Research & Clinical Trials


Structure of the Research Division at the Department of Dermatology: A Recipe for Successful Innovations Pipeline


Research at the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine consists of multidisciplinary basic, translational and clinical research groups. Our research efforts integrate basic science, preclinical studies, drug development, clinical and epidemiologic research, providing unique environment in which basic science discovery can be tested in multitude pre-clinical animal models (including primary human; murine and porcine), developed into potential therapy and tested in clinical trials. The research areas represented in our research base include aging, inflammation, microbiology, genomics, pharmacology, biochemistry, cell and stem cell biology, biochemistry and bacteriology as well as clinical areas of research in biology/pathology of the eye, gastro-intestinal tract, diabetes, cancer and paralysis, to name a few. Although research expertise includes general skin disorders our major areas of interests are biology, pathology and treatment of wound healing, skin cancer and skin infection. Our goal is to utilize cutting edge technologies to advance science of skin biology and bring new discoveries from bench to patients at the bedside.

Mission Statement

Advance skin science through discovery and dissemination of new knowledge, development and implementation of novel therapies, and by fostering future generations of scientists, physicians and physician scientists.

Research Goals

1. Leadership in skin science discovery, dissemination and translation.
2. Contributions to skin science that are novel, paradigm shifting and translate to patient care.
3. Mentoring future generation of scientists and physicians.