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  aelsensohn@llu.edu

Dermatology Interest Group 2022-2023

Co-Presidents: Ariel Park and Hannah Peterson
Community Service Coordinator: Cassandra Drew 
Treasurer: Bo Bitange
Secretary: Rebeckah Leigh
Social Media Chair: Donn LaTour 
MS1 Rep: Kaia Glendrange
MS2 Rep: Celeste Richardson
MS3 Rep: Savannah Hodgkin
MS4 Rep: Donn LaTour

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