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Dr. Bergstresser has served on the faculty of the UT Southwestern Medical School since 1976 and the Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences since 1980. Under his leadership, the Department of Dermatology received a National Institutes of Health Skin Disease Research Center Grant for three cycles (15 years) and the Academy of Dermatology Award for Excellence in Education in 1992. Dr. Bergstresser is an elected member of the American Dermatological Association, a member of the American Association of American Physicians and has been a Director of the American Board of Dermatology, consultant to the National Psoriasis Foundation Tissue Bank, and past-editor of the medical journals - Photodermatology, Photoimmunology and Photomedicine and the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Work from his laboratory has concerned the effects of ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation on immunity in skin. His current research concerns the early diagnosis of melanoma.


Medical School
Stanford University

Research Interest

  • Melanoma
  • Photobiology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Effectiveness of Infliximab for Intralymphatic Histiocytosis with Rheumatoid Arthritis
White FN, Bergstresser, PR, Lamontagne D, Boswell JS Arch Dermatol 2011 147 130-131
It’s All about Patients, Editorial
Bergstresser PR J Invest Dermatol 2010 130 1-2
2nd Edition, Chapter 2: Anatomy and Physiology
Bergstresser PR, Costner MI Dermatology, Elsevier Ltd. 2008 I 25-35
"Blind Man Dermatology" revisited
Bergstresser PR, Jacobe HT Dermatologic Therapy: Outcome Measures in Dermatology 2007 20 75-76
Understanding clinical trial outcomes: design, analysis, and interpretation
Jacobe HT, Leitenberger JJ, Bergstresser PR Dermatologic Therapy: Outcome Measures in Dermatology 2007 20 70-85

Honors & Awards

  • Dohi Memorial Lecture
    Japanese Dermatological Association (2008)
  • Marion B. Sulzberger Mem Award
    American Academy of Dermatology (2000)
  • Dermatitis Research Award
    American Skin Association (1994)
  • Fogarty Senior Intl Fellowship
    University of Vienna, Austria (1994)
  • Joseph Plenck Lecture
    Austrian Dermatology Society (1994)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Dermatology
  • American Dermatological Association
  • Association of American Physicians
  • Association of Professors of Dermatology
  • The Society for Investigative Dermatology