Professor Alan Menter MD (born 30 October 1941 in Doncaster) is an English-born dermatologist, and former flyhalf rugby union player for the Springboks.[1][2]

Rugby union

Menter played his first international game on the South African tour of France in 1968. The Springboks won both games. He captained both the Universities of Witwatersrand and Pretoria in South Africa through his University career(1961–70) as well as playing for Guys' Hospital Rugby team and the Harlequins during his Fellowship years in London (1971–3). He also represented the South African Universities Cricket team against New Zealand in 1961.

Personal life

Alan Menter attended Parktown Boys' High School, followed by medical school at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa in 1968.[3] He completed his dermatology residency at Pretoria General Hospital at the University of Pretoria. Menter's mother is from a Jewish-Irish family.He has resided in Dallas, USA since 1975[2][4][5]

Professional life

Dr. Alan Menter is a dermatologist, Chairman of the Division of Dermatology and Director of the Dermatology Residency program for Baylor University Medical Center, and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, both in Dallas.

After obtaining his medical degree from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Menter completed his residency in dermatology at the University of Pretoria in South Africa and fellowships at Guy’s Hospital in London and St. John’s Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London, as well as the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Menter is board-certified in dermatology. In August 2004, he founded the International Psoriasis Council (IPC), an international organization dedicated to raising international consciousness and understanding of psoriasis as a serious immune-mediated disease. He served as the initial President of IPC until December 2010

He is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Dermatological Association, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, British Association of Dermatologists, and The Society for Investigative Dermatology. He is past President of the Texas Dermatology Society (1995–96) and has been an honorary member of Solapso (Latin America Society for Psoriasis) since 2009. He has authored or co-authored more than 254 scientific journal articles, four books and multiple book chapters.[2] Professor Menter was honored at the 2015 American Academy of Dermatology meeting by the Dermatology Foundation with the Clark W. Finnerud Award, intended to honor a dermatologist whose contributions as a clinical educator are exemplary.[6]


  1. ^ "– Online CME, Continuing Medical Education Online". Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Jewish affairs. Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  3. ^ An Interview with Alan Menter [1] Retrieved 22 April 2011
  4. ^ "Martin Alan Menter, MD: a conversation with the editor". Proc (Bayl Univ Med Cent) 16 (2): 174–92. April 2003. PMC 1201008. PMID 16278738. 
  5. ^ "Martin Alan Menter, MD: a conversation with the editor | Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings". Retrieved 14 March 2011. 
  6. ^ "Dr. Alan Menter receives the Clark W. Finnerud Award". Menter Dermatology Research Institute. 

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