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Special Guest Consultant

A. Bernard Ackerman, M.D.
Director of the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology
New York, New York

A. Bernard Ackerman received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. After Princeton, he graduated from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, did his residency training in dermatology at Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard University, and then completed a fellowship in dermatopathology at Harvard. Between 1969 and 1973, he was Director of Dermatopathology at the University of Miami School of Medicine. From 1973 to 1993 he was Director of Dermatopathology at New York University School of Medicine, and from 1993 to 1999, Director of the Institute for Dermatopathology at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. In 1999 he returned to New York City to create the Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology, a center devoted to diagnosis, teaching, and advancing the perimeter of knowledge regarding diseases of the skin.

Dr. Ackerman has trained thousands of residents in dermatology, pathology and fellows in dermatopathology, given lectures and courses nationally and internationally, written articles, and crafted books. He founded the International Society of Dermatopathology and two journals, The American Journal of Dermatopathology and Dermatopathology: Practical and Conceptual, served as President of local, national, and international societies of dermatology and dermatopathology, and received awards in recognition of these endeavors. Dr. Ackermanís intuitive approach, orignal observations and scientifi c contributions have made him one of the most prominent leaders in the field of dermatopathology.

Dr. Zsolt Argenyi

Host Consultant

Zsolt Argenyi, M.D.
Professor of Pathology and Dermatology
Director of Dermatopathology
University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Dr. Argenyi graduated summa cum laude and received his M.D. degree from Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, his residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Dermatology at the University of Iowa and in Dermatopathology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He was the Director of Dermatopathology at the University of Iowa for 12 years. He joined the University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle WA. in 2001. He has special interest in melanocytic lesions, adnexal tumors and cutaneous soft tissue neoplasms.


Host Consultant

Paul Swanson, M.D.
Director of Anatomic Pathology
University of Washington

Paul Swanson graduated from medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland OR in 1984. He completed anatomic and clinical pathology residency and fellowship training in surgical pathology at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinic in 1989. He worked in the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University Medical School, St. Louis MO from 1990- 2001 and joined the faculty at University of Washington Medical Center as Professor of Pathology in July 2001, where he is currently Director of Anatomic Pathology. His professional interests include dermatopathology, gastrointestinal pathology and the application of immunohistochemistry to the diagnosis of human disease.


Host Consultant

Richard Knierim, M.D.
Washington Pathology Consultants

Richard Knierim attended medical school at Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA. He completed an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Washington in 1975 and has worked at the U.S. Army Medical Center, Okinawa, Japan; Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft. Lewis, WA; Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane, WA; and Deaconess Medical Center, Spokane, WA. Since 1990 Dr. Knierim has been with Washington Pathology Consultants, Inc. P.S. at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA. He has directed the dermatopathology service at WPC since 1992.


Host Consultant

Stephen J. Plumb D.O.
Dermatopathology Fellow

After graduating from Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Plumb completed a traditional D.O. internship, then completed anatomic and clinical pathology residency at the University of Iowa. Dr. Plumb is currently a dermatopathology fellow with Dr. Argenyi and has special interest in teaching.


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