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Department of Dermatology

The University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Dermatology is dedicated to improving the quality of life for patients afflicted with skin disease through state-of-the-art patient care, education and research.

Our clinicians/researchers treat patients with a wide range of skin disorders and cancerous lesions, train the next generation of dermatologists and conduct cutting-edge science to broaden our understanding of skin disorders and improve treatment options.

Through a concerted combination of individualized patient care, enhanced educational opportunities and state-of-the-art laboratory research, the department is committed to contributing to the advancement of the field clinically, academically and scientifically.

Activities of the department include:

  • Medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology services
  • Specialized Mohs surgery service offered both downtown and at Columbia locations
  • Clinical trials for new treatment regimens
  • Patch testing services for allergic contact dermatitis
  • Innovative UV treatment/phototherapy services for common dermatologic skin disorders such as atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, and psoriasis
  • Participation in research aimed at improving treatments and outcomes for dermatologic skin disease

The Department of Dermatology treats a growing volume of patients, offers a highly competitive residency program for aspiring dermatologists, and has seen significant increases in federally funded research initiatives.