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Alan Menter, MD
  Alan Menter, MD born in England, is a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He completed his dermatology residency at Pretoria General Hospital at the University of Pretoria, also in South Africa, and fellowships at Guys Hospital, London, UK, and at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre at Dallas. Dr. Menter joined Baylor University Medical Centre at Dallas in 1975 and received his American Academy of Dermatology board certification in 1977. From 1979 to 1999, he served as Medical Director of the Baylor Psoriasis Center. Dr. Menter has held the position of Clinical Director of the National Psoriasis Tissue Bank from 1996 to 2002. In 1992, he was appointed Chairman of the Division of Dermatology at Baylor University Medical Center and presently holds that position. Dr. Menter is also Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas.

Dr. Menter currently serves as:
* Assistant Editor, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
* Member, Editorial Board, Psoriasis Net, American Academy of Dermatology
* Texas State Chairman, Leader’s Society, Dermatology Foundation
* Founding Member, Annenberg Circle, Dermatology Foundation
* Member, Medical Advisory Board Committee, National Psoriasis Foundation
* Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Clinical Dermatology
* Member, Editorial Board, Specialist Medicine-Dermatology

Dr. Menter’s resume lists some 120 publications, including several book chapters. He was co-author of the first gene discovery for psoriasis, published in “Science.” His extensive research on psoriasis runs the gamut from ultraviolet phototherapy, to biologic therapy, to mapping of genetic patterns of susceptibility. His broad clinical practice includes over 650 patients on systemic oral and biologic therapy, plus a phototherapy centre utilizing Narrowband UVB and PUVA.

In addition to his involvement in psoriasis treatment and research, Dr. Menter served as President of the Texas Dermatological Society in 1995 and was a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Dermatology, 1995-1997. He has been listed in the Best Doctors in America since 1994 and Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare since 1996. He also represented the South African National Rugby team (Springboks) in 1968.

Lecture(s) Authored:
  • Conventional Systemic Therapy of Psoriasis
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