Kirsner Lab : Dr. Kirsner’s Bio

Dr. Robert Kirsner

Dr. Kirsner is a Tenured Professor, Chairman and holds the endowed Harvey Blank Chair in Dermatology in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He currently serves as director of the University of Miami Hospital Wound Center and Chief of Dermatology at the University of Miami Hospital. Dr. Kirsner received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University (1984) and received his medical degree from the University of Miami (1988) and after his clinical training he completed his doctorate in Epidemiology from the University of Miami (2004). Dr. Kirsner completed a fellowship in wound healing (1992) and his residency (1995) in dermatology at the University of Miami. With research interests in Wound Healing and Skin Cancer Epidemiology, Dr. Kirsner serves on the editorial boards for a number of journals in Dermatology and Wound Healing. He recently completed his term as currently chair of the American Academy of Dermatology’s Council on Education and Maintenance of Certification and is a trustee for the Dermatology Foundation. Dr. Kirsner is recently retired board member of the Wound Healing Society, is past president of the Association for the Advancement of Wound Care and the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. In addition to career development awards and industry sponsored funding, he is a recipient of NIH, ACS, CDC funding for his research. Independent of books, book chapters and abstracts, he has published over 400 articles.