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David Rinsey Bickers, American dermatologist, educator, department chairman, health facility administrator. Decorated Air Force Commendation medal.


Bickers, David Rinsey was born on September 23, 1941 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of William McKenzie and Helen Virginia (Fitzpatrick) Bickers.


AB, Georgetown University, 1963;Doctor of Medicine, University of Virginia, 1967.


Intern in medicine, U. Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, 1967-1968;resident in dermatology skin and cancer unit, New York University Medical Center, 1970-1973;National Institutes of Health training fellow, guest investigator, Rockefeller U., 1971-1973;Richard Joshua Reynolds scholar in clinical medicine, assistant professor, associate physician, Rockefeller U., 1976-1977;assistant professor dermatology, Columbia University College Physicians and Surgeons, 1973-1976;assistant attending dermatologist, Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1973-1976;medical director, Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, since 1997;professor dermatology, department chairman, Case Western Reserve U. Medical School, 1977-1993;associate dean, Case Western Reserve U. Medical School, 1990-1993;medical director, New York Hospital, New York City, since 1997. Director dermatology service U. Hospitals, 1977-1993, senior vice president medical program planning, 1977-1989, chief staff, senior vice president medical affairs, 1990-1993. Director dermatology service Cleveland Veterans Administration Hospital., 1977-1989.

Member general medicine A study section, National Institutes of Health, 1980-1984, chairman, 1982-1984. Member of advisory county National Institute Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 1988-1992. Carl Truman Nelsonprof. dermatology, chairman Department College Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, since 1994.

Director Dermatology Svc. the Presbyterian Hospital, New York, since 1994.


Served as officer Medical Corps United States Air Force, 1968-1970. Member Association American Physicians, American Society Clinical Investigation, American Society Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, American Federation Clinical Research, American Society Photobiology, American Academy Dermatology (honorary), American Dermatological Association, Society Investigative Dermatology (board directors 1985-1989, secretary-treasurer since 1989, president 2003), Pasteur Club (Cleveland), Medical Strollers, Skin Pharmacology Society (secretary 1985-1987, president 1987-1989), Dermatology Foundation (secretary-treasurer 1984, chairman board 1987-1988), Bicontinental Association Education and Research in Dermatology (founding member), German Dermatological Society (honorary), American University Beirut (board trustees, since 1996, chair health science committee, since 2005), Austrian Dermatological Society (honorary), Commanderie De Bordeaux, Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin, Expert Panel Research Institute for Fragrance Materials, 1996 (chair, 2002-2005), American Board Dermatology (board directors 1997-2005, president 2005).


Married Melinda Lee Jarger, May 30, 1970 (divorced 2003). 1 child, McKenzie Winchester. Married Sara Hurlburt Patterson, November 13, 2004.