Menter played his first international game on the South African tour of France in 1968. The Springboks won both games. He captained both the Universities of Witwatersrand and Pretoria in South Africa through his University career(1961–70) as well as playing for Guys' Hospital Rugby team and the Harlequins during his Fellowship years in London (1971-3). He also represented the South African Universities Cricket team against New Zealand in 1961.
Dr. Menter is a world-renowned dermatologist, noteworthy for his expertise in the treatment of psoriasis and other complicated diseases of the skin. He is Chairman of the Division of Dermatology and Director of the Dermatology Residency program for Baylor University Medical Center, and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, both in Dallas. After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Professor Menter completed his residency in dermatology at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and fellowships at Guy’s Hospital in London and St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London, as well as the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Professor Menter is board-certified in dermatology. He is involved in multiple clinical, investigative and drug research studies, particularly those relating to psoriasis. In August 2004, Professor Menter founded the International Psoriasis Council (IPC), an international organization dedicated to raising international consciousness and understanding of psoriasis as a serious immune-mediated disease with major quality of life implications. Professor Menter served as the initial President of IPC until December 2010 and serves on the board as the Immediate Past President. Professor Menter is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Dermatological Association, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, British Association of Dermatologists, and The Society for Investigative Dermatology. He is Past President of the Texas Dermatology Society (1995–1996) and has been an honorary member of Solapso (Latin America Society for Psoriasis) since 2009. He serves on multiple editorial boards and has authored or co-authored more than 254 scientific journal articles, four books and multiple book chapters.
Alan Menter attended Parktown Boys' High School, followed by medical school at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1968. He completed his dermatology residency at Pretoria General Hospital at the University of Pretoria. Menter's mother is from a Jewish-Irish family.He has resided in Dallas, USA since 1975
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