Professor Richard Scolyer

Professor Richard Scolyer


Co-Medical Director; Senior Staff Specialist, Tissue Pathology and Diagnostic Oncology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Melanoma Institute Australia
Elected in 2017
Citation on election

Professor Scolyer leads one of world’s largest histopathology consultation practices and is widely regarded as the Australasian point of reference for diagnosis of difficult pigmented skin lesions. He co-leads an award winning translational research program investigating causes, prognostic /predictive biomarkers and treatment of melanoma. He has authored >450 peer-reviewed journal publications (>14,000 citations), and according to Thomson ISI, is the highest ever published scientist worldwide in the field of melanoma pathology and also has highest H index in this field. Professor Scolyer was independently ranked world’s leading melanoma pathologist on multiple occasions. He holds leadership roles in the WHO and AJCC.


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