Name: Lawrence Charles. Parish, MD, MD(Hon)

Affiliation: Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology and Director of the Jefferson Center for International Dermatology, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson Univesity, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Visiting Professor of Dermatology, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

Chapters Contributed: Dermatologic Diseases in Pregnancy

General Biographical Description: Lawrence Charles Parish, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania College of Arts and Sciences, received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine. Following an internship at the Philadelphia General Hospital, he took his dermatology training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania under Drs Donald Pillsbury and Walter Shelley. Currently, he is Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he is also Director of the Jefferson Center for International Dermatology. He holds visiting professorships at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana; Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea; and Zagazig University Faculty of Medicine, Zagazig, Egypt. Dr Parish is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Dermatological Association. He is an honorary or corresponding member of the British, Bulgarian, French, Israeli, Italian, and Venezuelan dermatology societies. He is the President of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology and the History of Dermatology Society. Dr Parish has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Medicine degree by the Sofia (Bulgaria) Medical Faculty. He currently edits Clinics in Dermatology and SKINmed, is the author of over 400 publications, and has written or contributed to more than 50 books. His interests range from wound healing and decubitus ulcers to cutaneous infections and tropical dermatology.

Special Interests: History of Dermatology, decubitus Ulcers, cutaneous Infections, medical journalism.

Contact Address: 1760 Market Street, Suite 301 Philadelphia, PA 19103
Email: larryderm@yahoo.com