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Conventional Systemic Therapy for Psoriasis

Dr. Menter discusses practical issues relating to conventional systemic therapy for psoriasis, reasons for this treatment choice, and quality of life issues to consider before initiating a treatment plan.

Alan Menter, MD
Alan Menter, M.D., born in England, is a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He completed his dermatology residency at Pretoria General Hospital at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He completed his fellowships at Guys Hospital in London, and at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Centre in Dallas. Dr. Menter joined Baylor University Medical Centre at Dallas in 1975 and received his American Academy of Dermatology board certification in 1977. From 1979 to 1999, he served as Medical Director of the Baylor Psoriasis Center. Dr. Menter has held the position of Clinical Director of the National Psoriasis Tissue Bank from 1996 to 2002. In 1992, he was appointed Chairman of the Division of Dermatology at Baylor University Medical Center and presently holds that position. Dr. Menter is also Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. His resume lists some 120 publications.