Marital Status: Married, Two children
High School: Los Alamos High School, Los Alamos,
New Mexico, 1955-1959
HIGHER EDUCATION: College: The College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio
Medical School: Stanford University, 1963-1968
APPOINTMENTS AND LICENSURES: Internship: University of New Mexico School of
Medicine, Straight medicine 1968-1969
Residencies: Stanford University, Department of
University of Miami, Department of
Military: Major USA, Chief of Dermatology,
Irwin Army Hospital, Fort Riley,
Licensure: Texas 1976
Certification: National Board Examination, Parts 1, 2, and 3
American Board of Dermatology, 1976
Dermatological Immunology/Diagnostic and Laboratory
HONORS AND AWARDS: Finalist: Rhodes Scholarship Competition, Ohio, 1962
John Lathrop Award for promise in Medicine at graduation, The College of Wooster, 1963
Hopkins Award in Dermatology at graduation, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1968
Honorary Member, Polish Dermatological Association, 1984
Honorary Member, Finnish Dermatological Association, 1986
Honorary Member, Austrian Dermatological Association, 1990
Honorary Member, Norwegian Dermatological Association, 1994
Honorary Member, Japanese Dermatological Society, 2008
International Fellow Member, Chinese Dermatology Society, 2008
Honorary Member, Philippine Dermatological Society, 2011
15th Memorial Lecture of Professor Kung-Sun Oh. Korean Dermatological Association Sept 26, 1991
Fogarty Senior International Fellowship, Department of Dermatology, University of Vienna (Prof. Georg Stingl), (1993-1994)
Dermatitis Research Award, American Skin Association, 1994
The Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venereology, Second Annual Joseph Plenck Lecture, November, 1994
Marion B. Sulzberger Memorial Award and Lectureship, March, 2000
107th Annual Dohi Lecture, Japanese Dermatological Society, April, 2008
Odland Lecture, Department of Medicine (Dermatology), University of Washington, May, 2011.
Honorary Member, European Society for Dermatological Research, 2011
Stephen Rothman Memorial Award, Society for Investigative Dermatology, for distinguished service to the specialty of investigative dermatology, 2012.
Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1984 - present
Professor and Chairman, Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1984 - 2007
Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 2007 - 2009.
Assistant Medical Director, Transplant Resources and Services Center, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1984 - 2009
Faculty Member, Immunology Program, U.T. Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1980 – 2005
Attending Staff in Dermatology, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, 1977 - present
Attending Staff in Internal Medicine, Parkland Memorial Hospital, 1976 – present
Assistant Dean for Transplant Resources, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1998 - 1999
Associate Professor and Vice Chairman, Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1982 - 1984
Associate Professor and Acting Chairman, Department of Dermatology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 1984 - 1986
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1980 - 1986
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, 1976 - 1980
Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Department of Dermatology, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1975 - 1976
MEMBERSHIPS: Local and Regional: Dallas County Medical Association
Simon PE, Bergstresser PR, Eaglstein WH: Medical education and the dermatology elective. Intl J Dermatol 16:760-763, 1977.
Zeppa R, Hutson DG, Bergstresser PR, et al: Survival after distal splenorenal shunt. Surg Obs & Gyn 145:12-16, 1977.
Zeppa R, Hensley GT, Levi JU, Bergstresser PR, Hutson DG, Livingstone AS, Schiff ER, Fink P: The comparative survivals of alcoholics versus nonalcoholics after distal splenorenal shunt. Ann of Surgery 187:510-514, 1978.
Szabo SE, Bergstresser PR, Linn BS: Split-thickness skin grafts: An experimental study of factors related to ease or difficulty of procuring satisfactory grafts of skin from man and some common laboratory animals. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 4:770-772, 1978.
Bergstresser PR, Pariser RJ, Taylor JR: Counting and sizing of epidermal cells in normal human skin. J Invest Dermatol 70:280-284, 1978.
Streilein JW, Toews GB, Bergstresser PR: Corneal allografts fail to express Ia antigens. Nature 282:326-327, 1979.
Linn BS, Stephenson SE Jr, Bergstresser PR, Smith J: Do dollars spent relate to outcomes in burn care? Med Care 17:835-843, 1979.
Sedgwick JB, Bergstresser PR, Hurd ER: Increased granulocyte adherence in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. J Invest Dermatol 74:81-84, 1980.
