Ronald P. Rapini

Ronald P. Rapini, M.D.
Josey Professor and Chair, Departments of Dermatology,
University of Texas Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Academic Achievements at a Glance
Dr. Rapini

  • B.S. Biology, University of Akron (Ohio) 1972-1975
  • M.D., Ohio State University, 1975-1978
  • Transitional internship, Marshfield Clinic (Univ Wisconsin), 1978-1979
  • Dermatology residency, University of Iowa, 1979-1982
  • Dermatopathology fellowship, Univ Colorado, 1982-1983
  • Assistant Professor, Dermatology, University of TX (Houston) 1983-1988
  • Associate Professor, Dermatology, University of TX (Houston) 1988-1993
  • Professor and Chair, Dermatology, Texas Tech University 1994-2002

 Selected Awards

  • Founder's Award, American Society of Dermatopathology, 2012
  • Annual Distinguished Service Award, Am Soc for Mohs Surg, 2009
  • Nickel Award for Teaching of Dermatopathology, Am Soc Dermpath, 2005

 Offices in National Organizations

  • American Board of Dermatology, Member of the Board of Directors, 1996-2004, President 2004
  • FDA Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee member, 2011-present
  • American Society of Dermatopathology, Secretary Treasurer 1993-1997, President 1998-1999
  • American Society for Mohs Surgery, Board of Directors 1995-1998, President 2003-2004
  • American Academy of Dermatology, Board of Directors, 2011-2014
  • Texas Dermatological Society, President 2006-2007
  • Houston Dermatological Society, President 2008





  • Over 200 abstracts, books, journal articles




  • Over 320 presentations at state, national and international meetings