Aurora Diagnostics Laboratory of Dermatopathology (ARDX LDP) was started in Great Neck, New York, in 1972. It was the product of a merger of the ongoing practice of Dr. Lewis Shapiro - dermatopathologist, clinical dermatologist, and highly-regarded teacher at Columbia University - with that of Dr. Martin Brownstein, who had acquired the practice of Dr. Arthur B. Hyman. Dr. Hyman was a founding father of the American Society of Dermatopathology, an organization established in 1962 by a select group of 12 dermatologists and pathologists who shared a dedicated interest in dermatopathology. In 1974, when the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology formally recognized dermatopathology as a subspecialty, Drs. Shapiro and Brownstein sat for the first board examination in dermatopathology.

Upon Dr. Shapiro's retirement in 1963, the laboratory moved to larger facilities in Port Washington, New York. It was then that Dr. Lynn Silverstein, board-certified in internal medicine, dermatology, and dermatopathology, joined the practice. ARDX LDP has processed more than one million biopsy specimens.

In October 2006, ARDX LDP partnered with Aurora Diagnostics. In July 2007, Dr. Toru Shoji, M.D., Ph.D., joined ARDX LDP, coming from Dianon Systems, Inc. Dr. Shoji is board-certified in both anatomic/clinical pathology and dermatopathology. Dr. Martin Brownstein announced his retirement as of September 2007. In July of 2009 Dr. Luis Berrutti joined the ARDX LDP team. Dr. Berrutti is board-certified in Dermatopathology and Anatomic & Clinical Pathology.

Dermatology and pathology residents often visit ARDX LDP to study the extensive collection of microscopic teaching slides. All of the microscopic slides, blocks, and biopsy reports, for the last 20 years, are stored on-site at the laboratory and are readily available for review.