While the work in the lab may be behind the scenes it has a big impact on patients’ lives – and we never lose sight of that fact. Each slide represents a person and that helps drive us to provide the most efficient, accurate, and insightful information. While a patient may never come into contact with one of our lab staff members, they can rest assured knowing that we are dedicated to Blue Ocean’s mission to provide the very best dermatology care.


Dr. Murchland is dual board certified in dermatology and dermatopathology. He was raised in South Florida. With  a passion for medicine and a pride in serving his country, Dr. Murchland attended the United States Air Force Academy followed by the Uniformed Services University  School of Medicine.  After a tour as flight surgeon,  he trained in dermatology at  Wilford Hall Airforce Medical Center. Dr. Murchland then attended  the world renowned fellowship in skin pathology at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.  He spent half a decade as staff dermatologist and dermatopathologist at Wilford Hall Airforce Medical Center. After a full career in military medicine, he spent eight years as a dermatologist and dermatopathologist with a respected private group practice in Dayton, OH.  He returns home to Florida eager to team with Blue Ocean Dermatology to meet your skin care needs with expertise and compassion.  When not working, he enjoys time with his wife of 30 years, restoring old cars and boats, and any activity on or around the water. Dr Murchland will work in our Port Orange and Winter Park offices.