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E. Dorinda Shelley, MD, Acknowledged by Marquis Who's Who for Dedication to the Advancement of Dermatology

E. Dorinda Shelley is an accomplished physician, educator, scholar and children's book author

Her career accolades include the Rose Hirschler Award (2007) and the Walter B. Shelley MD Leadership Award (2012) from the Women's Dermatologic Society.

    GRAND RAPIDS, OH, September 19, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- E. Dorinda Shelley, MD, has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

In 1997 Dr. Shelley was named a clinical professor of dermatology at The University of Toledo where she had served students enrolled in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences since joining the faculty in 1983 at the rank of professor and chief of the Dermatology Division at the former Medical College of Ohio. She accumulated academic experience at Stanford University as an assistant professor (1971-1974), and then the University of Illinois at Chicago as an assistant professor (1974-1975), and associate professor (1975-1978). Dr. Shelley served as full professor and chair of the Dermatology Department at the Peoria School of Medicine, now the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (1978-1983).

Dr. Shelley earned a BA degree at Mount Holyoke College (1962) before completing an MD at the University of Missouri (1966). After completing an internship at St. Luke's Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, she became a resident in dermatology at the University of Missouri, Columbia (1967-1970), and then a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University (1970). In 1971 she was certified by the American Board of Dermatology.

Contributions to scholarly journals support Dr. Shelley's reputation as a prolific researcher and writer. Selected book publications with her husband include "A Century of International Dermatological Congresses (1992), "Shelley's 77 Skins" (2002), "Advanced Dermatologic Therapy II" (2001) and "Consultations in Dermatology" (2006); she also co-authored "Advanced Dermatologic Therapy" (1986) and co-edited "Adolescent Dermatology" (1978). As a career highlight, Dr. Shelley points to the collaboration with her late dermatologist husband, Dr. Walter B. Shelley, in publishing a professional and personal diary monthly for 5 years (1990-1995), "Portrait of a Practice," for the medical journal, Cutis.

After retirement, Dr. Shelley has pursued a career as a children's book author, writing 3 Helium books including "The Helium Table" (2010), "The Helium Egg" (2010), "Helium Heels" (2012) and "Dasher and the Sleigh Train" (2019). She also co-authored "Toronto and Ted" (2016). Her most recent story is "Max and the Bouncy House" (2023). Most of her children's books are available in French and Spanish translations.

Her career accolades include the Rose Hirschler Award (2007) and the Walter B. Shelley MD Leadership Award (2012) from the Women's Dermatologic Society. In 2009 she was named an honorary member of the American Academy of Dermatology. She has been featured in multiple editions of Who's Who of American Women, as well as Who's Who in America.

Dr. Shelley credits the mentorship of dermatology professor, Philip C. Anderson, along with her husband's support and inspiration, for helping advance her professional goals. She also values the friendships resulting from memberships in the American Dermatological Association, the Ohio Dermatological Association, the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society, and the Women's Dermatologic Society.

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