List of dermatologists

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This is a list of dermatologists who have made notable contributions to the field of dermatology.

Name Lifespan Nationality Notable contribution(s)
Alibert, Jean-Louis-MarcJean-Louis-Marc Alibert 1768–1837 French Authored one of the first dermatologic atlases entitled "Descriptions des maladies de la peau"[1]
Bentley, Robert J.Robert J. Bentley 1943– American Governor of Alabama
Astruc, JeanJean Astruc 1684–1766 American Wrote the first great treatise on syphilis and venereal diseases, and considered, by some, to be the "founder of modern dermatology."[2]
Crocker, Henry RadcliffeHenry Radcliffe Crocker 1846–1909 English Wrote Diseases of the Skin: their Description, Pathology, Diagnosis and Treatment, which established him as a leading figure in the field.[3]
Goldman, Mitchel P.Mitchel P. Goldman 1955– American author of twenty one medical textbooks on the subject
Hacker, StevenSteven Hacker American author of The Medical Entrepreneur: Pearls, Pitfalls and Practical Business Advice for Doctors
Orentreich, NormanNorman Orentreich 1922– American Performed the first successful modern hair transplants in 1952 in his New York office. Created clinique, the first widely popular cosmetics brand developed by a dermatologist.
Klein, Jeffrey A.Jeffrey A. Klein American Described the "tumescent liposuction technique", which added high volumes of fluid containing a local anesthetic allowing the procedure to be done in an office setting under intravenous sedation rather than general anesthesia.
Meisenheimer, LuckyLucky Meisenheimer 1957– American his Guinness world record collection of yo-yos, athlete, author, and actor.
Schlessinger, JoelJoel Schlessinger American founder of Skin Specialists, P.C.
Unger, Walter P.Walter P. Unger American his pioneering investigations in modern hair restoration surgery

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  1. ^ Alibert JLM (1806). Descriptions des maladies de la peau observées a l’Hôpital Saint-Louis, et exposition des meilleures méthodes suivies pour leur traitement (in French). Paris: Barrois l’ainé. p. 286. 
  2. ^ "The History of Dermatology". Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. ^ Burton, J. L. (1988), "Diet and Dermatology in 1888: The Influence of H. Radcliffe Crocker", British Journal of Dermatology (British Association of Dermatologists) 119: 471–477, doi:10.1111/j.1365-2133.1988.tb03250.x, retrieved 23 May 2010