatology and dermatopathology.  Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Pamela, and their children, as well as playing guitar and golf.



University of California
San Francisco, CA


Lake Eerie College of Osteopathic Medicine
Eerie, PA


Geisinger Medical Center
Danville, PA

San Antonio Health Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC)
San Antonio, TX


University of Toledo
Toledo, OH

Board Certifications


The American Board of Pathology and Dermatology


The American Board of Pathology


American Board of Dermatology

Research & Publications

Dr. Dalton has been on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology since July, 2018.  He has published in peer reviewed journals and research interests include melanocytic lesions and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma.

Selected publications:

Dalton SR, Baptista MA, Libow LF, Elston DM: Lichenoid tissue reaction in malignant melanoma, a potential diagnostic pitfall. Am J Clin Pathol. 2002;117:766-770. PMID: 12090426

Dalton SR, Fillman EP, Altman CE, Gardner TL, Davis TL, Bastian BC, Libow LF, Elston DM: Atypical junctional melanocytic proliferations in “benign lichenoid keratosis”. Hum Pathol. 2003;34:706-709. PMID: 12874767

Dalton SR, Gardner TL, Libow LF, Elston DM: Contiguous lesions in lentigo maligna. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2005 May; 52(5):859-862. PMID: 15858478

Dalton SR, LeBoit PE: Squamous Cell Carcinoma with Clear Cells: How Often is there Evidence of Tricholemmal Differentiation? Am J Dermatopathol. 2008;30(4):333-339. PMID: 18645304

Dalton SR, Gerami P, Kolaitis NA, Charzan S, Werling R, LeBoit PE, Bastian BC. Use of fluorescence in-situ hybridization (FISH) to distinguish intranodal nevus from metastatic melanoma. Am J Surg Pathol. 2010;34:231-237. PMID: 20087158

Dalton SR, Pride H. The histopathology of terra firma-forme dermatosis. J Cutan Pathol. 2011;38:537-539. PMID: 21615764

Dalton SR, Chandler WM, Abuzeid M, Hossler EW, Ferringer T, Elston DM, LeBoit PE: Eosinophils in mycosis fungoides:  An uncommon finding in the patch and plaque stages. Am J Dermatopathol. 2012;34(6):586-591. PMID: 22814317

Haeusler KA, Hall JR, Seykora CM, Abuzeid MJ, Dalton SR. Melanoma or pseudomelanoma? Change in a pigmented lesion after application of topical 5-Fluorouracil. J Cutan Pathol. 2018. Jan;45(1):97-98. PMID: 29071729

Willardson HB, Lombardo J, Raines M, Nguyen T, Park J, Dalton SR, Ritchie S. Predictive value of basal cell carcinoma biopsies with negative margins: A retrospective cohort study. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2018. Jul;79(1):42-46. PMID: 29307646

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