List of dermatologists

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

Name Lifespan Nationality Notable contribution(s)
Jean-Louis-Marc Alibert 1768–1837 French Authored one of the first dermatologic atlases, entitled "Descriptions des maladies de la peau"[1]
Jean 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]
Robert J. Bentley 1943– American Governor of Alabama
Henry 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]
Mitchel P. Goldman 1955– American Author of twenty one medical textbooks on the subject
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
Lucky Meisenheimer 1957– American Also has Guinness world record collection of yo-yos; athlete, author, and actor
Norman 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.
Walter P. Unger American Pioneering investigations in modern hair restoration surgery

Dermatologists in popular cultureEdit

Fictional dermatologistsEdit


  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. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12.
  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, PMID 3056493, archived from the original on 5 January 2013, retrieved 23 May 2010