2012 Visiting Professor - William D. James, M.D.

William D. James, M.D., graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1972 and the Indiana University School of Medicine in 1977. After his residency training in San Francisco, Dr. James spent twelve years at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center; the last eight of which were as the Chief of Dermatology.

In 1995, Dr. James joined the Department of Dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine where he served as the Albert M. Kligman Professor of Dermatology from 1997 to 2005. Currently, he is the Vice Chairman of the Department, the Paul R. Gross Professor of Dermatology, the Residency Program Director, and the Director of the Clinical Educator Fellowship. Dr. James is a Past President of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Dr. James has delivered over 300 invited lectures and has received several local and national teaching awards. He has published over 265 articles and 35 book chapters and has written or edited 20 books, including the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th editions of Andrews’ Disease of the Skin. He is the founding editor of the internet based Emedicine Textbook of Dermatology. This worldwide effort includes the work of over 700 authors and 85 editors and provides free up-to-date information for dermatologists on hundreds of skin diseases.