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Henry Votava

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  • Dermatopathology

  • Cytopathology

  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology


  • MD, Washington University

  • Bachelor of Science, University of North Dakota

  • PhD, University of North Carolina

  • Internship, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
    Minneapolis VA Healthcare System

  • Residency, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
    University of Minnesota

  • Fellowship, Dermapathology
    New York University School of Medicine


    Dr. Votava practices as an attending pathologist with sub-specialty practice of Dermatopathology for Beth Israel Medical Center of Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai West (formerly St.Luke’s Roosevelt Medical Centers) within the Mount Sinai Health System.


  • 2015 - 2017
    AMA Physician’s Recognition Award, with Commendation

  • 2011 -
    American Academy of Dermatology Continuing Med Education Award

  • 2009 -
    Sam Weinberg’s Cases of Year: Bullous Leukemia Cutis

  • 2007 -
    Dermatopathology Self-Assessment Award, ISDP XXVIII Symposium, Pasteur Institute, Paris,

  • 1976 -
    Radiology Hugh Wilson Meritorious Award, Washington University School of Medicine

  • 1974 -
    Highest Grade in Medical Physiology, University of North Dakota School of Medicine

  • 1973 -
    AMA Goldberger Fellowship in Clinical Nutrition, Human Nutrition Lab, Grand Forks, ND,

  • 1969 -
    Highest Score Comprehensive Written PhD Qualifying Physics Exam, UNC, Chapel Hill

  • 1967 -
    Valedictorian, Magna Cum Lauda, Physics Honors Program, Univ of North Dakota, Grand Forks

  • 1967 -
    Phi Beta Kappa, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks


Hunt RD, Hartman RD, Molho-Pessach V, Votava HJ, Schaffer JV. Palisaded neutrophilic and granulomatous dermatitis in an adolescent girl with perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive pauci-immune glomerulonephritis and arthritis. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 2012 Oct; 67(4).

Borkin MS, Votava HJ, Silverberg NB. Midline eccrine nevus. Dermatology online journal 2011; 17(12).

Mazza JM, Linnell E, Votava HJ, Wisoff JH, Silverberg NB. Biopsy-proven spontaneous regression of a rhabdomyomatous mesenchymal hamartoma. Pediatric dermatology; 32(2).

Nijhawan RI, Votava HJ, Mariwalla K. Clinical application and limitations of the fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) assay in the diagnosis and management of melanocytic lesions: a report of 3 cases. Cutis 2012 Oct; 90(4).

Silverberg JI, Votava HJ, Smith BL. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome secondary to trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole. Journal of drugs in dermatology : JDD 2012 Sep; 11(9).

Vine K, Votava HJ, Smith BL. Generalized pustular psoriasis of Zambusch: case report of successful disease control with cyclosporine and etanercept. Cutis 2012 Sep; 90(3).

Magro CM, Cruz-Inigo AE, Votava H, Jacobs M, Wolfe D, Crowson AN. Drug-associated reversible granulomatous T cell dyscrasia: a distinct subset of the interstitial granulomatous drug reaction. Journal of cutaneous pathology 2010 Apr; 37 Suppl 1.

Lee A, Heidary N, Altiner A, Votava H, Kamino H, Sanchez M. Neurovascular hamartoma. Dermatology online journal 2009; 15(8).

Batra P, Tsou HC, Warycha M, Votava HJ, Stein J. Multiple eruptive milia. Dermatology online journal 2009; 15(8).

Farley-Loftus R, Mahlberg M, Merola JF, Votava HJ, Meehan S, Stein J, Shupack JL. Generalized discoid lupus erythematosus. Dermatology online journal 2009; 15(8).

Gonzalez ME, Votava HJ, Lipkin G, Sanchez M. Pseudoxanthoma elasticum. Dermatology online journal 2009; 15(8).

Anolik R, Elmariah S, Lehrhoff S, Votava HJ, Martiniuk FT, Levis W. Hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome with a novel STAT3 mutation. Dermatology online journal 2009; 15(8).

Brauer J, Votava HJ, Meehan S, Soter NA. Lichenoid drug eruption. Dermatology online journal 2009; 15(8).

Yancovitz M, Gonzalez ME, Votava HJ, Walters R, Kundu R, Shupack JL. Acquired smooth-muscle hamartoma. Dermatology online journal 2009; 15(8).

Magro CM, Kerns MJ, Votava H, Vasil KE, Dyrsen ME, Morrison CD. Early-onset lichenoid graft-vs.-host disease: a unique variant of acute graft-vs.-host disease occurring in peripheral blood stem cell transplant recipients. Journal of cutaneous pathology 2010 May; 37(5).

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Dr. Votava did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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