David L. Cram, M.D., was recognized internationally as an expert on psoriasis and its treatment. He was credited with starting the first psoriasis day-care center in the nation. Dr. Cram is listed in The Best Doctors in the U.S. (Wideview Books, 1980). In 1991 Dr. Cram was appointed Clinical Professor Emeritus by the University of California.
Dr. Cram is also the author of Understanding Parkinson’s Disease: A Self-Help Guide (Addicus Books, 1999) and The Healing Touch: Keeping the Doctor-Patient Relationship Alive Under Managed Care (Addicus Books, 1997.)
Dr. Cram received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin, and trained for his dermatology specialty at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota. There, he earned a master of science in dermatology. Upon completion of his medical training, he was assigned to the U.S. Air Force base hospital in Lakenheath, England, where he became chief of the Department of Medicine. During that time, he received the Air Force Commendation Medal and rose to the rank of Lt. Colonel. In 1971, Dr. Cram joined the staff of the University of California, San Francisco, where he became chief of the Dermatology Clinic, and served as a teacher, lecturer, and research scientist. After fifteen years in academia, Dr. Cram began a private practice in dermatology.
In 1989, Dr. Cram was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Consequently, in 1991, he retired early from his practice as a dermatologist.
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