Deborah MacFarlane BS(Hons), MPH

Year: 1970 - 1975
Occupation: Dermatologist

After training for a MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) at Otago 1985 and further clinical years in surgery at Auckland Hospital, Deborah trained in dermatology at Columbia University, in New York City in 1993 and Mohs Surgery at Baylor, Houston 1996. Deborah is Professor of Dermatology and Plastic Surgery at The University of Texas Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas and is Director of Mohs Surgery Unit and Director of Procedural Dermatology She specializes in skin cancer surgery. She has published 46 major articles on her research and has ongoing research into aggressive and non aggressive non basal cell carcinomas Deborah’s textbook on ‘Skin Cancer Management’ a practical approach was published last year and she will chair the American College of Mohs Surgery 2012 meeting. Deborah is making a significant global contribution to treating and preventing skin cancers.