William D. James MDProfessor of Dermatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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 was 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 1997-2005. Currently, he is the Vice Chairman of the Department for Education, 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 350 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, 11th and 12th editions of Andrews’ Disease of the Skin. Most recently he co-authored an atlas of skin disease. He is the founding editor of the internet based Medscape Dermatology Reference. This worldwide effort includes the work of over 700 authors and eighty-five editors, and provides free up-to-date information for dermatologists on hundreds of skin diseases.