A-3 Assembly: April's A-3 of the Month
Bill Witmer, Medical Photographer

Bill Witmer, medical photographer in the dermatology department at Penn Med, is the A-3 Assembly's "A-3 of the Month" for April. A computer specialist as well as photographer, Bill dedicates his free time to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).

Some of the qualities for which he was chosen were summed up in a letter of nomination from his department chairman, Dr. John R. Stanley, which said in part:

"For the past 19 years, Bill Witmer has demonstrated again and again his personal and professional commitment to the Department of Dermatology. Originally hired as our departmental photographer, he quickly became invaluable as a member of our Pigmented Lesion Group. He photographs virtually every new patient and return patients as necessary to provide an invaluable and unique record of the progression of lesions...photographs all of our patients presented at Grand Rounds as well as any others that need this service....[and] serves as our graphic designer.

"He interacts with virtually every faculty member to create slide presentations, manuscripts, and art work for all projects done here. He also often provides this service to our associated faculty. As technology has developed, Bill has had the ability, initiative, and enthusiasm to be a leader in its use and teaching. He is now a superb computer graphic designer and a key contact in our department for computer problems of all kinds.

"Our research, clinical, and teaching programs are all enhanced greatly by his input."

Ed. Note: To nominate an employee as A-3 of the Month for May, the deadline is April 25, 1997. Send nominations to Stephanie Perkins-Lane, 119 Bennett Hall/6273.


Volume 43 Number 30
April 15, 1997

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