Stuart Maddin

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Dr. Stuart Maddin was a Clinical Professor Emeritus and UBC graduate, and was affiliated with the Department of Dermatology for more than 50 years. Over the course of his 65-year career as an international practitioner, educator, researcher, and public advocate, he helped to lead the evolution of dermatology. He touched the lives of many people, and his contributions to the field, both nationally and internationally, are legendary.

The son of a pharmacist, Dr. Maddin was born and raised in Cupar, Saskatchewan. He graduated from UBC in 1942 and completed his medical training at Dalhousie University in 1947. This was followed by dermatology residency training in Vancouver and the New York University. Over the next 60 years, Dr. Maddin was affiliated with UBC’s medical school and succeeded in rising through the academic ranks to become a full Clinical Professor in 1982.

To say that Dr. Maddin was a leader in his field would be an understatement. He was involved in all the major initiatives in Canadian dermatology over the past 60 years and held leadership positions in most major dermatology organizations, including the Canadian Dermatology Foundation, the Canadian Dermatology Association, the American Dermatological Association, the International Committee of Dermatology, and the International League of Dermatologic Societies. He authored more than 60 articles and eight textbooks in the field of dermatology and was the founder and editor-in-chief of Skin Therapy Letter, a publication that is indexed by the National Library of Medicine. In short, he was an extraordinary man whose lifetime’s work was devoted to the study, care, consideration, and celebration of skin.

Dr. Maddin left an indelible impression on everyone he met. He had a European flair for fashion, a gift for storytelling, and a sharp and curious mind. In the dermatology community he was a trailblazer; at home he was a loyal friend, guiding father and devoted husband. Everyone who knew him has personal stories of how he helped and inspired them. Always personable, he was well known for remembering the names and stories of everyone he met. He was a generous soul and a remarkable intellect, with seemingly endless patience and energy. Dr. Maddin will be remembered with fondness and respect by friends, colleagues and students alike.

The impact of your support

The Stuart Maddin Leadership Strategy Fund was originally established in 2010 by the Department of Dermatology to celebrate his 90th birthday.

Your gift will honour Dr. Maddin’s lifetime accomplishments and ensure an enduring legacy for his illustrious career. Funds raised will be used to further advance dermatologic therapeutics, leadership, and mentorship, the three areas in which his impact was most profound.

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