The Department of Dermatology at UIC is one of the oldest in the U.S. In 1894, at the age of 29, William A. Pusey, MD became the first Department Head at the newly formed Department of Dermatology. As an outstanding physician and academician, Dr. Pusey authored many textbooks of dermatology, among them Roentgen Rays in the Therapeutics and Diagnosis (1903), The Principle and Practice of Dermatology (1907), and The Care of Skin and Hair (1913). The numerous academic leadership roles of Dr. Pusey include founder and president of the Chicago Dermatological Society (1906), editor of the Archives of Dermatology (1920), and president of the American Medical Association (1923). Dr. Pusey served as the Department Head for 20 years until 1915.