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Welcome to the Department of Dermatology!

Message from the Chair

The Department of Dermatology is committed to deliver exemplary patient care, teaching and research. We recognize the need to provide high quality services to benefit present and future patients suffering with abnormalities and diseases of the skin. Each member of our team works collectively towards building patient care services, educational programs and research that are critical to patient care outcomes.

The Department of Dermatology provides high quality medical and surgical dermatologic services for the diseases of the skin, hair and nails within its outpatient facility. These services include general dermatology, medical dermatology, pediatric dermatology, patch testing, dermatologic surgery, dermatopathology and cosmetic procedures. Our Residency Program offers professional training for residents and medical students in the latest skills and knowledge of dermatology. The department’s research activities include clinical investigations of novel therapeutics including the use of biologics and non-invasive tools in the management of psoriasis and melanoma respectively.

With its continued growth, the department’s primary focus is to establish itself as a center of excellence in clinical care, education and research, and a leading center for academic dermatology.

Thank you for visiting our site, I hope that you learn more about our department, the services we offer and the current research studies that we’re undertaking.

Babar K. Rao, MD
Acting Department Chair
Clinical Professor