Dr. Robert A. Norman of Dr. Robert A. Norman Dermatology is a board-certified dermatologist who has been in practice for over 20 years and serves the communities of Riverview and Tampa, Florida. Dr. Norman completed his pre-med, medical, and public health training at Michigan State University, Midwestern University, the Cleveland Clinic, and the University of South Florida.
He is a faculty member for five medical schools and has been honored with numerous service and teaching awards, including Physician of the Year (2005), the Distinguished Service Award (2007) in Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida, and the Tampa Bay Medical Hero Award (2008).
Dr. Norman has written 23 books, including The Woman Who Lost Her Skin (And Other Dermatological Tales) primarily based on articles he has written in Discover magazine, and Mother Nature, Father Time-Tales of Medicine. He has been the editor of four textbooks on Geriatrics and Geriatric Dermatology and published over 100 articles in various major media publications. Dr. Norman has a private practice and is the chief physician and owner of Dermatology Healthcare, founded in 1994, which delivers essential skin care services for nursing home patients. He provides many national and international lectures each year. In October of 2007, he was the section director and lecturer in Geriatric Dermatology at the World Congress of Dermatology in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He is a frequent medical volunteer and is at the gold level in the AAD Leadership Circle for Volunteerism. His most recent mission trips were to Jamaica in April of 2009 and July and April of 2008 and Guatemala in January 2007. Other trips have included Haiti, Cuba, and Argentina.
He and his wife, Carol, have five children brought together in a blended family. Dr. Norman is very active in his community serving on the board of many organizations, as well as donating his services. When he can he plays tennis, and enjoys trapshooting, biking, kayaking and playing the harmonica.