Leonard Milstone, MD
July 8, 2011 ~ Top of the World Observation Deck

FIRST Executive Director, Jean Pickford; and President Dave Scholl present Dr. Milstone with a token of appreciation from FIRST.
member emeritus & Medical and Scientific Advisory Board Chairman Leonard Milstone, MD was honored by FIRST at a Testimonial Dinner. The dinner was held on Friday evening, July 8 at the Top of the World Observation Deck in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore was hosting the 37th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology(SPD).   Close to 100 friends, colleagues, and family members attended this memorable evening which raised more than $45,000 to support FIRST’s research fund.
The evening featured tributes by family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Milstone, including Anne Lucky, Lowell Goldsmith, Mary Williams, Amy Paller, Elena Levitan, Keith Choate, Len’s son Aaron Milstone, and FIRST President, Dave Scholl.
Dr. Milstone, a dermatologist with Yale Medical group, was invited to become involved with FIRST in 1981, when it was still known as the National Ichthyosis Foundation (NIF). He served on the medical board for seven years and then was asked to be the chairperson, which he has remained ever since. Dr. Milstone served on FIRST’s Board of Directors from 1997 until 2006 when he was asked to remain as a board member emeritus, a lifetime position. Currently Dr. Milstone serves on the Advisory Committee for the National Registry for Ichthyosis & Related Disorders, and is the Chairperson of FIRST’s Research Grant Committee. 
FIRST is very grateful to Dr. Milstone. As one of the original devoted dermatologists who founded, nurtured, and has grown FIRST to what it is today, he is so deserving of this honor. Holding many leadership positions within our organization over the past thirty years, and devoting a major part of his career to studying and treating patients with all forms of ichthyosis, it was a privilege to honor him.

Ken & Elena Levitan and Janet & John McCoy  Keith Choate, Leonard Milstone, Jean Pickford, Brian See  Ellen Clemmer, Leonard Milstone, Jean O'Brien


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