Lee T. Nesbitt, Jr., MD

Henry Jolly Professor of Dermatology
Chairman Department of Dermatology

1542 Tulane Ave.
Room 634
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 568-7110
Fax: (504) 568-2170


BS - 1963
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

MD - 1966
Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA

Bio Dr. Nesbitt joined the full time faculty at LSUHSC in 1972 and was a Research Investigator at the Veterans Administration Hospital, with investigations in lupus erythematosus and other immunologic skin disorders. He was made Acting Chief of the Department of Dermatology at Tulane School of Medicine from 1977 to 1981, where he became Clinical Professor of Dermatology. He has continued professorships at both LSU and Tulane University Schools of Medicine to this time and was named Head of the Department of Dermatology at LSUHSC in 1988, a position he held until 2002. In 1998, he was named the Henry Jolly Professor of Dermatology at LSUHSC. He has twice been named President of the Louisiana Dermatological Society, has served for 9 years as a Director of the American Board of Dermatology of which he was President from 2000-2001, and has served for 2 terms on the Residency Review Committee in Dermatology. He was selected into membership of the American Dermatological Association, the country's oldest honorary dermatological organization, in 1985, and has served on its Board of Directors from 1999 to the present. He is a member of numerous other organizations in dermatology and ancillary fields, and has served on numerous committees and task forces within the specialty.
Clinical Interests Basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma
Blistering skin disorders (pemphigus, pemphigoid, etc.)
Autoimmune connective tissue disorders (lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma)
Infectious diseases of the skin (fungal, bacterial, and viral infections)
Cutaneous manifestations of systemic diseases
Ultraviolet light induced skin disorders
Allergic skin disorders
Severe psoriasis
Selected Publications

Nesbitt LT, Glucocorticosteroids. In: Bolognia JL et al (Editors), Publications:, Dermatology, Mosby Publishers, 1979-1989, 2003.

Massengale WT, Nesbitt LT, Xanthomas. In: Bolognia JL et al (Editors), Dermatology, Mosby Publishers, 1447-1454, 2003.

Williams LC, Nesbitt LT, Update on Systemic Glucocorticosteroids in Dermatology., Dermatologic Clinics, Volume 19, No 1, 63-77, 2001.

Nesbitt, LT, Greer DL, Mycobacterial Infections. In: Aly R and Maibach HI (Editors), Atlas of Infections of the Skin, Churchill Livingstone Publishers, 139-150, 1999.

Nesbitt LT, Evaluating the Patient with a Skin Infection. In: Sanders CV and Nesbitt LT (Editors), The Skin and Infection, Williams & Wilkins Publishers, 1-13, 1995.