Bergstresser PR, Fletcher CR, Streilein JW: Surface densities of Langerhans cells in relation to rodent species with special immunologic properties. J Invest Dermatol 74:77-80, 1980.
Toews GB, Bergstresser PR, Streilein JW: Epidermal Langerhans cell density determines whether contact hypersensitivity or unresponsiveness follows skin painting with DNFB. J Immunol 124:445-453, 1980.
Bergstresser PR, Towes GB, Gilliam JN, Streilein JW: Unusual numbers and distribution of Langerhans cells in skin with unique immunologic properties. J Invest Dermatol 74:312-314, 1980.
Streilein JW, Toews GB, Gilliam JN, Bergstresser PR: Tolerance or hypersensitivity to 2,4 dinitro-l-fluorobenzene: The role of Langerhans cells density within epidermis. J Invest Dermatol 74:319-322, 1980.
Bergstresser PR, Toews GB, Streilein JW: Natural and perturbed distributions of Langerhans cells: Responses to ultraviolet light, heterotopic skin grafting and dinitrofluorobenzene sensitization. J Invest Dermatol 75:73-77, 1980.
Bergstresser PR, Chapman SL: Maturation of normal human epidermis without an ordered structure. British J Dermatol 102:641-648, 1980.
Sedgwick JB, Bergstresser PR, Hurd ER: Increased superoxide generation by normal granulocytes incubated in sera from patients with psoriasis. J Invest Dermatol 76:158-163, 1981.
Streilein JW, Bergstresser PR: Langerhans cell function dictates induction of contact hypersensitivity or unresponsiveness to DNFB in Syrian hamsters. J Invest Dermatol 77:272-277, 1981.
Becker LE, Bergstresser PR, Whiting DA, et al: Topical clindamycin therapy for acne vulgaris. Arch Dermatol 117:482-485, 1981.
Sedgwick JB, Hurd ER, Bergstresser PR: Abnormal granulocyte morphology in patients with psoriasis. Brit J Dermatol 107:165-172, 1982.
Streilein JW, Lonsberry LW, Bergstresser PR: Depletion of epidermal Langerhans cells and Ia immunogenicity from tape-stripped mouse skin. J Exp Med 155:863-871, 1982.
Tigelaar RE, Bergstresser PR, Elmets CA, Lonsberry LW, Wood PJ and Streilein JW: Oral ingestion of epicutaneously applied hapten in mice may unwittingly induce down-regulation of contact hypersensitivity. J Immunol 129:1898-1904, 1982.
Sontheimer RD and Bergstresser PR: Epidermal Langerhans cell involvement in cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus. J Invest Dermatol 79:237-243, 1982.
Elmets CA, Bergstresser PR and Streilein JW: Differential distribution of Langerhans cells in organ culture of human skin. J Invest Dermatol 79:340-345, 1982.
Streilein JW, Bergstresser PR: Haptens can serve as surrogate transplantation antigens in a manner that demonstrates H-2 restriction of graft rejection. J Exp Med 157:1354-1359, 1983.
Shornick JK, Nicholes BK, Bergstresser PR and Gilliam JN: Idiopathic atrophie blanche. J Am Acad Dermatol 8:792-798, 1983.
Elmets CA, Bergstresser PR, Tigelaar RE, Wood PJ, Streilein JW: Analysis of the mechanism of unresponsiveness produced by haptens painted on skin exposed to low dose ultraviolet radiation. J Exp Med 158:781-794, 1983.
Sontheimer RD, Bergstresser PR, Gailiunas Jr P, Helderman JH, Gilliam JN: Perturbation of epidermal Langerhans cells in immunosuppressed human renal allograft recipients. Transplantation 37:168-174, 1984.
Streilein JW, Wood PJ, Lonsberry LW, Bergstresser PR: Induction of H-2 restricted contact hypersensitivity by hapten-derivatized skin grafts. evidence that the immunologic signal includes H-2 determinants derived from the skin Transplantation 37:195-201, 1984.
Rubsamen PE, McCulley J, Bergstresser PR, Streilein JW: On the Ia immunogenicity of mouse corneal allografts infiltrated with Langerhans cells. Invest Ophth Vis Sci 25:513-518, 1984.
