Another successful Walter C. Lobitz Jr., M.D., Visiting Professorship

Marc Brown, M.D. is the 28th Lobitz Lecturer

Marc Brown, M.D.

Marc Brown, M.D.

The 2013 Walter C. Lobitz Jr., M.D., Visiting Professorship continued its tradition of recognizing and showcasing outstanding dermatologists with its 28th Lobitz Visiting Professor, Marc D. Brown, M.D. Dr. Brown is professor of dermatology and oncology and director of the Division of Dermatologic Surgery, Oncology and Mohs Surgery in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Rochester.  

During his visit in April, Dr. Brown gave two talks to the residents and faculty – How Would You Reconstruct It? and Challenging Cutaneous Malignancies – and a third talk for the larger Oregon Dermatology Society membership, titled High Risk Squamous Cell Carcinoma.  

The event was well received and also marked the first opportunity many had to meet the department’s newly hired chair, Sancy Leachman, M.D., Ph.D., who introduced the Lecturer with a tribute to its namesake, Dr. Lobitz. Her introduction of both the Lecture and of Dr. Brown is available hereExternal Link Icon.

Dr. Brown’s well-received lecture can be found here:



Dr. Brown received his medical degree from Georgetown University and then completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Rochester. Following two years of work for the National Health Service Corps, he completed his residency training in dermatology and a fellowship in cutaneous surgery and oncology at the University of Michigan. 

Exceptionally active in dermatology leadership, he has served as president for the New York State Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, the Association of Academic Dermatology Surgeons, the Rochester Dermatology Society, the American College of Mohs Surgery, and the International Transplant Skin Cancer Coalition, among many other leadership positions.

Dr. Brown has lectured extensively at national meetings primarily on cutaneous oncology and reconstruction and has published more than 50 articles and one book.

Dr. John Lobitz (son of former chair, Dr. Walter Lobitz), Judy and Dr. Bob Bell, Dr. Paul Russell
Dr. Neil Swanson, Dr. Marc Brown (Lobitz Lecturer), Drs. Diane Baker and Ken Lee
Dr. Sam Hopkins and new chair, Dr. Sancy Leachman
Dr. Justin Leitenberger (current surgery fellow), and residents Drs. Spring Golden, Paul Haun, Brenda Simpson, Alex Jack and Jason Suszko
Drs. Bob Amon, Mark Bauer, Gregory Richterich
Drs. Neil Swanson and Marc Brown
Drs. Frances Storrs and Paul Russell