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Lawrence M. Field, MD, HFASDS, HMAAD USA

It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Dr. Lawrence Field (August 3, 1929 - October 2, 2020).  “Prof” as he preferred to be called, was a true giant and pioneer in the field of dermatologic and aesthetic surgery. He was an integral part of every DASIL meeting since its inception and an ardent supporter education and mentorship. His academic reach extended to every part of the globe as he brought colleagues together as part of  the International Traveling Mentorship Program (ITMP) which he founded. His accolades are immense in number and scope within dermatology and are summarized below.

On a personal note, I was blessed to call “Prof” my friend. He was an exceptional mentor to me and made me a better doctor for having known him. I looked up to him as my "academic father”  because of his thoughtful and caring mentorship. I am not alone in expressing these feeling. Every member of DASIL leadership has been fortunate to receive the blessing profs mentorship. We, the leadership of DASIL, represent Prof’s academic progeny. In honor of him we proudly carry Prof’s mentorship torch going forward.

May he rest in peace.

George Martin MD

President DASIL 2020-2021

  • Founder - International Traveling Mentorship Program (ITMP) (2010)
  • Recipient - “Father of Int’l Dermatologic Surgery” Award, DASIL (2012)
  • Honoree - AAD Honorary Member Award - life-time dedication & meritorious service to specialty (2015)
  • Founder - AAD Assn Surgical Faculty (1984) Traveling Chair of Dermatologic Surgery (ISDS 1986-2011)
  • Academia – Professor, U of Texas San Antonio Health Center, Dept Derm and Cutaneous Surgery - 2016 Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco (Dermatologic Surgery @ Stanford University), 1976-2006
  • Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco (Dermatologic Surgery @ Stanford University), 1976-2006
  • Honoree - Father of Dermatologic Plastic Surgery (1984)
  • Editorships - JDS&O, JAACS, Derm Surg
  • CV 529 Pp @753 publications @1550 presentations
  • Taught in @ 63+ countries (some 5-9 times)

Family Obituary
In loving memory of Dr. Lawrence Marshall Field who passed away peacefully on October 2, 2020 at the age of 91 with his fiancée Gloria Wildberger by his side. He was a true inspiration to his family, friends, and colleagues. He will be missed. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945 until 1948 and was called up as a reservist in 1950 (Korea). He attended the University of Wisconsin Medical School from 1951-1955 and received Doctor of Medicine and was board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. He was an Adjunct Professor of cutaneous surgery at the University of Texas at San Antonio and was a First International Dermatologic Surgeon and founder of multiple educational programs and fellowships. Dr. Field is survived by his sister, Diana; sons, Brett and Scott; grandchildren; and great grandchildren.

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