Michael Girardi MD, FAAD

Professor of Dermatology; Director, Residency Program

Departments & Organizations

Cancer Center, Yale: Hematology Program | Cancer Immunology


Dermatology: General Dermatology: Yale Dermatology Associates; Dermatology Photopheresis Unit

Immunology and Immunotherapy

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


  • M.D., Yale University , 1992

Selected Publication

  • Modi B, Neustadter J, Binda E, Lewis J, Filler R, Roberts SJ, Kwong BY, Reddy S, Overton JD, Galan A, Tigelaar R, Cai L, Fu P, Shlomchik M, Kaplan DH, Hayday A, Girardi M. Langerhans cells facilitate epithelial DNA damage and squamous cell carcinoma. Science 2012, 335(6064):104-8.
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