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Robert M. Law, MD

Board Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Dermatopathology






ProPath, a Sonic Healthcare anatomic pathology practice, is privileged to include Robert M. Law, M.D., F.C.A.P., as a part of its dynamic medical staff. Dr. Law brings considerable experience to his position. He’s been published numerous times and holds a United States patent.

Dr. Law graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and chemistry from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He completed a pediatrics internship at The Johns Hopkins Hospital followed by a research fellowship in neurology at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He served his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. This was followed by a fellowship in dermatopathology in Johns Hopkins Department of Dermatology.

Dr. Law has been a dermatopathologist with ProPath in Dallas, Texas, since 2005. During this time, he has also held a dual appointment as clinical assistant professor in the pathology and dermatology departments at University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine in Dallas. In 2006, he won the Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award for his work teaching UT Southwestern Medical Center dermatology residents. Dr. Law holds a patent, issued in 2004, for glutamate transporter associated proteins and methods of use thereof.

Dr. Law has articles published in journals such as Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology; World Journal of Gastroenterology, and the International Journal of Dermatology, among others. He has two book chapters in Diagnostic Dermatopathology: A Guide to Ancillary Tests Beyond the H&E on immunofluorescence. He has presented abstracts and been an invited speaker at meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and the Society for Neuroscience, among others.

Dr. Law is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology, College of American Pathologists, and the Dallas-Fort Worth Dermatology Society.



University of Alabama at Birmingham (BS)
Birmingham, AL

University of Alabama Medical School (MD)
Birmingham, AL


Postgraduate Training

Dermatopathology Fellowship
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD


Professional Memberships

American Academy of Dermatology

American Society of Dermatopathology

College of American Pathologists

Dallas-Fort Worth Dermatology Society


Peer-Reviewed Articles

  1. Leiker AJ, Beg M, McIlwee B, Law RM, Khosama L, Meyer J. Skin involvement as the presenting sign of anorectal adenocarcinoma. Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent). 2018 ;31(4):519-521.

  2. McCook J, Stephens T, Jiang L, Law RM, Gotz V. Ability of sodium copper chlorophyllin complex to repair photoaged skin by stimulation of biomarkers in human extracellular matrix. Clin Cosmet Investig Dermatol. 2016;9:167-174.

  3. Nielsen JA, Law RM, Fiman KH, Roberts CA. Esophageal lichen planus: a case report and review of the literature. World J Gastroenterol. 2013;19(14):2278-2281.

  4. Vujevich JJ, Goldberg LH, Kimyai-Asadi A, Law RM. Recurrent nodule on the nasal columella: a good reason to re-biopsy. Int J Dermatol. 2008;47(7):728-731.

  5. Law RM, Viglione MP, Barrett TL. Metastatic myoepithelial carcinoma in a child. J Cutan Pathol. 2008;35(8):779-781.

  6. Oresajo C, Stephens T, Hino PD, Law RM, Yatskayer M, Foltis P, Pillai S, Pinnell SR. Protective effects of a topical antioxidant mixture containing vitamin C. ferulic acid, and phloretin against ultraviolet-induced photodamage in human skin. J Cosmet Dermatol. 2008;7(4):290-297.

  7. Kickler TS, Borowitz MJ, Thompson RE, Charintranomt N, Law RM. Ret-Y a measure of reticulocyte size: a sensitive indicator of iron deficiency anemia. Clin Lab Haematol. 2004;26(6):423-427.

  8. Law RM, Stafford A, Quick MW. Functional regulation of gamma-aminobutyric acid transporters by direct tyrosine phosphorylation. J Biol Chem. 2000;275(31):23986-23991.

  9. Jo H, Sipos K, Go Y-M, Law RM, Rong J, McDonald JM. Differential effect of shear stress on extracellular signal-regulated kinase and N-terminal Jun kinase in endothelial cells. J Biol Chem. 1997;272(2):1395-1401.

  10. Benveniste EN, Tang LP, Law RM. Differential regulation of astrocyte TNF-alpha expression by the cytokines TGF-beta, IL-6 and IL-10. Int J Dev Neurosci. 1995;13(3-4):341-349.

Book Chapters

  1. Law RM. Immunofluorescence: principles. In: Hosler G, ed. Diagnostic Dermatopathology: A Guide to Ancillary Tests Beyond the H&E. London, England: JP Medical Publishers; 2016:121-133.

  2. Law RM. Immunofluorescence: applications in dermatopathology. In: Hosler G, ed. Diagnostic Dermatopathology: A Guide to Ancillary Tests Beyond the H&E. London, England: JP Medical Publishers; 2016:135-149.


  1. Law RM. Protective effect of a sunscreen against UV-induced molecular and cellular damage. American Academy of Dermatology 65th Annual Meeting, February 2000.

  2. Law RM. Glutamate transporters and glioma growth: novel approaches to CNS chemotherapy. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2002.

  3. Law RM. Gene expression analysis in a transgenic model of ALS and in ALS tissue. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2000.

  4. Law RM. Identification and characterization of an excitatory amino acid transporter (EAAT4) interacting protein. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, 2000.

  5. Law RM. Detection of salmonella spp. in contaminated oysters using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and gene probes. Journal of Food Science.