Our Doctors & Staff

Our Doctors

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.
Assistant 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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Nichols, Anna M.D., Ph.D.
Clinical Instructor
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 Assistant Professor
Special Interests: Wound healing, wound infection, host-bacteria interaction.

Romanelli, Paolo, M.D.
Special Interests: Dermatopathology, cardiocutaneous diseases, and psoriasis.

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

Sebastia, Yesenia, ARNP-BC
Advanced Reg Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Practice
Special Interests: General dermatology & lasers.

Tomic-Canic, Marjana, Ph.D.
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.
Special Interests: Hair, nails, contact allergy and patch testing.

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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