Alan Menter, MD, has been awarded the Outstanding Researcher and Educator in Psoriatic Disease Award by the ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetics & Surgical Conference, in partnership with the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology (JDD).
The award recognizes Dr. Menter’s significant contribution and lifetime commitment to the advancement of psoriatic disease research as well as his work guiding the next generation of psoriasis experts and researchers.
“Dr. Menter has dedicated his career to improving psoriasis treatment options and standards of care while also pouring countless hours into up-and-coming psoriasis experts and researchers, ensuring his legacy will continue for generations to come,” said Shelley Tanner, CEO and president of SanovaWorks, which produces the JDD and ODAC.
Bobby Mansouri, MD, became a dermatologist after serving as a research fellow under Dr. Menter and, as such, gives testimony to Dr. Menter’s impact on dermatologists and their patients.
“Dr. Menter has led the way as a champion for psoriatic disease,” said Dr. Mansouri. “It is because of people like Dr. Menter that the newest generation of dermatologists will thankfully never know the full struggle of managing psoriatic patients without targeted therapies. His dedication to psoriasis and research is one of the major reasons thousands upon thousands of patients finally have their psoriasis controlled.”
Dr. Menter is the chair of the Department of Dermatology and director of the Dermatology Residency program at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. In 2018, he was awarded Top Dermatologist of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals, and in 2013, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation. He founded the International Psoriasis Council in 2003. Dr. Menter is currently co-chair of the American Academy of Dermatology Psoriasis Guideline Work Group. He has served as an ODAC faculty member for two consecutive years. He serves on the editorial board of Practical Dermatology® magazine.
The recipient of the Outstanding Researcher & Educator in Psoriatic Disease Award, given by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, is nominated and chosen through the recommendation of a panel of senior national thought-leaders in dermatology, a committee of dermatology practitioners and several industry leaders.
PHOTO: Dr. Menter speaking at the 2018 ODAC Dermatology, Aesthetics & Surgical Conference. Courtesy of ODAC; Photographed by James Dick.