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Joseph Jorizzo, MD
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Joseph L. Jorizzo, M.D., is professor, and former and founding chair of the dermatology department at Wake Forest University and adjunct professor of dermatology at the Weill Cornell School of Medicine. Dr. Jorizzo received his undergraduate medical degrees from Boston University's six-year A.B./M.D. Program and completed his internship in internal medicine, residency, and chief residency in Dermatology at North Carolina Memorial (UNC) Hospital. He also served as a fellow at St. John's Hospital Dermatology Institute in London. Dr. Jorizzo remains a professor, former and founding chair of the dermatology department at Wake Forest University.

Dr. Jorizzo has been on myriad councils, committees, and advisory boards. He has participated on the editorial boards of the Archives of Dermatology, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, among others. He is a member of many professional societies, including the American Dermatologic Association Society of Investigative Dermatology, Dermatology Foundation, Women's Dermatology Association and the American Academy of Dermatology, where he served as vice president.

Dr. Jorizzo has co-edited several books, including Dermatological Signs of Internal Disease by Callen and Jorizzo, and Dermatology by Bolognia, Jorizzo, and Rapini for Elsevier. Additionally, he has authored and co-authored over 200 articles and abstracts, including chapters in major rheumatology and gastroenterology books. He has been the recipient of a number of national and international honors, including multiple America's Best Doctors listings. He has spoken at hundreds of dermatology meetings in the U.S. and around the world.

Challenging Dermatologic Cases: Therapies and Management


  1. Increase the ability to diagnose complex medical dermatology conditions
  2. Increase the ability to evaluate etiology and internal diseases manifestations in medical dermatology
  3. Increase the ability to manage and treat complex medical dermatology conditions


  1. New advances in dermatologic treatment
  2. New methods of diagnosis or treatment
  3. Advances in medical knowledge


Bolognia, Jorizzo, Shafer textbook by Elsevier Dermatology.

Callen, Jorizzo Elsevier textbook Dermatolgoical Signs of Internal Disease.

Andrews Diseases of the Skin. 11th Edition.

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