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Roy S. Rogers, III, MD

Dr. Roy S. Rogers, III (Nick) is an Emeritus Professor of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. He practiced dermatology and oral dermatology at Mayo Clinic Rochester 1973-2010 and serves as a Emeritus Consultant in Dermatology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Rogers was Student and then Academic Dean of Mayo Medical School (1982-1989). Later he became Dean, Mayo School of Health-Related Sciences, for ten years. He was chosen Distinguished Educator by Mayo Clinic Rochester in 2004.

Dr. Rogers has had a long-standing interest in oral dermatology, oral pathology and oral medicine. He has been recognized as an authority in that area having edited three volumes of the Dermatology Clinics and two more volumes for Clinics in Dermatology (2016, 2017). To date he has contributed more than 250 scholarly publications.

During his career, Dr. Rogers has received many awards and honors. These include: two Presidential Citations, the Gold Triangle Award, the Thomas G. Pearson Memorial Education Achievement Award, the Everett C. Fox, M.D. Memorial Lectureship and Honorary Membership, all from the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD). Nick served on the Board of Directors and was Vice-President in 1999-2000. In 2015, the 18,000 member AAD recognized him with the Master Dermatologist Award, a prestigious award given to one dermatologist each year.

In 2010, Dr. Rogers was accorded Honorary Membership in the British Society of Oral Medicine and was recognized as a Lifetime Career Educator by the Dermatology Foundation. In 2012, Dr. Rogers was made an Honorary Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.

Dr. Rogers has presented numerous named lectureships and served as Visiting Professor at many academic institutions in the United States, Canada, and around the world. In 1999, Dr. Rogers gave the first Ahmed Lecture at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine. In 2000, Dr. Rogers was the keynote speaker at the first joint meeting of the British Society of Oral Medicine and the British Society of Oral Pathology in Edinburgh. In addition, he gave the keynote address at the International Association of Oral Pathology in Guatemala later that year. Dr. Rogers has been recognized by the International League of Dermatological Societies for his dedication to international dermatological education and for his teaching in 55 countries over the years.

Dr. Rogers received his BS degree from Denison University (Distinguished Alumnus, 1993), his medical education at The Ohio State University College of Medicine (Distinguished Alumnus, 1991) and his internship at the Strong Memorial Hospital of the University of Rochester. He was a research fellow and resident in Dermatology at Duke University Medical Center. He then became a NIH fellow and completed his training at Mayo Clinic where he earned his MS in Dermatology from the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine before joining the Staff of the Mayo Clinic in 1973. Dr. Rogers is Board-certified in Dermatology, Dermatopathology and Dermatologic Immunopathology.