Ronald P. Rapini MDChernosky Distinguished Professor and Chair of Dermatology, Professor of Pathology, University of Texas McGovern Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Ronald P. Rapini MD, currently the Distinguished Chernosky Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Medical at Houston, also serves as Chair of the Department of Dermatology at MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Professor of Pathology at both institutions. Dr. Rapini specializes in seeing patients of all ages with problematic skin cancers and rashes, and is frequently a consultant for patients with difficult problems referred from dermatologists and other physicians throughout the region. He has serves as Program Director for the Dermatology residency and a Dermatopathology Fellowship program. He has won many teaching awards, including the Nickel Award of the American Society of Dermatopathology in 2005. He also received the Founder’s Award from the ASDP in 2012. Dr Rapini was the recipient of the annual Robert Freeman Mentoring and Leadership award from the Texas Dermatological Society in 2013. He is past president of several organizations, including the American Board of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatopathology, the American Society for Mohs Surgery, the Texas Dermatological Society, and the Houston Dermatological Society. He was a past member of the AAD Board of Directors. He is the author of more than 300 abstracts, books, and journal articles (131 peer-reviewed), and has had more than 440 presentations at major state, national, and international meetings. His popular Practical Dermatopathology textbook is one of the top-selling texts in the field.