Dermatology Foundation honors doctors

June 1, 2006

San Francisco - The Dermatology Foundation honored severaldermatologists at its recent annual meeting here.

San Francisco - The Dermatology Foundation honored several dermatologists at its recent annual meeting here.

Dr. Russell earned his medical degree in the late 1950s from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He entered private practice in medical dermatology and began a career-long commitment to part-time teaching in 1969. He has continued his teaching and mentoring roles since retiring from practice in 1998. He also has held leadership roles in the Dermatology Foundation, American Academy of Dermatology, American Dermatological Association and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

They are among only seven dermatologists to be honored with this award, which recognizes full-time academicians who have dedicated their careers to educating dermatology residents and fellows.

Dr. Kurban earned his medical degree in 1952 from American University of Beirut and went on to complete residencies in pathology, internal medicine and dermatology. From 1960 to 1987, he combined teaching with administrative roles, including chairman of dermatology and chief of staff, at the American University Medical Center of Beirut. He then became director of the residency training program in dermatology at Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Malkinson completed his dermatology residency at the University of Chicago in 1954 and became an assistant professor there. He became founding chair of the department of dermatology at Rush University Medical Center in 1968, and established the residency training program there. He held roles with the Sulzberger Institute for Dermatologic Communication and Education, the Association of Professors of Dermatology and the Dermatology Foundation.