2011 Visiting Professor - Seth J. Orlow, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Orlow is Chairman of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, at the New York University School of Medicine, where he has been a faculty member since 1990. He is the Weinberg Professor of Pediatric Dermatology and a professor of cell biology and of pediatrics. He also serves as director of NYU’s Center of Excellence in Cancers of the Skin. Prior to becoming chairman, he served for 16 years as the Director of Pediatric Dermatology.

He received his AB magna cum laude from Harvard and his medical degree and doctorate in Molecular Pharmacology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Following an internship in pediatrics at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, he completed his dermatology residency and fellowship training at Yale University.

Dr. Orlow is a Fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the Society for Investigative Dermatology, and serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees of the Dermatology Foundation. He is Board Certified in both Dermatology and in Pediatric Dermatology. Dr. Orlow was elected to the American Dermatological Association and the New York Dermatological Association. In 2003, he was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the American Skin Association.

Dr. Orlow has been the principal investigator for numerous grants from the NIH. He is an author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and reviews. He has served on the editorial boards of Archives of Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology. His interests include disorders of melanocytes and pigmentation, congenital and genetic disorders affecting the skin, and inflammatory skin disorders in children.