Nicholas Perricone

Dr. Nicholas Perricone

Posted on January 20, 2015

Dr. Nicholas Perricone timeline, from his birth in 1948 through his successful career as a celebrity dermatologist with many books under his belt.

June 23, 1948
Nicholas Perricone is born in Branford, Connecticut.

At 23 years of age, after graduating college with a degree in English Literature, Nicholas Perricone feels worn out both mentally and physically. Doctors can find nothing wrong but he isn’t convinced, and so begins his interest in nutrition and medicine.

He meets Madeleine Moriarty, an admitted former call-girl, through a dating service called The Singles Network.

He marries Madeleine.

May 2000
He publishes The Wrinkle Cure with Rodale Reach.

Receives the 2000 Norman E Clark, Sr. Lecture Award given by the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) for his “dedication and contributions towards advancing Complementary and Alternative Medicine.”

May 2001
Warner Books publishes the trade paperback edition of The Wrinkle Cure.

Vogue names him one of the best dermatologists in the United States.

Oct. 2001
According to Madeleine, the couple has an argument over how much protein their daughter has eaten that day and Perricone breaks off a piece of the bedframe. She says: “He began to jab me with the end, and I was screaming and Caitlin was crying and the only thing that got him to stop was my threatening to call the police … This is a man who has some anger-management issues.”

His company grosses $11.9 million in this year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

March 24, 2002
The Wrinkle Cure paperback edition reaches #1 on the New York Times bestseller list and the Los Angeles Times bestseller list.

Publishes The Perricone Prescription with HarperCollins.

Receives the Eli Whitney Award given each year by the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association to an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to science, invention, and technology.

Sept. 2002
Hosts his second television special on PBS.

His company grosses $42.4 million in this year, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Publishes The Acne Prescription.

Sept 8, 2003
Perricone files for divorce and asks for sole custody of daughter Caitlin and sole occupancy of the couple’s Guilford, Connecticut estate.

Dec. 31, 2003
Makes a New Year’s resolution to help impoverished homeless children in Brazil.

The paperback edition of The Acne Prescription is published as The Clear Skin Prescription.

March 2004
Perricone agrees to joint custody of his daughter Caitlin.

Sept 2004
Ground is broken in a poor area of Sao Paulo, Brazil for a 1,700-student Catholic school. It is the first step in the Dr. Nicholas V. Perricone Project for the Children of Brazil. Perricone says: “Many years ago I read an article on the plight of the street children in Brazil and I thought someday if I had the financial means I’d like to do something about that.”

Oct. 27, 2004
Publishes The Perricone Promise – Look Younger, Live Longer in Three Easy Steps with Warner Books.

Nov. 2004
Due to his charity work in Brazil, Perricone is granted an audience with Pope John Paul II. He wants to take his daughter to meet the Pope, but ex-wife Madeleine won’t let him. Perricone takes the case before a judge, who allows Perricone to take their daughter to meet the Pope.

Nov. 10, 2004
He appears on the Oprah Winfrey show entitled “Look 10 Years Younger in 10 Days” and explains his theory of how eating the right foods can take years off one’s face.

Sept. 20, 2005
Publishes The Perricone Weight Loss Diet – A Simple 3-Part Plan to Lose the Fat, the Wrinkles, and the Years.

Sept. 29, 2005
Appears on NBC’s Today Show.

Dec. 2005
The Perricone Weight Loss Diet pledge program debuts on PBS. The show features information about the Perricone diet, including his food, supplements, food cravings, and weight loss strategies.

He publishes Ageless Face, Ageless Mind: Erase Wrinkles and Rejuvenate the Brain.

He publishes Forever Young: The Science of Nutrigenomics for Glowing, Wrinkle-Free Skin and Radiant Health at Every Age.