Howard Maibach

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Howard I Maibach is an American dermatologist, professor of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).[1]


Maibach was born on 18 July 1929, in New York, NY.[2] He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine in 1955,[1] and completed his internship from William Beaumont Army Hospital, El Paso, TX in 1956. He later completed his Fellowship from Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. He also practiced neuropsychiatry for few months in 1956.[2]

Professional work[edit]

He is a specialist in contact and occupational dermatitis, including the toxicological and pharmacological aspects. .[3] He is also known for his work in neonatal skin, dose response of topical drugs and per-cutaneous penetration.[4][5]

He has written over 3,000 research articles, which according to an estimate could be a world record.[6]


Maibach was awarded an honorary PhD by Universite de Paris-Sud in 1985 and Université Claude Bernard, Lyon in 2008.[2] In 2013, he was awarded the "Master Dermatologist Award" by the American Academy of Dermatology.[7]


  1. ^ a b "University of California, San Francisco".
  2. ^ a b c "Alexandra" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 September 2015.
  3. ^ "Howard Maibach MD". UCSF Medical Center.
  4. ^ M. Hamza, Hassaan Tohid, Howard Maibach, M. "Shaving effects on percutaneous penetration: clinical implications". Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology. 34: 335–43. doi:10.3109/15569527.2014.966109. PMID 25363065.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Vladyslava Doktor; Christine M Lee; Howard I Maibach. "Deep Percutaneous Penetration Into Muscles And Joints: Update".
  6. ^ "International Journal of Drug Delivery".
  7. ^ Maibach, Howard. "Dr Howard Maibach Honored With Master Dermatologist Award". Trans dermal delivery solutions. Retrieved 26 August 2013.