A native of Houston, John Wolf graduated from Lamar High School and Rice University. At Rice, he earned a degree in History with a minor in English. His collegiate passion for journalism, debate, and creative writing would later pay dividends as a dermatologist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) where he earned a master’s degree in anatomy and an MD degree in four years.
Following an internship at Cornell he joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in the Marshall Islands. Dr. Wolf’s training in dermatology at the University of California San Francisco was followed by a year as a senior registrar at St. Johns Hospital for Diseases of the Skin in London. He spent an additional year studying tropical medicine in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Dr. Wolf is the most tenured chair of a dermatology program in Texas history, having served 40 years as chair of the department of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine. He is a distinguished alumnus of Lamar High School, Rice University and UTMB. His keen interest in history made him a natural choice for the positions of historian for many major dermatology organizations. His lectures in dermatology are frequently filled with historical references and given with the skill of an award winner debater. Like some other exceptional dermatologists, he is a devotee of Sherlock Holmes.