The American Society of Dermatopathology

ASDP Admitted to AMA House of Delegates


The American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) has been admitted to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates as of June 13, 2016. ASDP was represented by Melissa Piliang, MD, a member-at-large on the ASDP Board of Directors. Dr. Piliang has served as ASDP’s liaison to the AMA during the last four years while ASDP was a member of the AMA’s Specialty Service Society (SSS).

"This is an important achievement for our society,” said Dirk Elston, MD, president of the ASDP.  “We finally have a seat at the table and our own voice in the house of medicine.  Dr. Piliang has been an outstanding representative for ASDP and she will play a vital role for us moving forward."

The House of Delegates is the principal policy-making body of the AMA. An association must first be represented in the SSS for three years before they are eligible to seek admission to the HOD.

The ASDP serves as the hub of professional knowledge in the practice of Dermatopathology; promoting advances in the field, developmental opportunities, a platform for vigorous debate, and tools to share best practices among fellow practitioners. Learn more about ASDP at