A dermatologist is trained to diagnose and treat pediatric and adult patients with disorders of the skin, mouth, external genitalia, hair, and nails as well as a number of sexually transmitted diseases. The dermatologist has earned additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancers, melanomas, moles, and other tumors of the skin; management of contact dermatitis and other allergic and non-allergic skin disorders; and recognition of the skin manifestations of systemic (e.g., internal malignancy) and infectious diseases. Dermatologists earn special training in dermatopathology and in the surgical techniques used in dermatology. They also have expertise in the management of cosmetic disorders of the skin such as hair loss, scars, and the skin changes associated with aging.1
1 The American Board of Medical Specialties. Guide to Physician Specialties. Evanston, IL: American Board of Medical Specialties; February 2008.
Dermatology Faculty Advisors
Dermatology Interest Group
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Faculty Advisor: Sharon E. Jacob, MD, FAAD, FAAP and Shawna Langley, MD