Dermatology Overview

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 Core Curriculum

Dermatology Faculty Advisors

Ashley Elsensohn, MD, MPH

Dermatology Interest Group 2023-2024

Co-Presidents: Bekah Leigh and Savannah Hodgkin 
Vice President: Esther (Dahyeon) Kim 
Secretary/Treasurer: Celeste Richardson
Research and Resource Coordinator: Hannah Peterson
Lestonnac Free Clinic Liasion: Yuna Han
Dermatology Street Medicine Coordinator: Patricia Principe 
MS4 representative: George Mukosera
MS3 representative: Kalisa Lum 
MS2 representative: Leah Thomas 
MS1 representative: Isabella Oh

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