Avant-garde in Dermatopathology
The Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology in New York City was founded in 1999 by A. Bernard Ackerman, M.D. and AmeriPath, Inc. The Ackerman Academy of Dermatopathology is a full-service diagnostic dermatopathology laboratory of singular caliber, as well as the largest and most widely known training facility for dermatopathology in the world.
We are an “Academy” in the truest sense of the word, but we also relish the opportunity to assist physicians with diagnoses of routine and challenging cases sent in consultation. All of our Associates are highly trained, board-certified dermatopathologists who provide highly accurate and clinically relevant diagnoses on a daily basis, through clinicopathologic correlation and direct communication with the referring physician. To arrive at diagnoses with specificity in the most vexing cases, the patient is encouraged, when feasible, to visit the Academy for clinicopathologic correlation. Any appointments scheduled in said cases are done gratis.
Our services are available to colleagues worldwide and it is our mission to serve them – and through them patients. Each year we receive thousands of consultations from around the world. That level of experience and expertise is extended with pleasure to patients everywhere.
In order to teach students in a way that is exciting and instructive, it is important that the faculty, itself, learns continually. Each member of the faculty is encouraged not only to hone his/her skills in diagnostic dermatopathology, but to contribute to the advance of the perimeter of the field by original observations, novel ideas, and contrary points of view that are substantiated by marshalling facts on behalf of them. In brief, the goals for the faculty are the same, philosophically, as those for the trainees.