Arthur R. Rhodes MD, MPHProfessor of Dermatology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Dr. Rhodes obtained his B.A. in Chemistry in 1965 from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, and his M.D. in 1969 from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Columbia’s Division of Harlem Hospital Center in New York City (1969-70) and two years of residency training in internal medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital (1970-72). He obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Health at Harvard University School of Public Health (1973) and served 2 years at the rank of Major in the U.S. Army Health Services Command in Alaska (1973-75). He completed his dermatology residency at the Massachussetts General Hospital/Harvard Dermatology Program (1975-78), and became the first full-time Director of the Division of Dermatology at Boston’s Children’s Hospital (1978-1987). In 1987, he joined the full-time staff at Massachussetts General Hospital where he directed Pediatric Dermatology and In-Patient Dermatology and co-directed the Pigmented Lesion Clinic (1987-89). He served on the Harvard Medical School faculty for 11 years (1978-89) and attained the rank of Associate Professor. In 1989, he joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (1989-1999), where he attained the rank of Professor of Dermatology (1991) and directed the Pigmented Lesion Clinic and Melanoma Intervention Program, and served as Director of Education for the Department of Dermatology. In 1999, he joined the full-time faculty as Professor in the Department of Dermatology and Senior Attending at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. At Rush, Dr. Rhodes has been Director of the Melanoma Surveillance Clinic, Director of Pediatric Dermatology, and Director of the fourth year clerkship in Dermatology within Rush Medical College.
In addition to practicing general adult and pediatric dermatology, Dr. Rhodes has a keen research interest in the epidemiology and histopathology of melanocytic tumors, risk factors and potential precursors of melanoma, and melanoma intervention strategies. He has written over 100 journal and textbook publications, and he lectures nationally and internationally.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- A Meta-Analysis of Nevus-Associated Melanoma: Prevalence and Practical Implications
- Recurrence of Moderately Dysplastic Nevi With Positive Histologic Margins
- Thin Melanomas Are Associated With High Mortality Burden
- Reduction in Nevus Biopsies in Patients Monitored by Total Body Photography
- Dr. Arthur Rhodes on Nevus-Associated Cutaneous Melanomas
- Patient Risk Factors and Frequency of Nevus-Associated Cutaneous Melanomas
- Monitoring Patients at High Risk for Developing Cutaneous Melanoma—Part 3: Monitoring Frequency for Atypical and Prominent Numbers of Pigmented Lesions
- Monitoring Patients at High Risk for Developing Cutaneous Melanoma—Part 2: Photographic Surveillance
- Monitoring Patients at High Risk for Developing Cutaneous Melanoma—Part 1: General Introduction
- Detection of Primary Melanoma in Individuals at Extreme High Risk