Dr. Robert A. Norman is a board-certified dermatologist and family practitioner who has been in practice for over 25 years. He is a faculty member for five medical schools (Clinical Professor) and has been honored with numerous service and teaching awards, including Physician of the Year (2005) and Distinguished Service Award (2007) in Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida, Tampa Bay Medical Hero Award (2008), and the Hadassah Humanitarian Award (2012). Dr. Norman has written 28 books, including The Blue Man and other Stories of the Skin (University of California Press) and Discover Magazine's Vital Signs--True Tales of Medical Mysteries, Obscure Diseases, and Life-Saving Diagnoses. He has been the editor and contributing writer of eight textbooks on Geriatrics and Geriatric Dermatology and published over 200 articles in various major media publications.
Dr. Norman has a private practice and is the chief physician and owner of Dermatology Healthcare, founded in 1994, which delivers essential skin care services for nursing home patients. He provides many national and international lectures each year; in October of 2007 he was the section director and lecturer in Geriatric Dermatology at the World Congress of Dermatology in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He also has both MPH and MBA degrees and recently acquired the Doctor of Humane Letters after providing the commencement address at a major university.
He is a frequent medical volunteer and is at the gold level in the AAD Leadership Circle for Volunteerism. His most recent medical mission trips were to Jamaica. Other trips have included Haiti, Cuba, and Argentina.