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Dr. Neil Fenske earns award from his alma mater

As part of its 150th anniversary celebration, Minnesota-based Gustavus Adolphus College has named USF dermatologist Neil Alan Fenske, MD, one of the recipients of its Sesquicentennial Awards.

photo of Dr. Fenske, at right, accepting award.

Dr. Neil Fenske accepts award from Gustavus Adolphus College president Jack R. Ohle.

Dr. Fenske, professor and chairman of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery in the USF Morsani College of Medicine, graduated cum laude from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1969. He accepted the honor earlier this year when Gustavus Adolphus College president Jack R. Ohle presented him with the award, a specially designed sculpture that replicates the original, much larger sculpture designed by Greg Mueller for the school’s anniversary.

The school is presenting the award throughout the year to 150 alumni, parents, friends, and retired faculty and staff who have impacted the life of the college.

Named in 2008 as one of Women’s Health Magazine’s Top 17 Dermatologists for women in the nation and the only physician in any specialty in the greater Tampa Bay area, Dr. Fenske is Medical Director of the USF Health Cosmetic and Laser Center and a Professor of Oncologic Sciences as well as Pathology and Cell Biology. Dr. Fenske has been widely recognized by his peers in America’s Top Doctors, America’s Top Cancer Doctors, America’s Best Doctors and the Guide to America’s Top Physicians. He is past president of five dermatology organizations and is president elect for the Florida Society of Dermatologic Surgery and the Noah Worcester Dermatological Society. Dr. Fenske started the USF Dermatology Residency Program in 1980 and is actively involved in governance of the USF Physicians Group. His areas of special interest are skin cancer melanoma, psoriasis and Cosmetic Dermatology.