LiVDerm Faculty Members

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David M. Pariser, MD

Norfolk, Virginia

David M. Pariser, MD



Dr. David M. Pariser is a senior physician at Pariser Dermatology Specialists in Southeastern Virginia. He is double-board certified by the American Board of Dermatology and the American Board of Pathology with special competence in Dermatopathology. He is a former president of the American Academy of Dermatology and the American Dermatological Association. He is well-regarded for his expertise on psoriasis, hyperhidrosis, and photodynamic therapy.

Dr. Pariser’s primary clinical and research interests include atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, hyperhidrosis, acne, and photodynamic therapy. Throughout his 40-year career, his research has led to the publication of over 300 scientific journals, four medical literature textbooks, and hundreds of articles and other publications. An active clinician and teacher, Dr. Pariser has participated as a principal investigator in over 450 clinical trials and has been a guest speaker at more than 600 medical education events worldwide. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the International League of Dermatologic Societies, the body that sponsors the World Congress of Dermatology.

Education and Training

  • Dermatology Residency, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Health System, 1973-1976
  • Internal Medicine Internship, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, 1972-1973
  • Medical Degree, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, 1972
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Pennsylvania, 1964-1968

Professional Highlights

  • Scientific Advisory Board Member, Vial Dermatology Contract Research Organization, 2022-present
  • Walter B. Shelley, MD, Leadership Award, Women's Dermatologic Society, 2018
  • Gold Medal Award, American Academy of Dermatology, 2017
  • President, AAD, 2009-2010
  • Gold Triangle Award for advocacy issues surrounding isotretinoin, 9, AAD, 2001
  • Presidential Citations and Honorary Membership, AAD
  • Clinical Educator of the Year Award, AAD
  • Editorial Board Member and Reviewer, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology and Managed Care
  • Reviewer, Pediatric Dermatology, the American Journal of Managed Care, the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, and JAMA Dermatology
  • Former Medical Advisory Board Member, National Psoriasis Foundation
  • Past President, Secretary and board member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society
  • Former Chair, Council on Community, Corporate and Philanthropic Relations, AAD


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