Dermatology Faculty

Edelson, Richard L


Research Interests:Cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL); Human T cell physiology; Immunobiology of normal and diseased skin

Clinical Interests:Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL); dermatology; skin care

Antaya, Richard Joseph

Research Interests:Atopic dermatitis; Infantile hemangiomas; Warts; Genetic skin diseases

Clinical Interests:Pediatric dermatology; Pediatric dermatological surgery; Laser surgery; Hemangiomas and vascular malformations; Moles; Nevi; Atopic dermatitis; Psoriasis; Genetic skin diseases; Moluscum contagiosum; Warts

Bolognia, Jean L.

Research Interests:Clinicopathologic correlations regarding various types of melanocytic nevi (moles) and melanoma; Cutaneous side effects of chemotherapy

Clinical Interests:Melanoma; moles; birthmarks; skin cancer

Book, Samuel Ephraim

Clinical Interests:Skin cancer; Mohs micrographic surgery; basal cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma; melanoma; botox

Bosenberg, Marcus W.

Research Interests:Melanocytic neoplasms; Soft tissue tumors; Cutaneous lymphoma; Genodermatoses

Clinical Interests:Dermatopathology; melanoma; skin cancer

Braverman, Irwin Merton

Research Interests:Connective tissue disorders; Vasculitis; Microcirculation of human skin; Mycosis fungoides; Aging in human skin; Cutaneous microcirculation

Clinical Interests:Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL); psoriasis; paraneoplastic disorders; Kaposi's sarcoma; connective tissue (collagen vascular) disorders; blistering diseases; diagnostic puzzles

Bunick, Christopher

Research Interests:structural biology of skin proteins; x-ray crystallography; epidermal structure and function; structure-based drug design

Clinical Interests:general medical dermatology; skin cancer; dermatologic surgery

Choate, Keith Adam

Research Interests:Human Genetics; Genodermatoses; Gene Discovery; Genetic Mosaicism; Disorders of keratinization; Mosaic skin disorders; Stem cell biology; Developmental biology; Epidermal differentiation; Sequencing technology

Clinical Interests:inflammatory disorders; autoimmune disorders; psoriasis; acne; genetic skin disorders; ichthyosis, epidermal nevi; skin cancer; melanoma; basal cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma

Choi, Jaehyuk

Clinical Interests:Complex dermatologic disease, including skin cancer (squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, melanoma), psoriasis, and autoimmune connective tissue disease such as lupus, lichen planus, and sarcoidosis. Use of systemic dermatologic therapies including Enbrel, Humira, Stelara, and other steroid sparing agents. Collaboration with Yale Cancer Center Genetic Counseling Program in evaluating patients with a genetic predisposition to internal cancer who may have unique dermatologic concerns: help with diagnosis, managing dermatologic issues, as well as screen for skin cancer, for which some of these patients have an elevated risk.

Choi, Jennifer Nam

Research Interests:Cutaneous side effects of chemotherapy and radiation; Melanoma treatment

Clinical Interests:Cutaneous side effects of chemotherapy and radiation; Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer surveillance and treatment; Surveillance and management for patients at high risk for skin cancer; Psoriasis; Biologic therapy; Complex Medical Dermatology; Surgical/Procedural dermatology

Christensen, Sean Ryan

Research Interests:Molecular mechanism of skin cancer development; Regulation of protein translation in keratinocytes; Regulation of keratinocyte stem cells and tumor initiating cells within precancerous field lesions

Clinical Interests:skin cancer; Mohs micrographic surgery and reconstruction; squamous cell carcinoma; basal cell carcinoma; melanoma; rare skin tumors; high-risk skin tumors; photodynamic therapy

Colegio, Oscar Rene

Research Interests:Squamous cell carcinoma; Casal cell carcinoma; Melanoma; Tumor-associated macrophages; Immunology; Hypoxia; Epithelial-mesenchymal transitions; Solid organ transplantation

Clinical Interests:Skin Diseases Associated with Solid Organ Transplantation; Skin Cancer; Squamous Cell Carcinoma; Basal Cell Carcinoma; Melanoma

Cowper, Shawn Edwin

Research Interests:Alopecia; Cutaneous lymphoma; Pathology informatics; Nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy; Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis

Clinical Interests:General dermatopathology; alopecia; cutaneous lymphoma; pathology informatics; nephrogenic fibrosing dermopathy/nephrogenic systemic fibrosis; adnexal neoplasms

Craiglow, Brittany Gareth

Research Interests:inherited disorders of keratinization, including ichthyosis and palmoplantar keratoderma; genetic skin disease

Clinical Interests:pediatric dermatology; genetic skin disease; atopic dermatitis (eczema); psoriasis; acne; warts; infantile hemangiomas; vascular malformations; alopecia areata; cutaneous lupus; morphea; lichen sclerosus; ichthyosis; palmoplantar keratoderma

Galan, Anjela

Research Interests:Malignant melanoma; Lyme disease; Bullous skin disorders

Clinical Interests:General dermatopathology; dermatology; pathology and molecular studies; skin neoplasms, including malignant melanoma; soft tissue tumors; Lyme disease

