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Dr. Rene Martin Earles

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Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Dermatologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown
Favorite Food:
Crab Cakes
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Mexico
Favorite Quote:
If A Man Is Out Of Step With His Companions, It Is Because He Hears A Different Drum.

Birthplace

Born:
10/31/1940
Birth Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana

Profession

Category:
MedicalMakers
Occupation(s):
Dermatologist

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Brown
Favorite Food:
Crab Cakes
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Mexico
Favorite Quote:
If A Man Is Out Of Step With His Companions, It Is Because He Hears A Different Drum.

Birthplace

Born:
10/31/1940
Birth Location:
New Orleans
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Biography

Dermatologist Dr. Rene Martin Earles has developed techniques and products formulated for the uniqueness of African American skin and hair. Dr. Rene Martin Earles was born on October 31, 1940, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Growing up in Washington, D.C., Earles graduated from Coolidge Senior High School in 1958. Following high school graduation, Earles attended Howard University, where he received his B.S. degree in chemistry and biology in 1963. Upon graduation, Earles attended the College of Medicine at Howard University and finished with his M.D. degree in 1967. Throughout his tenure in medical school, Earles worked at the Freedmen’s Hospital.

Earles held a residency at the District of Columbia General Hospital in general surgery. The following year, 1969, he began a second internship in orthopedic surgery. In 1970, Earles joined the United States Navy to direct the Medical Clinic at Sand Point Naval Air Station in Seattle, Washington. While in the Navy, he received a preceptorship in dermatology at the University of Washington, beginning his career as a dermatologist. In 1972, Earles moved to Chicago, Illinois, to begin a dermatological residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital. Three years later, Earles opened a private practice in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. In 1976, Earles attended a course in hair transplantation in Arkansas. The following year, he developed his own surgical technique for treating alopecia marginalis, hair loss at the hairline, in African American women. This procedure is called the “Earles’ flap” and revolutionized the field of hair transplantation for black females. This led to his appointment as chairman in the Division of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago from 1979 until 1981.

Earles presented his findings of strategies for hair loss management for African American males and females at numerous conferences and magazines including the Journal of the National Medication Association, Ebony, American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, Essence, and the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology. Earles has served as a consultant for African American personal care lines including SoftSheen-Carson and Fashion Fair Cosmetics. This early work helped prepare Earles to launch his own skin and hair product line, Dr. Earles, in which he has received two United States patents for an anti-dandruff formula and the process by which it is made. The company, Dr. Earles, LLC, is operated by his son, Robert Earles.

Earles is a member of multiple professional organizations including the National Medication Association, the American Academy of Dermatology, and the Chicago Dermatologic Society. He was named by Black Enterprise magazine as one of the top African American physicians. Earles has twenty thousand active patients and has treated over two hundred thousand people in the course of a forty-year career.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about the origin of his middle name
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles remembers his mother and maternal grandmother
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about his father's education
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his likeness to his father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles recalls his travels along U.S. Route 61
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles lists his parents' siblings
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about his parents' marriage
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Dr. Rene Martine Earles describes his earliest childhood memory
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles remembers Sylvanie F. Williams School in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles recalls his family's move to Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about his childhood in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his relationship with his siblings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles remembers his elementary schools in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his early religious experiences
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about the evolution of his career aspirations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles remembers Hugh M. Browne Junior High School in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 2 Story: 10 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his early personality
  • Tape: 2 Story: 11 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles remembers Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his paternal grandmother's lessons
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles remembers his experiences at Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles recalls his decision to attend Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles remembers his high school prom
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about his early employment
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles recalls his introduction to Howard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his experiences at Howard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles recalls his decision to Howard University College of Medicine
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles remembers his early experiences at Howard University College of Medicine
  • Tape: 3 Story: 10 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about his struggle with attention deficit disorder
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles remembers his professors at Howard University College of Medicine
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles recalls his residency in orthopedic surgery
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles remembers practicing medicine at Lorton Reformatory in Lorton, Virginia
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles recalls studying dermatology at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his residency at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about the early years of his dermatology practice
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes the Earles flap
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about the development of his dermatology practice
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles recalls his foray into product development
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about his hair and skin care product line, Dr. Earles, pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles remembers meeting John H. Johnson of Johnson Products Company
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his work for Fashion Fair cosmetics and Soft Sheen Products, Inc.
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about his article on the Earles flap
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his method of treating keloids
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles talks about his hair and skin care product line, Dr. Earles, pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles describes his children
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles reflects upon his life
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles recites his poem, 'Bull Spit,' pt. 1
  • Tape: 5 Story: 11 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles recites his poem, 'Bull Spit,' pt. 2
  • Tape: 5 Story: 12 - Dr. Rene Martin Earles shares a verse from his song, 'Oh Baby'