Michael Girardi, MD, FAAD

Professor of Dermatology; Dermatology; Director, Residency Program; Vice Chair

Departments & Organizations

Dermatology: Medical Dermatology: Yale Dermatology Associates

Faculty Research


Immunology and Immunotherapy

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Immunology | Hematology Program

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Girardi is Professor, Vice Chair, and Program Director for the Department of Dermatology of the Yale School of Medicine. He has a broad research and mentoring background in cutaneous immunology, cutaneous carcinogenesis, and cutaneous lymphoma. During more than 15 years leading an NCI-funded research program at Yale, his laboratory is credited with major contributions to our understanding of skin cancer development, and in particular regarding the communication between keratinocytes and various cells of the immune system. Specifically, the Girardi lab has elucidate roles for gamma-delta T cells, NKG2D ligands, and Langerhans cells in cutaneous biology and skin cancer. He actively collaborates with the Dept of Bioengineering on developing nanoparticle-based skin delivery systems. He also has actively collaborated with the Dept of Genetics to identify mutational drivers of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL), his clinical focus. Dr. Girardi is the Director of the Photopheresis Unit, and investigates the potential modifications to this the treatment for CTCL, cGVHD, scleroderma, and organ transplant rejection.

Education & Training

BS Brown University, Biology & Computer Science (2016)
MD Yale University (1992)
Research Fellow Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Resident Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Research Fellow Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Intern Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
Board Certification AB of Dermatology, Dermatology (1997, recertified: 2005)

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Contact Info

Michael Girardi, MD, FAAD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Dermatology AssociatesDoctors Building
2 Church Street South, Ste 305

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Hematology/Cutaneous LymphomaSmilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven
35 Park Street, Ste 11th Floor

New Haven, CT 06511
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208059
333 Cedar Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8059

Curriculum Vitae

Girardi Lab