With nearly 50 years of vocational experience to his credit, Thomas F. Downham II, MD, is an applauded dermatologist and clinical professor who has influenced the lives of students and colleagues alike. Serving as a clinical professor at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Mich., since 2014, a clinical associate professor at the same university since 1974, and a dermatologist at Henry Ford Medical Center since 1978, Dr. Downham has accrued significant acclaim throughout the course of his prolific career.
In preparation for his lauded career, Dr. Downham first completed coursework at Henry Ford Community College in 1964, going on to obtain a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 1966. Subsequently, he earned a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in 1970. After receiving his degrees, Dr. Downham completed an internship at Henry Ford Hospital between 1970 and 1971, as well as a residency in the Department of Dermatology at Wayne State University between 1971 and 1974. He has been licensed to practice medicine in Michigan since 1971, and he is a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatopathology, American Board of Dermatology and National Board of Examiners.
The author and co-author of several articles in professional journals, Dr. Downham has served as a contributor to numerous prestigious publications, including the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Archives of Dermatology, and the International Journal of Dermatology. Looking toward the future, Dr. Downham hopes to continue making strides in the field of dermatology, positively impacting the future generation of medical students.
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