Prof. Howard Maibach – USA


Professor of Dermatology, UCSF

Department of Dermatology , University of California, San Francisco, California , USA.

Dermatology, with a long term interest in dermatopharmacology and dermatotoxicology.

+1 415 476-2468. +1 415 753-5304.




Dr. Howard Maibach is a dermatologist with expertise in treating contact dermatitis (a rash caused by touching an irritating substance) and occupational dermatitis (a rash resulting from workplace exposure to an irritating substance). His specialties include allergic skin disorders and skin conditions caused by exposure to toxic substances. He also has an interest in dermatopharmacology, the study of medications for skin disorders.

Maibach earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed a residency as well as a fellowship in dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Maibach has served on the editorial boards of more than 30 scientific journals. He is a member of 19 professional societies, including the American Academy of Dermatology, San Francisco Dermatological Society and International Commission on Occupational Health..


An expert in occupational and contact dermatitis, Dr. Howard Maibach sees patients at The Environmental Dermatoses Clinic, which part of the Dermatology Clinic at UCSF. His most active fields of research are in dermatopathology, dermatotoxicology and environmental dermatoses. He has been doing human subject research for over fifty (50) years.

Dr. Maibach has been on the editorial of more than 30 scientific journals. His bibliography includes 3,075+ manuscript and over 150 books.

He is a member of 19 professional societies and organizations including the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD); San Francisco Dermatological Society (SFDS), American Dermatological Association (ADA), North American Contact Dermatitis Group (NACDG), American Contact Dermatitis Society (ACDS), International Contact Dermatitis Research Group (ICDRG), European Environmental Contact Dermatitis Research Group (EECDRG), Society of Toxicology (SOT) and the International Commission on Occupation Health. He has also participated in the yearly International conference of the Perspectives in Percutaneous Penetration held in Grand Le Motte, France. He is a consultant to government, academia and industry worldwide.

The America Academy of Dermatology honored Dr. Maibach as the recipients of the Academy's 2013 Master Dermatologist Award held at their Annual Conference in Miami, Fl. This prestigious award recognizes an Academy member's significant contribution in the field of dermatology and to the AAD. At the 2017's AAD's 75th Annual Conference, Dr. Maibach was the recipient of their Presidential Citation in recognition of his signification contribution and dedication to both the Academy and the specialty of dermatology.

The International League of Dermatological Societies (ILDS) awarded Dr. Maibach their 2014 Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Dermatology, both nationally and internationally, through his work, research, publications and teaching in the USA and over 60 countries.


L’Universite de Paris-Sud Ph.D. Nov 18, 1985
Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Ph.D. Nov 19, 2008




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