Volume 15 - Issue 11 - November 2007

Dr. Jorizzo was born in 1951 in Rochester, New York. His father was an Italian physician who came to the United States after World War II, and his mother was an Italian-American who worked as a social worker for 65 years. Dr. Jorizzo completed his A.D. and M.D. degrees between 1969 and 1975 at the Boston University School of Medicine. He assumed his first faculty position as an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, under the direction of Dr. Edgar Smith in 1980. Then in 1986, he became professor and chair of the then ne