The American Society of Dermatopathology

Founders' Award

Established by The American Society of Dermatopathology in 1983 in honor of the Founding Members of the Society, this endowed award is conceived to recognize individuals who have made outstanding original and significant contributions to the field of dermatopathology.

Congratulations to the 2017 Founders’ Award Recipient

FoundersAward_CliftonWhite-(2).jpgClifton R. White, MD
Director of Dermatopathology
Oregon Health & Science University


Dr. Clifton White has served as President of the American Society of Dermatopathology, President and Director of the American Board of Dermatology, Vice President and member of the Executive Board of the International Society of Dermatopathology, and also a member of the Dermatopathology Test Committee for the Certifying Examination of the American Boards of Pathology and Dermatology. He is past Editor-in-Chief for The American Journal of Dermatopathology, and has served on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. He has published countless papers in peer-reviewed journals, has authored numerous chapters in books, and has participated in and directed many courses in both national and international meetings and symposia. He is an internationally recognized dermatopathologist who, over the course of more than 32 years, has taught hundreds of dermatology and pathology residents, students, and fellows who now practice across the nation.

Past Recipients of the Founders' Award

2016 Christopher R. Shea, MD
2015 Lorenzo Cerroni, MD
2014 Thomas D. Horn, MD
2013 Dirk M. Elston, MD
2012 Ronald P. Rapini, MD
2011 Raymond L. Barnhill, MD
2010 Daniel J. Santa Cruz, MD
2009 Antoinette F. Hood, MD
2008 Jag Bhawan, MD
2007 Wilma F. Bergfeld, MD, FACP
2006 Ronald J. Barr, MD
2005 David D. Weedon, AO, MD, FRCPA
2004 Philip E. LeBoit, MD
2003 Ernst H. Beutner, PhD
2002 John C. Maize, MD
2001 Franz M. Enzinger, MD
2000 Waine C. Johnson, MD
1999 Loren E. Golitz, MD
1998 Martin C. Mihm, Jr., MD
1997 Edward Wilson Jones, FRCP, FRCPath
1996 John R. Haserick, MD
1995 Herbert Z. Lund, MD
1993 Richard J. Reed, MD
1992 John T. Headington, MD
1991 Robert G. Freeman, MD
1990 James H. Graham, MD
1989 A. Bernard Ackerman, MD
1988 Wallace H. Clark, Jr., MD
1987 Richard K. Winkelmann, MD
1986 Walter F. Lever, MD
1985 Elson B. Helwig, MD
1984 Hermann Pinkus, MD