Tamotsu Imaeda MD Memorial Visiting Professors


Tamotsu Imaeda, MD, PhD, was a distinguished and gracious professor of dermatology and microbiology at the New Jersey Medical School. This alumnus of Kyoto University School of Medicine served as a key faculty member both for the medical school and for its Dermatology residency training program. His main interest in Dermatology was the microbiologic study of leprosy.

In 1959, he left Japan for Venezuela, where he performed pivotal leprosy research prior to its continuation for the final 20 years of his career at NJMS. The Venezualian ambassador came to NJMS a few weeks prior to Dr. Imaeda's death to award him the Order Andres Bello, Venezuela’s highest civilian honor.


Tamotsu Imaeda MD, PhD Memorial Visiting Professors of Dermatology


1st (1991):

Rudolph L. Baer, MD, Professor and former Chairman, Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine

2nd (1992):
Willem van Vloten, MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology, University of Utrecht School of Medicine, Utrecht, The Netherlands
3rd (1993):
Jouni J. Uitto, MD, PhD, Professor & Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Jefferson Medical College (Thomas Jefferson University)
4th (1994):
Gila Kaplan, PhD, Professor, Rockefeller University
5th (1998):
Geo Von Krogh MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
6th (1999):
Alvin Friedman-Kien MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology and Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine
7th (2000):
Walter H.C. Burgdorf MD, Professor & Chairman Emeritus, Dermatology, University of New Mexico; Professor of Dermatology, Ludwig-Maximillians-Universität, Munich, Germany
8th (2004):
Irwin H. Braverman MD, Professor of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine
9th (2008):
Jon Meine MD, Professor of Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine
10th (2010):
Kenneth J. Tomecki MD, Professor & Vice Chairman, Dermatology, Cleveland Clinic, Lerner College of Medicine
11th (2012):
Torello M. Lotti MD, Professor of Dermatology and Venereology and Vice Chancellor, Università degli Studi Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy; Vitiligo Research Foundation Executive Scientific Director; Past President, International Society of Dermatology
12th (2012):
George T. Reizner MD, Professor of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health


University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey - Healthwire : August, 1988