The Frankel Family Division of Melanocytic Tumors

With the extraordinary generosity of David Frankel, M.D., and his family, the Miller School’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery has established The Frankel Family Division of Melanocytic Tumors, bringing researchers and physicians one step closer to conquering a formidable foe.


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

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

Hu, Shasa, M.D.
Assistant 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.

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.

Tang, Jennifer, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Special Interests: High risk cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas and chronic wounds.