Lobitz Visiting Professorship
The Walter C. Lobitz Jr., M.D., Lectureship was established in 1977 at the time of Dr. Lobitz's retirement. The lectureship celebrates Dr. Lobitz's distinguished career as professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University from 1959 to 1977, and his countless contributions to dermatology as a master clinician, investigator, leader and more.
2016 Lobitz Lectureship
Visiting Lobitz Professor:
Marie-Louise Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.
- Awarded Master Dermatologist Award by the American Academy of Dermatology - first female (1995)
- First dermatologist ever elected for membership in the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (1981)
- First Woman in 125 years to be president of the ADA (2000)
- Director of Yale's Dermatology Inpatient and Outpatient services until 1964
- Chief of dermatology on the Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Hiroshima, Japan
- Active member of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
- Tenured professorship at NYU Medical School and director of medical education at Benedictine Hospital (1980)
- First interactive dermatology clinic, Hanover, NH (1973)
- Established a fellowship program for primary care physicians for advanced study in dermatology