Girardi, Michael

Research Interests:Cancer; Carcinogenesis; Cellular Immunology; Chemotherapy; Dermatology; DNA; Immunobiology; Immunology; Receptors; Tumor Immunology

Clinical Interests:Cutaneous lymphoma (including mycosis fungoides, Sezary syndrom, lymphomatoid papulosis, and other variants of cutaneous T cell lymphoma (CTCL) and cutaneous B cell lymphoma (cutaneous marginal zone lymphoma, cutaneous follicular cell lymphoma); connective tissue disorders and other complex medical dermatology disease (cutaneous lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, sarcoidosis); graft-versus host disease (GVHD); skin cancers and patients at high risk (melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma); Photopheresis Unit / Treatment Center

Glusac, Earl John

Research Interests:Histologic mimickers of malignant melanoma

Clinical Interests:Histologic mimickers of malignant melanoma

Halaban, Ruth

Research Interests:Genes controlling differentiation, proliferation; malignant transformation of melanocytes; Growth factors and receptor kinases; Signal transduction; Epigenetic modification and gene expression; Markers for melanoma; Next-Generation sequencing; mutations

Hanlon, Douglas John

Research Interests:Transimmunization Therapy

Imaeda, Suguru

Clinical Interests:Cutaneous oncology; pigmented lesions; tropical diseases; medical and surgical treatment of skin cancers

Kahan, Ronald S

Research Interests:Methods for simplifying and optimizing the treatment of leg vein pathology

Clinical Interests:Evaluation and treatment of leg vein pathology, including varicose veins, reticular veins and telangiectases, utilizing sclerotherapy, phlebectomy and lasers; laser treatment of facial telangiectases and erythema

King, Brett Andrew

Research Interests:Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN); Stevens johnson syndrome (SJS); Systemic sclerosis (scleroderma); alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, alopecia universalis

Clinical Interests:recalcitrant skin disease; atopic dermatitis (eczema); psoriasis; autoimmune blistering diseases such as pemphigus vulgaris and bullous pemphigoid; autoimmune connective tissue diseases such as lupus, systemic sclerosis (scleroderma), and morphea; inflammatory disorders such as lichen planus, pityriasis rubra pilaris, sarcoidosis and granuloma annulare; pruritus (itch) and delusions of parasitosis; cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

Ko, Christine J

Research Interests:Adnexal tumors; Benign and malignant epidermal tumors; Vascular tumors

Clinical Interests:Dermatopathology; adnexal and keratinocytic neoplasms; clinical pathologic correlation of inflammatory dermatoses; general dermatology

Lazova, Rossitza

Research Interests:Spitz nevi; Spitzoid melanocytic neoplasms; Malignant melanoma; Melanocytic nevi on special anatomic sites; Atypical Spitzoid neoplasms

Clinical Interests:General dermatopathology; melanocytic nevi on special anatomic sites; Spitzoid and unusual melanocytic neoplasms; Melanoma; Spitz nevi, Atypical Spitzoid neoplasms

Leffell, David J.

Research Interests:Molecular biology of basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma; Wound healing; Skin cancer epidemiology

Clinical Interests:Diagnosis and treatment of melanoma, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer and rare tumors; Mohs surgery; plastic reconstruction.

McNiff, Jennifer Madison

Research Interests:Histopathologic evaluation of inflammatory and neoplastic skin disease; Immunofluorescence studies; Cutaneous lymphoma and murine models of graft vs. host disease

Clinical Interests:General dermatopathology; pathologic diagnosis of inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases; immunofluorescence in skin diseases; Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma; immunobullous disorders.

Milstone, Leonard M

Research Interests:Keratinocytes; Keratins; Ichthyosis; Iron; Oligonucleotide; Proteoglycans; Vitamin A; Gene Therapy; Genodermatoses

Clinical Interests:ichthyosis; inherited skin disease; disorders of keratinization

Myung, Peggy

Research Interests:Hair follicle stem cells; skin regeneration; wound healing

Clinical Interests:General dermatopathology; dermatology; skin neoplasms, including non-melanoma skin cancer

Subtil, Antonio

Research Interests:Alopecia; Atypical melanocytic lesions; Cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders

Clinical Interests:Cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders; infectious diseases; alopecia; melanocytic lesions

Tigelaar, Robert E

Research Interests:Immunobiology of gdT cells; Immune system-skin interactions; Immunopathogenesis of contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and cutaneous T-cell lymphoma

Clinical Interests:General dermatology; autoimmune blistering skin diseases (pemphigus, pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis, etc.); acne; eczema; atopic dermatitis; lymphoma; cancer

Tomayko, Mary M.

Research Interests:Immunologic memory; B cell response; Autoimmunity; Bullous pemphigoid; Pemphigus vulgaris

Clinical Interests:General dermatology; Autoimmune blistering disease; Connective tissue diseases; Dermatitis