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Clifford Lober, MD, JD
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Dr. Lober received his M.D. degree from Duke University School of Medicine in 1974. He then completed his internship at Mayo Clinic in 1977 and his residency at the University of Tennessee in 1982.

Dr. Lober has been in the full-time private practice of dermatology in Kissimmee, FL, for 29 years. He is Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Lober has received four Presidential Citations from the American Academy of Dermatology and was named “Surgeon of the Year” in 1992 by the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgeons. He was awarded the first ever “Distinguished Service Award” by the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. Dr. Lober has served on the Board of Directors of the AAD and chaired its section on Health Practice, Policy and Research. He is currently Chairman of the Carrier Policy and Medical Liability Task Force.

The Best Malpractice Defense - Informed Consent

This lecture will review informed consent, stress what should be discussed in a properly executed consent and what may not need to be mentioned, and review exceptions to informed consent.


  1. Inform attendees that a signed piece of paper alone is not informed consent
  2. Discuss what a good informed consent should contain
  3. Discuss what does not have to be conveyed in informed consent


  1. Legislative, regulatory, or organizational changes effecting patient care


  1. Legal Medicine, seventh edition, by Mosby Elsevier. “Ensuring Informed Consent”
  2. Dermatology World, August 2013, pg. 8.

Core Competencies: 4,5

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