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James Baral

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Biography of James Baral

The following information about Dr. Baral was found on the website for Reye’s syndrome, http://www.reyessyndrome.org/vlibrary.html.

James Baral was born in Krakow, Poland, a survivor of the Holocaust. He received his medical degree from the University of Sydney, Australia  and then immigrated to the United States where he received his New York State license. Baral began his career in the field of paediatric medicine. He was a resident pathologist in Sydney, working with Ralph Douglas Reye.

In 1980, Baral turned his attention to the study of dermatology, and his private practice was concentrated on cosmetic dermatology. He was affiliated with Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology and Pediatrics and a member of several medical societies including the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery. In 1997, he was named Mount Sinai School of Medicine's Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Baral's research has been widely published in many well-respected publications.

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