The 10 individuals inducted into the Dermatology Hall of Fame’s 2019 Inaugural Class are:

Albert Bernard Ackerman, M.D., the author of “Histologic Diagnosis of Inflammatory Skin Diseases” and recipient of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Master Dermatologist Award in 2004

Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, M.D., Ph.D., the youngest professor and chairman of dermatology at Harvard Medical School

Naomi M. Kanof, M.D., a former chairwoman of dermatology at Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C., and a recipient of the Dermatology Foundation’s award for Practitioner of the Year in 1983

Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D., a former director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and secretary-general of the 18th World Congress of Dermatology

Albert M. Kligman, M.D., Ph.D., a former president of the Society of Investigative Dermatology and a Stephen Rothman Memorial Award winner

Walter F. Lever, M.D., a former chair of dermatology at Tuft University School of Medicine and a founding member and a past president of the American Society of Dermatopathology

Hermann Pinkus, M.D., a founding member and a president of the American Society of Dermatopathology and a former vice president of the American Dermatological Association

Walter B. Shelley, M.D. Ph.D., co-author of the first major American dermatology textbook, “Dermatology,” and a recipient of the Gougerot Medal for excellence in medical writing

Charles W. Stiefel, chairman and chief executive officer of Stiefel Laboratories and the American Academy of Dermatology Distinguished Service Award winner

Marion B. Sulzberger, M.D., a founding member of the Society for Investigative Dermatology and Alfred Marchionini Gold Medal winner

The Dermatology Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have refined the practice of dermatology. This prestigious nomination honors leaders who have distinguished themselves through their significant contributions. It highlights early achievements and successful innovators who have — and continue to — inspire, inform and improve treatment. Each year, the Dermatology Hall of Fame Executive Board considers nominees — living or deceased — based on achievements or contributions to the field of dermatology. The inductees were honored at an event during the 2019 American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

Nominees include those considered to have made remarkable advancements in the field of dermatology from significant corporate contributions to individual achievements, past or present. A selection committee decided on the nominees. The Dermatology Hall of Fame is sponsored by Dermatology Times® and Ortho Dermatologics.