David Frishberg, MD

Professor of Pathology

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


  • Dermatopathology
  • Cytopathology
  • Thyroid pathology

Education and Training

  • Medical school: George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Residency: anatomic and clinical pathology, Letterman Army Medical Center, San Francisco, California
  • Chief resident: anatomic and clinical pathology, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington
  • Fellowship: dermatopathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C.

Medical Board Certification

  • Anatomic pathology
  • Clinical pathology
  • Dermatopathology

Clinical and Research Interests

  • "Best practices" standards for reporting of cutaneous malignancy
  • Laboratory quality assurance
  • Applications of digitalized whole slide imaging for education and clinical consultation
  • Application of cytopathology to intraoperative consultation

Professional Activities and Awards

  • 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
  • Chair, Medical Advisory Board, XIFIN/Path Central
  • Medical Advisor, Bioimagene-Ventana
  • Golden Apple Award For Excellence in Teaching


  • Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
  • Thyroid Cancer Center of Excellence

Selected Publications

See a list of peer-reviewed publications by David P. Frishberg, MD