Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

130 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

Scott R. Florell, M.D.



  • English

Clinical Details


Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address
(801) 581-2955 University Hospital
Dermatology, Clinic 28
50 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132


Scott Florell, MD is one of four dermatopathologists in the department that analyzes skin biopsies. He uses his clinical and dermatopathology skills to assist our clinicians in diagnosing skin diseases. His main clinical focus I diagnosing and treating patients with skin cancer. Dr. Florell is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology, dermatology and dermatopathology.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Sub: Dermatopathology)
American Board of Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Patient Ratings

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Patient Comments

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February 23, 2014

Dr. Florell is one of the best MDs that I have ever visited. He goes the extra mile in everything he does with me. Also, I feel that his quality of care and ability in his specialty is superb. I cannot recommend him highly enough.

February 09, 2014

I haven't been to any physicians office that was this efficient, friendly and competent

November 27, 2013

I always appreciate the time that Dr. Florell spends talking & explaining everything to me. I have every confidence in the care that he provides. He is not even a provider on my insurance plan & I still keep seeing him. He always follows through with what he tells me too & I really appreciate that.

October 07, 2013

Dr. Florell has been my mother's doctor for years and I have taken her to appointments and observed how thorough he is and also how kind he is. I chose him for my doctor as I know he is extremely competent and has fabulous doctor/patient skills.

July 29, 2013

Everyone else I talk with has a dermatologist who looks closely thru magnifying glasses and gets free samples of sunscreen. Dr. F seemed surprised that I was there but I received a postcard, so scheduled the appt. Would be nice to get a little positive reinforcement. Wasn't a bad experience, just a bit confusing.

April 29, 2013

Hate going to the Doctor. This experience might make me change my mind. Excellent!

March 11, 2013

I have already recommended Dr. Florell to several others.

March 11, 2013

Very considerate

February 25, 2013

Dr. Florell was fantastic. He felt confident that the little bump on my leg was a cyst and needn't be removed....but I was uneasy and he sensed that. He was happy to go the extra mile to remove it and set my mind at ease. Very friendly and professional and kind.

February 19, 2013

Dr. Florell is thorough! He is a very good practitioner.

December 10, 2012

I have been seeing Dr. Florell for many years and believe he is a great Dermatologist. I would not want to see anyone else.

October 01, 2012

Very professional while friendly.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Melanoma and Cutaneous Oncology

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Dermatology - Associate Professor
Board Certification American Board of Dermatology (Sub: Dermatopathology)
American Board of Pathology (Anatomic & Clinical)
National Board of Medical Examiners

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-6465 School of Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Dr. Scott Florell is an Associate Professor of Dermatology. With an interest in the education, career development, and mentoring of residents, Dr. Florell has been the Residency Program Director for the Department of Dermatology since 2010. He is a reviewer for several dermatopathology and dermatology journals and has authored or co-authored more than 80 journal articles with an emphasis on familial melanoma, nevus phenotype among familial melanoma kindreds, and cutaneous oncology.

Dr. Florell is particularly interested in the research of melanoma and pigmented lesions.


Education History

Type School Degree
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Graduate Training University of Utah
Clinical Research/Stat Aly
Internship University of Utah School of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Residency University of Utah School of Medicine
Professional Medical University of Nebraska - Omaha
Undergraduate University of Nebraska - Lincoln


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Bowen AR, Burt L, Boucher K, Tristani-Firouzi P, Florell S(2012)Use of proliferation rate, p53 staining and perforating elastic fibers in distinguishing keratoacanthoma from hypertrophic lichen planus: a pilot study.  Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 39(2),243-50
  2. Summers E, Samadashwily G, Florell S(2011)A unique presentation of an epstein-barr virus-associated natural killer/t-cell lymphoproliferative disorder in a white male adolescent.  Archives of Dermatology, 147(2),216-20
  3. Bowen GM, Bowen AR, Florell S(2011)Lentigo maligna: one size does not fit all.  Archives of Dermatology, 147(10),1211-3
  4. Goodson AG, Florell SR, Boucher KM, Grossman (2010)Low rates of clinical recurrence after biopsy of benign to moderately dysplastic melanocytic nevi.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 62(4),591-6
  5. Chandler W, Zone J, Florell (2009)C4d immunohistochemical stain is a sensitive method to confirm immunoreactant deposition in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue in bullous pemphigoid.  Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 36(6),655-9
  6. Florell SR, Coffin C(2009)Diagnostically Challenging Melanocytic Lesions in Children  Pathology Case Reviews, 14(3),85-92
  7. Florell SR, Meyer LJ, Boucher KM, Grossman D, Cannon-Albright LA, Harris RM, Samlowski WE, Zone JJ, Leachman S(2008)Increased Melanocytic Nevi and Nevus Density in a G-34T CDKN2A/p16 Melanoma-Prone Pedigree.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 128(8),2122-2125
  8. Florell SR, Smoller BR, Boucher KM, Grossman D, Harris RM, Bowen GM, Leachman S(2008)Sampling of melanocytic nevi for research purposes: a prospective, pilot study to determine effect on diagnosis.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 59(5),814-21
  9. Wada DA, Perkins SL, Tripp S, Coffin CM, Florell S(2007)Human herpesvirus 8 and iron staining are useful in differentiating Kaposi sarcoma from interstitial granuloma annulare.  American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 127(2),263-70
  10. McKenna JK, Florell S(2007)Cost-effective dynamic telepathology in the Mohs surgery laboratory utilizing iChat AV videoconferencing software.  Dermatologic Surgery, 33(1),62-8; discussion 68
  11. Florell SR, Thomas J, Grossman (2007)Predominant formation of heavily pigmented dermal melanocytomas resembling 'animal-type' melanomas in hepatocyte growth factor (C57BL/6 x C3H)F1 mice following neonatal UV irradiation.  Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 34(9),667-74
  12. Florell SR, Cessna M, Lundell RB, Boucher KM, Bowen GM, Harris RM, Petersen MJ, Zone JJ, Tripp S, Perkins S(2006)Usefulness (or lack thereof) of immunophenotyping in atypical cutaneous T-cell infiltrates.  American Journal of Clinical Pathology, 125(5),727-36
  13. Florell SR, Bowen AR, Hanks AN, Murphy KJ, Grossman (2005)Proliferation, apoptosis, and survivin expression in a spectrum of melanocytic nevi.  Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, 32(1),45-9
  14. Florell SR, Boucher KM, Garibotti G, Astle J, Kerber R, Mineau G, Wiggins C, Noyes RD, Tsodikov A, Cannon-Albright LA, Zone JJ, Samlowski WE, Leachman S(2005)Population-based analysis of prognostic factors and survival in familial melanoma.  Journal of Clinical Oncology, 23(28),7168-77
  15. Florell SR, Meyer LJ, Boucher KM, Porter-Gill PA, Hart M, Erickson J, Cannon-Albright LA, Pershing LK, Harris RM, Samlowski WE, Zone JJ, Leachman S(2004)Longitudinal assessment of the nevus phenotype in a melanoma kindred.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 123(3),576-82


  1. Florell SR, Meyer LJ, Boucher KM, Hart M, Cannon-Albright LA, Harris RM, Grossman D, Samlowski WE, Zone JJ, Brinton JP, Leachman S(2005)Nevus distribution in a Utah melanoma kindred with a temperature-sensitive CDKN2A mutation.  Journal of Investigative Dermatology, The, 125(6),1310-2

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