About Us : Full-Time Faculty

Our Full-Time Faculty

Providing compassionate state-of-the art medical care, educating the dermatologists of tomorrow, advancing medical knowledge, and being a community partner takes extraordinary teamwork. Luckily, we have an extraordinary team who takes great pride in carrying out the missions of our department.

Aigen, Alyx Rosen, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Dermatologic and oncologic surgery, skin cancer treatment, dermatologic adverse events from cancer therapies, optimizing aesthetic outcomes following oncologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.

Ajdic, Dragana, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Special Interests: Molecular Microbiology and Bacterial Genetics with a special emphasis on regulatory mechanisms controlling gene expression, mechanisms of pathogenesis and biofilm formation by using systems biology approaches (bioinformatics, genomics, metagenomics and transcriptomics).

Akiyama, Tasuku, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Mechanisms of itch and pain.

Badiavas, Evangelos, M.D., Ph.D.
Special Interests: Dermatopathology, stem cell research, bone marrow, and tissue regeneration.

Bedogni, Barbara, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Special Interests: Melanoma skin cancer, basic mechanisms of melanoma development and progression, animal models of melanoma, therapeutics.

Anna Burdick
Burdick, Anne, M.D., M.P.H.
Special Interests: Telemedicine, Hansen’s disease, general dermatology.

Davis, Stephen
Research Professor
Special Interests: Wound healing & infection, antimicrobials, biofilms, electric stimulation, burn healing, scar formation, plasma energy.

Elgart, George, M.D.
Professor & Vice Chair-Education
Special Interests: Autoimmune blistering diseases, melanoma, immunodermatology & dermatopathology.

Franca, Katlein, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Special Interests: The psychosocial, environmental and therapeutic aspects of skin diseases such as vitiligo, hair disorders, melasma, hyperhidrosis, acne, and skin picking.

Hu, Shasa, M.D.
Associate Professor
Special Interests: Melanoma, pigmented lesions.

Jaimes, Natalia M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Early detection of skin cancer, dermoscopy, digital monitoring of pigmented lesions, confocal microscopy, melanoma and nevi.

Jimenez, Joaquin, M.D.
Research Professor
Special Interests: Hair disorders.

Jozic, Ivan, Ph.D.
Special Interests: Wound healing, diabetic foot ulcers, venous leg ulcers, and skin aging .

Keri, Jonette, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Special Interests: Acne, rosacea.

Kirsner, Robert S., M.D., Ph.D.
Harvey Blank Professor & Chairman
Special Interests: Wound healing, health care policy, cutaneous surgery, dermatoepidemiology.

Lev-Tov, Hadar, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Special Interest: Wound healing, Rosacea and general dermatology.

Li, Jie, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Special Interest: Angiogenesis, wound healing, tumor biology, extracellular matrix biology, keratinocyte biology.

Maderal, Andrea, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Rheumatologic dermatology, autoimmune disease, medical dermatology, cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease.

Miteva, Mariya M.D.
Associate Professor
Special Interests: Histopathology of hair diseases on transverse sections, hair loss, general dermatology and dermatopathology.

Mochizuki, Hideki Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Brain imaging of itch and the pathophysiology of itch.

Morrison, Brian, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Pigment disorders including melasma and vitiligo, cosmetic procedures and skin care, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, hair loss in men, nail surgery, platelet rich plasma (PRP), skin cancer and cutaneous surgery.

Nattkemper, Leigh Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Neurobiology of itch, molecular and genetic components of chronic itch, treatment of itch.

Nichols, Anna M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Medical dermatology, inpatient dermatology, inflammatory skin diseases, skin cancer treatment and prevention.

Nouri, Keyvan, M.D.
Louis C. Skinner, Jr., M.D. Endowed Chair in Dermatology
Richard Helfman Professor of Dermatologic Surgery
Special Interests: Mohs, micrographic surgery, dermatologic & laser surgery.

Pastar, Irena, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Special Interests: Wound healing, wound infection, host-bacteria interaction.

Paus, Ralf, M.D.
Special Interests: Biology and pathology of the hair follicle, skin neuroendocrinology and neuroimmunology, and the science and applications of stem cells residing in human skin.

Romanelli, Paolo, M.D.
Special Interests: Psoriasis, Vitiligo, Dermatitis, In-patient dermatology, Cardiocutaneous disease and Dermatopathology.

Schachner, Lawrence A., M.D.
Professor, Former Chair, & Stiefel Laboratories Chair
Special Interests: Pediatric dermatology, cutaneous infections, inflammatory diseases, hair disorders.

Schmidt, Fernanda, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Pediatric dermatology, congenital and acquired melanocytic lesions, vitiligo, ichthyosis and other disorders of keratinization, psoriasis, atopic dermatitis, hair and nail disorders, connective tissue disorders, and use of systemic immunosuppressive therapies in children.

Sebastia, Yesenia, APRN
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Clinical Practice
Special Interests: General dermatology & lasers.

Tang, Jennifer, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Special Interests: High risk squamous cell carcinomas, skin cancer treatment, wound healing.

Tomic-Canic, Marjana, Ph.D.
Professor and Vice Chair, Research
Special Interests: Keratinocyte/epidermal biology, tissue repair and regeneration, stem cell biology, inflammation and infection, skinomics, mechanisms of hormone/steroid signaling, molecular basis of skin diseases, prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers of wound healing.

Tosti, Antonella, M.D.
Fredric Brandt, MD Professor
Special Interests: Hair, nails, contact allergy and patch testing.

Wendschuh, Peter, M.D., Ph.D.
Staff Physician
Special Interests: General dermatology.

Wikramanayake, Tongyu Cao, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor
Special Interests: Epidermaland appendage (hair follicle, sebaceous gland, etc.) differentiation and disorders.

Yosipovitch, Gil, M.D.
Special Interests: Investigating the causes and treatments of complex skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, and diseases of other organ systems with skin manifestations and chronic itch.

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