Thomas B. Fitzpatrick, MD, PhD, often proclaimed as one of the world's leading dermatologist, died on August 16 at his home at the age of 83. He was the Professor and Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Harvard Medical School and Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Dermatology Service from 1959 to 1987. During 40 years at Harvard, Fitzpatrick trained many of today's top dermatologists in academia, industry, and practice and is considered a father of modern academic dermatology.
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