Thomas A. Cortese, JR., MD, PHD
I believe that physicians must carefully listen to each patient before a diagnosis is made and treatment is started. I owe this philosophy to my father, who said, ‘Always treat your patient
the way you would want to be treated.
- Thomas A. Cortese, JR., MD, PHD


Indiana University, IN

Medical Degree:
Indiana University School of Medicine, IN

Dermatology Residency:
Indiana University School of Medicine, IN
Marion County General Hospital, IN

Professional Memberships

Professional Membership History:
Alpha Chi Sigma Professional Chemical Society
Alpha Epsilon Delta (Honorary)
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
American Academy of Dermatology
American Academy of Family Practice
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Chemical Society
International Society for Dermatologic Surgery
American Medical Association
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Dean's Council, Indiana University School of Medicine
Indiana Academy of Family Practice
Indiana State Medical Association
Indiana University Alumni Association
International Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
International Society of Topical Dermatology
Indianapolis Medical Society
Pan American Medical Association
Phi Chi Medical Fraternity
Phi Eta Sigma (Honorary) Fraternity
Sigma Pi (Social) Fraternity
Sigma Xi
Society of Investigative Dermatology
Wayne State University Alumni Association
Well House Society, Indiana University


Valedictorian Award, Cathedral High School, IN
Scholarship Award to Indiana University
Vincent LaPenta Science Award
Paul C. Schulte Scholarship Award
Lion's Club Scholarship Award
Indiana University Orientation Leader Award
Indiana University Founder's Day Scholarship Award
United States Army Commendation Award and Medal, Presidio of San Francisco
Physician Recognition Award, AMA
Continuing Education Award, AAD


Some Effects of DMSO on Human Skin In Vivo: Sulzberger, M. B.; Cortese, T.A., Jr.; Fishman, L.; and Wiley, H.S.: Annals of the New York Academy of Science 141, 437-450, March 1967.

Friction Blisters: Clinical and Histological Investivagaions: Fukuyama, K. and Cortese, T.A., Jr.; Proc. XIII. International Congress of Dermatology 1968.

Friction Blisters Produced Under Controlled Conditions: Cortese, T.A., Jr.; Griffin T.B.; and Sulzberger, M.B.; Proc. XIII International Congress of Dermatology, 1968.

Coffee Reaginic Human Sera Tested in Human Volunteers and Macaque Monkeys: Layton, L.L.; Panzini, R.; and Cortese, T.A., Jr.; International Archives of Allergy, 33: 417-427, 1968.

Treatment of Friction Blisters. An Experimental Study: Cortese, A.A., Jr.: Fukuyama, K.; Epstein, W.: and Sulzberger, M.B.; Archives of Dermatology, 97: 717-721, 1968.

Experimental Friction Blisters in Macaque Monkeys: Cortese, T.A., Jr.; Griffin, T.B.; Layton, L.L.; and Hutsell, T.C.; Journal of Investigative Dermatology 53: 172-177, 1969.

Epidermal RNA, DNA and Protein Synthesis During Injury and Healing of Experimental Friction Blisters: An Auto-Radiographic Study: Epstein, W.L.; Fukuyama, K.; and Cortese, T.A., Jr.; Archives of Dermatology 99: 94-106, 1969.

In Vivo Observations of Skin Appendages in the Bat Wing: Cortese, T.A., Jr.; and Nicoll, P.A.; Journal of Investigative Dermatology 54: 1-10, 1970.

Complications of Ear Piercing: Cortese, T.A., Jr.; and Dickey, R.A.; AFP/GP 4: 66-72, 1971.
DMS0 in Dermatology: Dimethyl Sulfoxide, ed. S.W. Jacob, E. Rosenbaum, D. C. Wood, Vol. 1 New York: Marcel Dekker. 479 pp., 1971.

The Physiology of Skin: Nicoll, P.A. and Cortese, T.A., Jr. Am. Rev. Physiol. 34: 177-203, 1972.
Skin Care and the Season: Cortese, T.A., Jr.; and Sumrall, A.J.: Indianapolis Woman. 24-5, October 1985.