Kabeer Shah, D.O., Resident, Division of Anatomic/Clinical Pathology at Mayo Clinic, was recently selected as a recipient of the Mentorship Award in Dermatopathology by the American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP). This award is given annually to dermatology or pathology residents who display an interest in dermatopathology. The recipients receive funding and a two-week mentorship opportunity to occur between July 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016.
Dr. Shah is a first-year resident in the Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Division. He earned his bachelor’s degree in biomedical/biochemical engineering at Arizona State University and completed graduate work at Rocky Vista College of Osteopathic Medicine in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Shah’s clinical interests include genetic alterations in melanoma, digital telepathology, and quality improvement within the clinical practice. His research during the fellowship focuses on quantifying the potential for sampling error in shave biopsies of melanocytic lesions and the resultant effects of sampling error on diagnostic accuracy, cost, and patient management.
About the ASDP Mentorship Award
The American Society of Dermatopathology (ASDP) was founded in 1962 with the mission of improving the quality of lives by continually advancing the theory and practice of dermatopathology. The ASDP’s Mentorship Award is highly competitive, providing funding for recipients to acquire additional dermatopathology skills and to conduct research with mentorship from outside their institutions. Dr. Shah will be working under the mentorship of Dirk Elston, M.D., one of the current era’s foremost experts in dermatopathology. This award not only supports Dr. Shah’s research but also provides travel funding to present his work at the ASDP’s annual meeting upon the conclusion of his mentorship.