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. Apichai is a board-certified dermatopathologist and anatomic pathologist. She joined Blue Ocean Dermatology as their in-house dermatopathologist in January 2023. Dr. Apichai draws on her extensive dermatopathology experience to provide accurate diagnoses, which helps the practice’s clinicians identify the best course of treatment for our patients. In each case she utilizes the clinical history, description of the lesion, and clinical picture(s) along with the histology to develop clear cut and precise pathology reports. Dr. Apichai strongly believes in a collaborative team approach to patient care and works closely with the practice’s clinicians to discuss complex cases to ensure a precise diagnosis. Dr. Apichai is also an expert in laboratory development and management and serves as the laboratory director. Her expertise, direction, and attention to detail ensures our laboratory delivers the highest quality dermatopathology slides and patient 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.