Boris D. Lushniak MD, MPH, FAAD, FACPMDean and Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, Maryland
Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, leads the School of Public Health, the University of Maryland’s youngest (est. 2007) and most racially and ethnically diverse academic college. As Dean, he has developed several new academic programs, including accelerated and dual degrees, launched a global health initiative and provided leadership in the context of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Dr. Lushniak had a long and distinguished career in federal service, culminating in leadership roles as U.S. deputy surgeon general (2010–15) and acting surgeon general (2013–14). In 2015, he retired as a Rear Admiral from the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps where he was an officer for 27 years. Among his credits in the USPHS, he was part of the CDC/NIOSH team that responded to the devastation at Ground Zero after 9/11, served as the FDA Deputy Incident Commander for the 2009 H1N1 pandemic response and led the USPHS hospital providing care to Ebola patients in Liberia in 2015.
Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:
- Clinical Features and Management of Monkeypox
- Risk of Reactivation of Latent Tuberculosis in Patients With Psoriasis Receiving Biologic Therapies
- Serologic Surveillance and Phylogenetic Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Hospital Workers
- Timing of PCR and Antibody Testing in Patients With COVID-19–Associated Dermatologic Manifestations
- The First 30 Years of the American Academy of Dermatology Skin Cancer Screening Program
- A Predictive Model for Diagnosis of Lower Extremity Cellulitis
- Mucocutaneous Findings and Course in an Adult With Zika Virus Infection