Norfolk Dermatologist Gets the Gold!
Dr. David M. Pariser of Pariser Dermatology Specialists was awarded the Gold Medal from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) at its Annual Meeting in Florida on Sunday, March 5th. A practicing dermatologist for more than 40 years, Dr. Pariser is the senior physician of Pariser Dermatology Specialists.
A home-grown Norfolk native, Dr. Pariser is deeply entrenched in the Norfolk medical community and works at the first dermatology practice in Norfolk. His practice -- Pariser Dermatology Specialists -- was founded in 1945 by his father Dr. Harry Pariser. In just over 70 years, the practice has grown to accommodate 6 locations throughout Hampton Roads.
The Gold Medal is the highest award available in the AAD and is presented on a highly selective basis in recognition of an individual's exceptional service to the practice of dermatology. Recipients are often recognized for their substantial impact on the future of the science and teaching of cutaneous medicine. In addition, the award honors an outstanding contribution to the administrative aspects of the specialty. Gold Medal recipients are accorded an honorary membership in the AAD in recognition of their dedication and lifelong commitment to dermatology.
Dr. Pariser is a world-renowned expert on atopic dermatitis (eczema)psoriasis, hyperhidrosis excessive sweating) and photodynamic therapy -a treatment for early skin cancers and pre-cancers. He spends much ofhis time doing clinical research and has been involved in the development and testing of most drugs now commonly used in dermatology. A sought after lecturer, Dr. Pariser has been invited to teach dermatologists at over 200 medical conventions in the U.S. and around the word. His research has led to the authorship of four textbooks and over 300 scientific publications in medical literature.
The AAD was founded in 1938 and is the largest, most influential and representative dermatology group in the United States. With a membership of more than 19,000, it represents virtually all practicing
dermatologists in the country, as well as a growing number of international dermatologists.
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