The Noah Worcester Dermatological Society (Noah) is a small, unique organization comprised of the most respected and visible thought leaders in dermatology. Since our first Annual Meeting in 1958, Noah has offered our members and industry benefactors exceptional educational programming and the opportunity for physicians to earn continuing medical education (CME) credit. But that's not what makes our Society special. For our members and industry friends, Noah is a family, and the intimate, collegial atmosphere of our Society is unlike that of any other dermatologic group.
Dr. Jeff North is an associate Professor of dermatology and pathology at the University of California San Francisco. After finishing undergraduate studies in molecular biology and chemistry at Brigham Young University, he attended medical school at UCSF and began working on melanoma genetics with Boris Bastian, M.D. This research continued during his dermatology residency at Oregon Health & Science University, and involved characterization of a field effect in acral melanoma and demonstrating a prognostic difference in melanomas possessing certain chromosomal aberrations. He returned to UCSF for Dermatopathology fellowship, after which he started the dermatopathology service at the University of Missouri as the director of dermatopathology. In 2013 he rejoined the faculty at UCSF focusing on dermatopathology, molecular assessment of melanocytic and adnexal tumors, and attending in the dermatology clinic as well.