About The Dermatopathologist

Nathan J. Cleaver D.O. is our board certified dermatopathologist and director of Cleaver Dermpath. The main reason for opening the lab was aimed at providing professional, personal, and consistent dermatopathology service, characteristics that many corporate labs have long forgotten.

Prior to starting Cleaver Dermpath, Dr. Cleaver completed his dermatopathology fellowship at the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology in New York City, New York, a fellowship and institution known both nationally and internationally for its excellence in dermatopathology. Nathan J. Cleaver D.O. completed his dermatology residency, where he served as chief resident, at Michigan State University - St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Dr. Cleaver completed his internship at the St. John Health System in 2011 located in Oakland County, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit. He received his medical degree from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Cleaver completed his undergraduate education at Truman State University, also located in Kirksville, Missouri.

Dr. Cleaver’s professional interests include pigmented lesions, tropical and infectious dermatopathology amongst many other areas within the field. During his residency, he spent a month in southern Africa practicing dermatology in both urban and rural settings, serving for a month as the only public dermatologist in the country of Botswana. He has authored chapters in textbooks, numerous articles in scientific journals, as well as national presentations to his peers in the dermatology community. One of his most rewarding professional experiences is his position as an associate professor for Northeast Regional Medical Center’s Dermatology residency program, teaching weekly didactic dermatopathology sessions for dermatology residents both locally and nationally.