The American Society of Dermatopathology was founded in 1962 to improve the quality of dermatopathology and the treatment of skin diseases.
The mission of the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) is to improve patient care, support member needs and advance the field of Dermatopathology through education, advocacy and innovation.
The vision of the ASDP is to improve the quality of lives by advancing dermatopathology.
What is a Dermatopathologist?
Dermatopathologists are physicians who after completing their training in either dermatology or pathology pursued additional training in accredited programs for the interpretation of skin biopsies. These physicians integrate the clinical information with microscopic observations of the biopsy from the patient to provide diagnostic information to the treating physician. Dermatopathology is a consultative service to the referring dermatologist and not simply a laboratory test. The accurate microscopic interpretation of the biopsy is important in the selection of appropriate therapies.