Claudia I. Vidal, MD, Ph.D.


Dr. Vidal is a dermatopathologist (skin pathologist) at the Dermatology Center of Southern Indiana. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas where most of her family still resides. She achieved her M.D., Ph.D. from the University of Texas Medical School - Houston and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She then completed a clinical internship in obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania followed by residency in anatomic pathology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Fellowship in dermatopathology was accomplished at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 2009. Following fellowship, she worked at Saint Louis University in the Department of Dermatology with a secondary appointment in the Department of Pathology. At the university, she helped train medical students, residents, and fellows and was the Director of Medical Student Education and Associate Dermatopathology Fellowship Director. She also served as the Director of the Histology Laboratory for the Department of Dermatology. On a University level, she served on numerous committees including the Tenure and Promotions Committee. She was also involved in medical student admissions and in 2015 was named the Vice Chair of Medical School Admissions for Saint Louis University. She was awarded Best Doctors in Saint Louis and Best Doctors in America beginning in 2015. She was also President of the Saint Louis Dermatological Society in 2018. She is involved in dermatopathology on a national and international level where she has chaired and served on numerous committees for the American Society of Dermatopathology and lectured nationally and internationally. She has a passion for diagnostic quality assurance and appropriate use of ancillary studies in dermatopathology. She has numerous published manuscripts in peer reviewed journals. On a personal level, she enjoys Indiana University sports and loves spending her free time with her husband, daughter and miniature schnauzer.