Samuel L Moschella is an eminent consultant dermatologist who has been a member of the International Leprosy Association since 1967.
Samuel Moschella was born in East Boston, Massachusetts, in April 1921. He attended Tufts University (1940-6), where he gained an M.D. (Cum Laude). He subsequently specialized in dermatology, and became Chief of Dermatology and Assistant Chief of Medicine at the US Naval Hospital, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1948-51. He later became Clinical Assistant of the Municipal Clinic for Leprosy and Syphilis at the same hospital in 1954-6, under the direction of Dr Jesus Pedroso Crucet.
In 1962 he became a consultant for the US Public Health Service for Leprosy, at Carville in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and was to continue his involvement with Carville for over thirty years. From 1962 to 1967 he was also Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the US Naval Hospital in Philadelphia, and in 1967 he became Leprosy Consultant at the Brighton Marine Hospital (which is now the Lahey Clinic).
From 1969 to 1982 he was Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the Lahey Clinic. In 1972 he held three WHO Fellowships in leprosy, during which he worked with Dr Felton Ross for ALERT in Ethiopia, with Dr F Latapi in Mexico City, and with Dr J Convit in Caracas, Venezuela.
From 1975 to 1991 he was a Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School (Clinical Professor of Dermatology from 1982). He was President of the American Board of Dermatology in 1986-9.In 1992 Moschella received the Clarke W Finneraud Award and was also selected as a Master in Dermatology by the American Association of Dermatology, of which he had been a member for almost 40 years. He is also a member of the American Society of Dermatopathology, the International Leprosy Association, the Society of Investigative Dermatology, the American Dermatological Association, and the International Society of Dermatology.
This entry was made 4 July, 2006.
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