Dr. Pariser is a Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where he is also the senior physician at Pariser Dermatology Specialists, Ltd., a private group practice of 17 dermatologists, 6 PAs and nurse practitioners, with multiple locations in Southeastern Virginia and is the President and Principal Investigator for Virginia Clinical Research, Inc. He is a former president of the American Academy of Dermatology and of the American Dermatological Association.
Dr. Pariser obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, his MD degree from the Medical College of Virginia, and trained as a dermatology resident in Florida at the University of Miami. Dr. Pariser is Board Certified in both Dermatology and Dermatopathology. He holds Fellowships from the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatopathology and the American College of Physicians.
An active clinician and teacher, he has participated as a principal investigator in over 550 clinical trials. Dr. Pariser has been a guest speaker at over 600 CME events all over the world, and has recently been on the Board of Directors of the International League of Dermatologic Societies, the body that sponsors the World Congress of Dermatology and is a major supporter of the Regional Dermatology Training Centre in Moshi, Tanzania.
His primary clinical and research interests include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, hyperhidrosis, acne, and photodynamic therapy. He has served on the Medical Advisory Board of the National Psoriasis Foundation, and was the founding president and is currently the Secretary and a board member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society. Very active in the affairs of the American Academy of Dermatology Dr. Pariser was President in 2009-2010, and was a board member of the Academy for 14 years and has served on over 130 councils, committees and task forces of the AAD. He is a long-time advocate for the Dermatology Team Care approach and for education, training and proper supervision of Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners.
He is the author of 3 textbooks, multiple textbook chapters, nearly 50 invited papers, over 200 scientific poster presentations and over 220, original works in peer-reviewed journals, with additional co-authorship of 22 American Academy of Dermatology publications on Guidelines of Care. Dr. Pariser is or has been on the Editorial Board of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Managed Care magazine, and is a reviewer for both of these publications and for Pediatric Dermatology, the American Journal of Managed Care, the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, and the Archives of Dermatology, now JAMA Dermatology and others.
Awards and honors presented to Dr Pariser include the Gold Triangle Award from the American Academy of Dermatology in 2001 for advocacy issues surrounding isotretinoin, 9 Presidential Citations from the American Academy of Dermatology, honorary membership in the American Academy of Dermatology, the Walter B. Shelley MD Leadership Award for outstanding dedication to the field of dermatology and contributions toward supporting women in dermatology from the Women’s Dermatologic Society and the Clinical Educator of the Year award from both the Fall and Winter Clinical Dermatology Conferences.
Dr. Pariser is the 2017 awardee of the Gold Medal of the American Academy of Dermatology, its highest award. The Gold Medal is presented on a highly selective basis in recognition of outstanding and exceptional service to the specialty of dermatology in the science, teaching and practice of cutaneous medicine, surgery, as well as those who have made an outstanding and exceptional contribution to the administrative aspects of this specialty; nationally or internationally.