Dr. Peter Heald is a native New Englander. He was raised in New Hampshire and graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College. He received his medical degree from Duke University where he also completed residencies in internal medicine and dermatology.
After a brief stint on the faculty at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Heald began a 23-year career on the faculty of the Yale School of Medicine, where he was a Professor of Dermatology. During his Yale career, Dr. Heald was awarded the Bohmfalk Teaching prize for best teacher, Upjohn research prize for dermatology research and has been awarded numerous lectureships from Harvard to Honolulu. Internationally, he has been a visiting professor in Ankara, Moscow, Kyoto, Seoul, Pusan, Brisbane, Sydney, Auckland, Berlin, Madrid, Paris, Budapest and London.
Dr. Heald frequently lectures on topics pertaining to the integration of new therapies into the treatment of skin diseases. Five of the therapies that Dr. Heald did research on reached final approval by the FDA.
Dr. Heald’s dermatologic specialties include but are not limited to: acne, skin cancers, psoriasis, lymphoma and complicated referrals in search of a diagnosis.
Dr. Heald is currently Professor Emeritus of Dermatology at Yale University and Clinical Professor of Dermatology at University of Connecticut. He is on staff at Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. Dr. Heald was a founding member and is still on the board of directors of the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Society for Investigative Dermatology and the New England Dermatologic Society.