Maureen Poh-Fitzpatrick, M.D.

Maureen Poh-Fitzpatrick, M.D.

A dermatologist, she is a world-recognized, published expert on Porphyrias, a group of genetic and acquired metabolic photosensitivity diseases. Maureen is professor emeritus at Columbia University. Despite her heavy schedule she returned to Memphis in 1998 to care for her mother who died of Alzheimer’s in 2005. She now resides in New York.

Maureen Poh-Fitzpatrick is now retired as Professor of Medicine at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine but remains Professor Emerita of Dermatology and Special Lecturer, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She earned a BS from Siena College (Memphis) and her MD from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Dermatology. In 2000 she was presented the Theodore Woodward Award by the American Clinical & Climatological Association. She is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the American Academy of Dermatology, the New York Dermatological Society, and the New York Academy of Medicine.

She currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for the American Porphyria Foundation and on the Medical Advisory Board of the Erythropoietic Protoporphyria Research and Education Fund. She served on the Advisory Council of the American Academy of Dermatology for 21 years, on the General Medicine A Study Section of the National Institutes of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases for two terms, and is a past president of both the New York Academy of Medicine Dermatology Section and of the New York Dermatological Society.

Throughout her career she has held university appointments at Washington University School of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, and New York Medical College. A world-recognized expert in her field, she has published numerous papers, and she has been an Investigator for various FDA and pharmaceutical industry-sponsored clinical trials. She was the Director of the Residency Training Program in Dermatology and President of Dermatology and Medical Research Associates at New York Medical College, and the Director of the Porphyrin Laboratory in New York. 

Dr. Poh-Fitzpatrick has served the Pastoral Council of her parish church as both Secretary and Vice-President, and is currently Chairman of its Health, Safety & Security Committee.

Lastly, she is a member of the Betty Powell Legacy Society for St. Agnes Academy - St. Dominic School

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