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Robert A. Norman, DO

Robert A. Norman, DO

Robert A. Norman, DO, is a leading world authority in geriatric dermatology. He is a board-certified dermatologist and family practitioner who has been in practice for over 35 years and holds master’s degrees in both Public Health and Business Administration.

He is a faculty member (Clinical Professor) at two medical schools and many PA and ARNP schools and has been honored with numerous service and teaching awards, including Physician of the Year (2005) and Distinguished Service Award (2007) in Tampa, Florida; Tampa Bay Medical Hero Award (2008), and the Hadassah Humanitarian Award (2012). 

Dr. Norman has a private practice and is the chief physician and owner of Dermatology Healthcare, which has delivered essential skin care services for nursing home patients since 1994. He is also the founder of the Norman Center for Neurodermatology, which investigates the interactions between the brain and the skin in relation to disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Neurodermatitis, and others.

Dr. Norman has written and edited 68 books, including THE BLUE MAN AND OTHER STORIES OF THE SKIN (University of California Press, 2014), and DISCOVER MAGAZINE’S VITAL SIGNS: True Tales of Medical Mysteries, Obscure Diseases, and Life-Saving Diagnoses (Skyhorse, 2013). He also the author of 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON CHRONIC ILLNESS (Jones and Bartlett, 2011), 100 QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON AGING SKIN (Jones and Bartlett, 2010), and THE WOMAN WHO LOST HER SKIN AND OTHER DERMATOLOGICAL TALES (Routledge, 2004).

He is the founding and current editor of the professional series, CLINICAL CASES IN DERMATOLOGY (Springer). He has also been the editor and contributing writer of fifteen textbooks on geriatrics and geriatric dermatology and published over 300 articles in various major media publications. Dr. Norman has had over 600,000 of his books and chapters downloaded. Dr. Norman is also a frequent medical volunteer. He has participated in many medical mission trips to Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, and Guatemala. 

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