About Vladimir Vincek
Vladimir Vincek, MD, PhD, earned his doctorate and medical degree from the University of Rijeka, Croatia. He became a postdoctoral fellow and research associate in the department of immunogenetics at the Max-Planck Institute for Biology in Tubingen, Germany. He later became a professor at the University of Miami in the departments of microbiology, immunology and pathology. There he continued his research of the major histocompatibility complex and developed new research on the genetics of skin cancer, wound healing and tissue preservation. He completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and fellowship training in dermatopathology at UM while operating a research laboratory.
Dr. Vincek is certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology and in dermatopathology by the American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology. Dr. Vincek serves as a scientific reviewer for several journals and organizations, including the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society.
In 2007, Dr. Vincek joined the University of Florida College of Medicine as professor and director of the dermatopathology program. He also served as the medical director for the UF Pathology Laboratories.
Dr. Vincek teaches in the dermatology and pathology training programs as well as the UF Dermatopathology Fellowship Program. He conducts ongoing research on the genetics of melanocytic lesions and abnormal wound healing.
Dr. Vincek has received several teaching awards, including The Hydra Award from the UF Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine. Dr. Vincek has authored more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals Dr. Vincek received funding for his research through grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), American Cancer Society (ACS), National Science Foundation (NSF) and Flight Attendants’ Medical Research Institute grants. He also completed a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology and fellowship training in dermatopathology at the University of Miami while actively operating a research laboratory.
In 2007, Dr. Vincek accepted a position at the University of Florida in Gainesville, where he became a professor and the director of its Dermatopathology Program. From 2009-11, he also served as the medical director for the UF Health Pathology Laboratories.
Continuing in his academic tradition, Dr. Vincek actively teaches in dermatology and pathology training programs as well as in UF’s dermatopathology fellowship program. He also continues to pursue his research interest in gene expression analysis of melanocytic lesions and study of abnormal wound healing.
DermatopathologyAmerican Board of Pathology
DermatopathologyAmerican Board of Dermatology
- Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
- Actinic keratosis
- Alopecia areata
- Atopic dermatitis
- Basal cell skin cancer
- Bullous pemphigoid
- Contact dermatitis
- Hair loss
- Lichen planus
- Molluscum contagiosum
- Seborrheic dermatitis
- Skin Cancer