Chaker MB, Tharp MD, Bergstresser PR: Rodent epidermal Langerhans cells demonstrate greater histochemical specificity for ADP than for ATP and AMP. J Invest Dermatol 82:496-500, 1984.
Bergstresser PR, Tigelaar RE, Streilein JW: Thy-l antigen-bearing dendritic cells in murine epidermis are derived from bone marrow precursors. J Invest Dermatol 83:83-87, 1984.
Bergstresser PR, Tigelaar RE, Tharp MD: Conjugated avidin identifies cutaneous rodent and human mast cells. J Invest Dermatol 83:214-218, 1984.
Tharp MD, Seelig LL, Tigelaar RE and Bergstresser PR: Conjugated avidin binds to mast cell granules. J Histochem and Cytochem 33:27-32, 1985.
Ahlfors EE, Larsson PA, Bergstresser PR: Langerhans cell surface densities in rat oral mucosa and human buccal mucosa. J Oral Pathol 14:390-397, 1985.
Heck EL, Bergstresser PR, Baxter CR: Composite skin graft: frozen dermal allografts support the engraftment and expansion of autologous epidermis. J Trauma 25:106-112, 1985.
Bergstresser PR, Sullivan S, Streilein JW, Tigelaar RE,: Origin and function of Thy-1+ epidermal cells in mice. J Invest Dermatol 85:85s-90s, 1985.
Sullivan S, Bergstresser PR, Tigelaar RE, Streilein JW: FACS purification of bone marrow-derived epidermal populations in mice: Langerhans cells and Thy-1+ dendritic cells. J Invest
Dermatol 84:491-495, 1985.
Nixon-Fulton J, Bergstresser PR, Tigelaar RE: Thy-1+ dendritic epidermal cells proliferate in response to Concanavalin A and interleukin 2. J Immunol 136:2776-2786, 1986.
Sullivan S, Bergstresser PR, Tigelaar RE, Streilein JW: Induction and regulation of contact hypersensitivity by resident, bone marrow-derived, dendritic epidermal cells: Langerhans cells and Thy-1+ epidermal cells. J Immunol 137:2460-2467, 1986.
Cruz PD, Charley MR, Bergstresser PR: Basic science conferences in residency training: A national survey. J Am Acad Dermatol 16:413-419, 1987.
Nixon-Fulton JL, Witte PL, Tigelaar RE, Kumar V, Bergstresser PR: Lack of dendritic Thy-1+ epidermal cells in mice with severe combined immunodeficiency disease. J Immunol 138:2902-2905, 1987.
Kuziel WA, Takashima A, Bonyhadi M, Bergstresser PR, Allison JP, Tigelaar RE, Tucker PW: Regulation of T cell receptor gamma RNA expression in murine Thy-1+ dendritic epidermal cells. Nature 328:263-266, 1987.
Cruz PD, East C, Bergstresser PR: Dermal, subcutaneous and tendon xanthomas: Diagnostic markers for specific lipoprotein disorders. J Am Acad Dermatol 1988;19:95-111.
Streilein JW and Bergstresser PR: Genetic factors in ultraviolet-B-induced suppression of contact hypersensitivity in mice. Immunogenetics 27:252-258, 1988.
Baker GC, Newton DE, Bergstresser PR: Increased readability improves the comprehension of written information for patients with skin disease. J Am Acad Dermatol 19:1135-1141, 1988.
Cruz PD, Nixon-Fulton JL, Tigelaar RE, Bergstresser PR: Local effects of UV radiation on immunization with contact sensitizers. I. Down-regulation of contact hypersensitivity by application of TNCB to UV-irradiated skin. Photodermatol 1988;5:126-132.
Nixon-Fulton JL, Hackett J, Bergstresser PR, Kumar V, Tigelaar RE: Phenotypic heterogeneity and cytotoxic activity of Con A and IL 2-stimulated cultures of mouse Thy-1+ epidermal cells. J Invest Dermatol 91:62-68, 1988.
Takashima A, Nixon-Fulton JL, Bergstresser PR, and Tigelaar RE: Thy-1+ dendritic epidermal cells in mice: Precursor frequency analysis and cloning of Concanavalin A-reactive cells. J Invest Dermatol 90:671-678, 1988.
