David Frishberg, MD

Professor of Pathology
Vice Chair, Anatomic Pathology

Email: david.frishberg@cshs.org  
Phone: 310-423-0021


  • Dermatopathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Thyroid Pathology

Education and Training

  • George Washington University, Washington, DC; MD
  • Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
  • Chief Resident in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
  • Fellowship in Dermatopathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

Medical Board Certification

  • Board Certified, Anatomic Pathology
  • Board Certified, Clinical Pathology
  • Board Certified, Dermatopathology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • Surgical Pathology
  • Dermatopathology
  • Thyroid Pathology
  • Aspiration Cytology

Awards and Activities

  • Lead author, College of American Pathologists cutaneous malignancy checklists
  • Member, CAP Cancer Committee, American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC)
  • Lead editor, CAP Surgical Pathology Performance Improvement Program
  • Past-president, Los Angeles Society of Pathologists
  • Vice-chair, CAP Surgical Pathology Committee

Selected Publications

  • O'Rourke EA, Balzer B, Barry CI, Frishberg D.  Nevic mitoses: a review of 1041 cases.  Am J Dermatopathol. 2013;35:30-3.
  • Scolyer R, Judge M, Evans A, Frishberg D, Prieto V, Thompson J, Trotter M, Walsh M, Walsh N,  Ellis D. Data set for pathology reporting of cutaneous invasive melanoma: recommendations from the international collaboration of cancer reporting (ICCR). Am J Surg Pathol. 2013 (In press).
  • Fan L, Levy M, Aguilar CE, Mertens RB, Dhall D, Frishberg DP, Wang HL.  Lymph node retrieval from colorectal resection specimens for adenocarcinoma: is it worth the extra effort to find at least 12 nodes? Colorectal Dis. 2011 Dec;13(12):1377-83.

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