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AMONETTE HONORED WITH ACADEMY’S HIGHEST AWARD
Memphis, Tennessee (February 21, 2005) – Memphis dermatologist and University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) clinical professor, Rex A. Amonette, MD, was presented with the American Academy of Dermatology’s highest award at its annual meeting in New Orleans on Sunday, February 20.
The Gold Medal award recognizes outstanding and exceptional service to the specialty of dermatology, as well as substantial impact on the future of the science, teaching and practice of cutaneous medicine. The award also honors exceptional national and international contributions to the specialty’s administrative aspects. In recognition of their dedication and life-long commitment to the organization and its mission, Gold Medal honorees are granted honorary membership in the Academy.
past president of the Academy, Dr. Amonette currently serves as chair of the
Academy’s development committee and co-chair of the National Coalition for Sun
Safety. He is also a former president of the International Society for
Dermatologic Surgery, the
the course of his career, he has been recognized with numerous honors including
the Public Service Award for Community Service by the American Society for
Dermatologic Surgery, the Distinguished Service Award by the
received a bachelor’s degree from
The founder of Memphis Dermatology Clinic, PA, he is in practice with Drs. Harvey Gardner, Frank Witherspoon Jr., Lee Allen, Gwen Beard and Robin Friedman. His daughter and son-in-law, Drs. Amy and John Huber, are also in practice with the group.
UTHSC Dermatology Professor William Rosenberg, MD, was the 1999 recipient of the Gold Medal. He and Dr. Amonette are among an elite group of 26 physicians to have been honored with this award. Dr. Rosenberg commented, “Dr. Amonette was one of the first individuals to learn the Mohs procedure, which is a special way for treating skin cancer. Over the years he has trained a number of individuals in this procedure, and he has many grateful patients. One patient was so grateful that he established a chair of excellence in his honor. Dr. Amonette is richly deserving of this award.”
UTHSC Chancellor Bill Rice stated, “It’s a tremendous honor for the UT Health Science Center to have two individuals affiliated with it who have been recipients of this award. Certainly that speaks well for the quality and commitment of our faculty.”
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