Dr. Rhett Drugge is a native of Darien, Connecticut and a graduate of Harvard University. Graduating with a baccalaureate degree in History, he went to Washington DC and wrote senatorial speeches for Connecticut Senator Lowell Weicker. He distinguished himself in medical research at Yale University by co discovering the receptor for cyclosporin A (a major drug for organ transplant patients). He then matriculated to New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York where he went on to receive his medical degree.
He completed his medical internship at New York University and then served his Dermatology Residency at the University of Michigan. Board Certified in Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in 1992. He was on the clinical faculty at NYU’s Department of Dermatology. He is the founder of the Internet Dermatology Society and he is the Chief Editor of the Electronic Textbook of Dermatology.
Dr. Drugge has a special interest in imaging technologies which enhance physician to physician communications & dermatology information systems. In 2008 Dr. Drugge was granted a patent for his unique invention, the Melanoscan system for whole body imaging, which aids in the early detection of skin cancers. Dr. Drugge and his wife Heather live in Darien with their three children.