Lawrence Charles Parish, MD, MD (Hon)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Doctor Lawrence Charles Parish received his MD degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, interned at the Philadelphia General Hospital (Blockley), and was a resident in dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the first Fellow in Medical Journalism at the Journal of the American Medical Association.

He is in the private practice of dermatology in Philadelphia, where is also Clinical Professor of Dermatology and Cutaneous Biology and Director of the Jefferson Center for International Dermatology, Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He has served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and has been Visiting Professor of Dermatology at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea, and Zagazig University School of Medicine, Zagazig, Egypt. He has received an honorary degree from the Sofia Faculty of Medicine in Bulgaria.

His dermatology interests include decubitus ulcers, tropical dermatology, arthropod infestations, cutaneous bacterial infections, and the history of dermatology, for which he is President of the History of Dermatology Society and Honorary Member of the European Society for the History of Medicine. His list of publications approaches 600 contributions and 60 chapters or books. Doctor Parish is also Editor-in-Chief of SKINmed and former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Dermatology. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, Acta Dermatologica Croatia, and Cutis. Doctor Parish is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, Founder of the Section on Dermatology of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, President of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology, and a Member of the American Dermatological Association. He has Honorary or Corresponding Membership in the Brazilian, British, Bulgarian, French, Istanbul, Israeli, Italian, and Polish dermatology societies and is the recipient of the Andreas Bello Award, First Class.