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The Founders


Dr Alistair Robson is a qualified general (FRCPath) and specialist dermatopathologist (DipRCPath), & was Consultant Dermatopathologist at St John’s Institute of Dermatology, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, for 14 years following a Clinical Lectureship at the University of Oxford. Dr Robson was the pathology lead for cutaneous lymphoma and continues to be an active member of the EORTC cutaneous lymphoma pathology working group. 

He is engaged in clinical research and has published over 100 articles, mostly concerning various forms of skin cancer, in peer-reviewed journals, several book chapters, including for the WHO Classification of Skin Tumours.  He reviews dermatopathology papers for numerous journals and has served on Editorial Committees. 

He has over 15 years experience of teaching dermatopathology to both dermatologists and pathologists, including the Kings College MSc course, organises teaching seminars in the UK and abroad, and was Chief Examiner for the dermatopathology section of the Asian Academy of Dermatology, of which he is a Founding Member. 

He was a co-founder of the International London Dermatopathology Symposium and a co-founder and for 5 years co-organiser and teacher on the UK ABC Course in Dermatopathology. He has been an invited speaker and presented research in the UK, elsewhere in Europe, the United States, UAE, Oman, Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait, Australia, India, Malaysia, and Brazil. He is a member of the International Society of Dermatopathology and the British Society of Dermatopathology. 

Dr Robson is currently writing the pathology chapter for a textbook on melanoma and writing and editing a textbook of cutaneous lymphoma, whilst working as a Visiting Pathologist at the national referral Lisbon Institute of Oncology, Portugal.

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