Prof. David Weedon





Dermatopathology, histopathology


07 3377 8776

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Professor David Weedon has made a significant contribution to the field of skin pathology and his expertise is acknowledged internationally. His text book, Weedon's Skin Pathology, first published in 1997 and now into its fourth edition, is one of the most widely consulted medical texts in the speciality. An extensively referenced work, it combines information on classic and rare clinical presentations with the common histopathologic findings of those disorders. The most recent edition has been authored by Dr James W Patterson who has continued Professor Weedon's approach to the subject.

Professor Weedon is a founding member of the Australasian Dermatopathology Society.

Among the honours and awards he has received are the Neil P Smith Medal from The British Society for Dermatopathology; the Living Legend Award from the American Society of Dermatopathology; and the Distinguished Pathologist's Award from the International Academy of Pathology. In 2003, he was made an Honorary Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. Professor Weedon was the first Australian and only the second recipient outside America to be given this award. 

In 2005, the American Society of Dermatopathology presented him with the Founders' Award for 'the most original and significant contributions to the field of dermatopathology'. He also received the Distinguished Fellow Award from the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and has a lecture named in his honour. In 2005, the International Society of Dermatopathologists established the David Weedon Prize. 

Professor Weedon has long been involved in maintaining professional standards through his positions on many RCPA and AMA committees. He is a former President of the federal and Queensland AMA, the Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia and of the Australian Dermatopathology Society. He has also been prominent on many government advisory committees and boards, including the Medicare Services Advisory Committee and Prostheses and Devices Committee, both of which he Chaired. He joined SNP in 1985 where he continues to practise in dermatopathology. 

He has a longstanding commitment to education and training and was for some years Honorary Professor of Pathology at Bond University, Queensland. He was made a Professor Emeritus in 2009. In 1997, he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia 'for service to medicine, particularly in the fields of education, pathology and dermatopathology'.

Professor Weedon has lectured globally and has been involved in a number of research projects over the years. He is extensively published with more than 150 articles, journal contributions and books to his name.

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