Nixon-Fulton JL, Kuziel WA, Santerse B, Bergstresser PR, Tucker PW and Tigelaar RE: Thy-1+ epidermal cells in nude mice are distinct from their counterparts in thymus-bearing mice. A study of morphology, function, and T cell receptor expression. J Immunol 141:1897-1903, 1988.
Tigelaar RE, Nixon-Fulton J, Takashima A, Kuziel W, Takijiri C, Lewis J, Tucker P, and Bergstresser PR: Effect of keratinocyte cytokines on Thy-1+ dendritic cells. Ann NY Acad Sci 548:271-282, 1988.
Cruz PD, Jr., Nixon-Fulton J, Tigelaar RE, Bergstresser PR: Disparate effects of invitro UVB irradiation on intravenous immunization with epidermal cell subpopulations for the induction of contact hypersensitivity. J Invest Dermatol 92:160-165, 1989.
Rendon MI, Cruz PD, Sontheimer RD, Bergstresser PR: Acanthosis nigricans: A cutaneous marker of tissue resistance to insulin. J Am Acad Dermatol 21:461-469, 1989.
Coldiron BM, Bergstresser PR: Prevalence and clinical spectrum of skin disease in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus. Arch Dermatol 125:357-361, 1989.
Glass MJ, Bergstresser PR, Tigelaar RE, Streilein JW: UVB radiation and DNFB skin painting induce suppressor cells universally in mice. J Invest Dermatol 94:273-278, 1990.
Sullivan S, Bergstresser PR, Streilein JW: Analysis of dose response of contact hypersensitivity induction to trinitrochlorobenzene in mice. Pretreatment with cyclophosphamide reveals an optimal sensitizing dose. J Invest Dermatol 94:711-716, 1990.
Cockerell CJ, Bergstresser PR, Myrie-Williams C and Tierno P: Bacillary epithelioid angiomatosis occurring in an immunocompetent individual. Arch Dermatol 126:787-790, 1990.
Cruz PD Jr, Tigelaar RE, Bergstresser PR: Langerhans cells that migrate to skin following intravenous infusion regulate the induction of contact hypersensitivity. J Immunol 144:2486-2492, 1990.
Girolomoni G, Cruz PD Jr, Bergstresser PR: Internalization and acidification of surface HLA-DR molecules by epidermal Langerhans cells: A paradigm for antigen processing. J Invest Dermatol 94:753-760, 1990.
Tigelaar RE, Lewis JM and Bergstresser PR: TCR / dendritic epidermal T cells as constituents of skin-associated lymphoid tissue. J Invest Dermatol 94:58s-63s, 1990.
Simon JC, Cruz PD Jr., Bergstresser PR and Tigelaar RE: Low dose ultraviolet B-irradiated Langerhans cells preferentially activate CD4+ cells of the T helper 2 subset. J Immunol 145:2087-2091, 1990.
Simon JC, Cruz PD Jr., Tigelaar RE, Sontheimer RD and Bergstresser PR: Adhesion molecules CD11a, CD18, and ICAM-1 on human epidermal Langerhans cells serve a functional role in the activation of alloreactive T cells. J Invest Dermatol 96:148-151, 1991.
Simon JC, Cruz PD, Jr., Bergstresser PR and Tigelaar RE: Phorbol myristate acetate-activated keratinocytes stimulate proliferation of resting peripheral blood mononuclear lymphocytes via a MHC-independent, but protein kinase C- and ICAM-1 dependent mechanism. J Immunol 146:476-484, 1990.
Girolomoni G, Simon JC, Bergstresser PR and Cruz PD Jr.: Freshly isolated spleen dendritic cells and epidermal Langerhans cells undergo similar phenotypic and functional changes during short term culture. J Immunol 145:2820-2826, 1990.
Simon JC, Tigelaar RE, Bergstresser PR, Edelbaum D, Cruz PD Jr: Ultraviolet B radiation converts Langerhans cells from immunogenic to tolerogenic antigen presenting cells: Induction of specific clonal anergy in CD4+ T helper 1 cells. J Immunol 146:485-491, 1991.
Girolomoni G, Stone DK, Bergstresser PR and Cruz PD Jr.: Vacuolar acidification and bafilomycin-sensitive proton translocating ATPase in human epidermal Langerhans cells. J Invest Dermatol 96:735-741, 1991.