Title: Principal Faculty
Company: Texas A&M College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Alan Menter, MD, Principal Faculty at Texas A&M College of Medicine and Texas A&M Health Science Center, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medicine.
Dr. Menter has had an interest in psoriasis and psoriatic disease research since he was a fellow in England, and has endeavored to help treat his two brothers who have the condition. His award-winning research on psoriasis has examined everything from ultraviolet phototherapy, biologic therapy to the mapping of genetic patterns. From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Menter served as clinical director of the National Psoriasis Foundation Gene Bank, and he is currently the chair of research for dermatology at Baylor Research Institute. For his dedication, he was awarded a 2015 Annual Clark W. Finnerud Award from the Dermatology Foundation and a 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Psoriasis Foundation.
Born in England, Dr. Menter studied medicine with the Medical School of the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, and went on to an internship with the Johannesburg General Hospital as well as a residency at Pretoria General Hospital at the University of Pretoria. He served dual fellowships at Guy’s Hospital and St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin, both in London. In the ‘80s, Dr. Menter joined a fellowship with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, which brought him to the U.S. He has been a prolific member of the dermatology community ever since, notably founding the International Psoriasis Council in 2004 to raise awareness of the autoimmune disease.
Dr. Menter is also a clinical professor of dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, as well as the owner and investigator of the Menter Dermatology Research Institute. He has contributed more than 300 articles, four books, and 19 book chapters to medicine, and is an editorial board member of the Journal of Clinical Dermatology and Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. As a young man in the early 60s, Dr. Menter played on the international rugby team for South Africa for seven years and represented them on tour in France in 1968. He is now a big English soccer fan. Dr. Menter is the father of Keith, Colin, and Kerith, with his wife Pam Menter.
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