Richard Scolyer studied medicine at the University of Tasmania (BMedSci, MBBS). After completing clinical training in Australia and overseas, he undertook pathology training at the Canberra Hospital and at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital leading to Fellowship of the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia. Richard is currently Consultant Pathologist and Co-Director of Research, Melanoma Institute Australia; Senior Staff Specialist, Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney; and Clinical Professor, The University of Sydney. Richard has presented on more than 150 occasions at conferences throughout the world, and is a co-author of more than 400 articles and book chapters on melanocytic pathology and related research. In 2006, Richard was awarded the degree of Doctor of Medicine by The University of Sydney for his thesis of publications on melanocytic pathology. He received a NSW Premier's Award for Outstanding Cancer Research in 2009 and 2012 and the Thomson Reuters 2015 Citation Award in the Clinical Medicine category. In 2016, Richard was appointed editor of the 4th Edition of the World Health Organisation Classification of Tumours Skin Tumours volume. He is also Vice Chair of the Melanoma Expert Panel of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) for the 8th edition of their Cancer Staging System, an editorial board member of the American Journal of Surgical Pathology, a member of the International Editorial Advisory Board of Histopathology and Senior Associate Editor of Pathology. Richard is currently President of the Australasian Division of the International Academy of Pathology. Together with other MIA colleagues, Richard is chief investigator on a 5 year NHMRC program grant and has a personal Fellowship from the NHMRC.
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