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.
Ajdic, Dragana, Ph.D.
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.
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.
Special Interests: Melanoma skin cancer, basic mechanisms of melanoma development and progression, animal models of melanoma, therapeutics.
Burdick, Anne, M.D., M.P.H.
Special Interests: Telemedicine, Hansen’s disease, general dermatology.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Special Interest: Wound healing, Rosacea and general dermatology.
Li, Jie, M.D., Ph.D.
Special Interest: Angiogenesis, wound healing, tumor biology, extracellular matrix biology, keratinocyte biology.
Maderal, Andrea, M.D.
Special Interests: Rheumatologic dermatology, autoimmune disease, medical dermatology, cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease.
Miteva, Mariya M.D.
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.
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.
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
Chief of Dermatology Services at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center/University of Miami Hospital and Clinics
Director of Mohs, Dermatologic & Laser Surgery
Director of Surgical Training
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.
Rosen, Alyx, M.D.
Special Interests: Dermatologic and oncologic surgery, skin cancer treatment, dermatologic adverse events from cancer therapies, optimizing aesthetic outcomes following oncologic surgery, and cosmetic dermatology.
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.
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.
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.
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.