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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. August 2006, Volume 8, Number 8: 552-553.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Ethical Issues in Dermatology.

Clay J. Cockerell, MD, is a clinical professor of dermatology and pathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and managing director of Dermpath Diagnostics/Cockerell & Associates, both in Dallas. He is immediate past president of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) and the AAD Association.

Seemal R. Desai, MD, is a resident in the Department of Dermatology at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Michael J. Franzblau, MD, is a clinical professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco.

Michael H. Gold, MD, is medical director of the Gold Skin Care Center, the Tennessee Clinical Research Center, The Laser & Rejuvenation Center and the Advanced Aesthetics Medi-Spa. He is also a clinical adjunct assistant professor at Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, Tenn.

Jane M. Grant-Kels, MD, is assistant dean of clinical affairs and professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington, and director of the dermatopathology laboratory. She is also director of the center's Melanoma Program.

Barry D. Kels, MD, JD, is director of risk management and associate professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington.

Alfred T. Lane, MD, is professor of dermatology and pediatrics at Stanford University Medical School in Stanford, Calif., and chair of the Department of Dermatology. His clinical practice is in pediatric dermatology. His research is concerned with the ethical issues involved in treating children in clinical trials.

Jack S. Resneck, Jr., MD, is assistant professor of dermatology and health policy with joint appointments in the Department of Dermatology and the Institute for Health Policy Studies at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. His health policy research focuses on physician workforce issues and access to outpatient care. Dr. Resneck also leads an international team examining HIV-related skin diseases in Uganda.

Cory L. Simpson, MD, is an MD-PhD student at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill. His research focuses on elucidating the functions of cell adhesion molecules in keratinocyte differentiation and epidermal development.

T. Howard Stone, JD, LLM, is associate professor of bioethics in the Center for Biomedical Research at the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler. He serves on the university's institutional ethics committee, is co-director of the Geriatrics Program for Research and principal investigator for the Cardiovascular Disease Research Ethics (CADRE) Program.

Ann K. Suziedelis, PhD, a bioethicist, is vice president of Mission and Ethics at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Mich. Her research focuses on health care decision making and minors.

Diane M. Thiboutot, MD, is a professor in the Department of Dermatology at Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, and holder of that department's endowed professorship. She is medical director of Penn State's National Institutes of Health K30 Physician/Scientist Training Award and co-director of the school's MD/PhD program. Dr. Thiboutot is chair of the American Academy of Dermatology Association's Ad Hoc Task Force on Isotretinoin.

Jeffrey M. Weinberg, MD, is an assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He is also director of the Clinical Research Center/Dermatopharmacology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and acting director of the Division of Dermatology at Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, both in New York City.

Staff contributors

Lee Black, LLM, is policy analyst for the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs at the American Medical Association in Chicago, Ill. Prior To joining the AMA, he was a staff attorney with the Legislative Reference Bureau in Springfield, where he drafted legislation for the Illinois General Assembly. Among his areas of concentration were insurance, public health and liquor law.

Faith L. Lagay, PhD, is director of the Ethics Resource Center at the American Medical Association in Chicago and editor of Virtual Mentor. Her background is in the medical humanities.

Theme issue editor

Kelly A. Carroll is a fellow at the Institute for Ethics of the American Medical Association in Chicago, Ill. Previously she served as the executive managing editor of The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB), a peer-reviewed scholarly journal fostering interdisciplinary debate in bioethics.