JUNE 1, 2018
Dr. Battle, who is co-founder and co-chair of SOCSS, was recognized for his contributions in fostering innovation and improvement in dermatology through increased emphasis on skin of color education and research.
“Dr. Battle’s tireless support and advocacy has been instrumental in starting the industry wide shift towards dermatology education that is inclusive of all skin types,” said Shelley Tanner, CEO and president of SanovaWorks, which produces JDD and SOCSS. “Dr. Battle received the award for his commitment to safe, accessible, and cutting-edge dermatology care for patients of all ethnicities and for being a champion for this cause.”
Dr. Battle is CEO and founder of Cultura Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Center in Washington, D.C. He is also the recipient of many national academic honors and awards, including having been inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.
His research with Harvard Medical School helped usher in a new generation of non-invasive “color blind” cosmetic lasers. Dr. Battle is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery and several international societies. In addition, Dr. Battle is past chairman of the dermatology section of the National Medical Association and past president of the Howard University Medical Alumni Association. He is on the medical staff at Howard University Hospital in the department of dermatology.
The recipient of the Innovations in Skin of Color Dermatology Award, given by the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, is nominated and chosen through the recommendation of a panel of senior national thought-leaders in dermatology, a committee of dermatology practitioners and several industry leaders.