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

Marie-Louise Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.

Visiting Lobitz Professor:
Marie-Louise Johnson, M.D., Ph.D.

Advancing Access to Quality Dermatologic Care Everywhere
Dr. Johnson utilized her appointment as the Chief of Dermatology in the U.S. - Japan Atomic Bomb Casualty Commission in Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a launching point for a career-long interest in providing access to high-quality dermatologic care everywhere. She has led efforts to serve the needs of rural populations and enhance the quality of care by training primary care physicians and physician assistants to fill this increasing need.

Among many others, her accomplishments include:
  • 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

2016 Lobitz Lecture