Mary M. Tomayko, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Dermatology and of Pathology

Departments & Organizations

Dermatology: Medical Dermatology: Yale Dermatology Associates | Tomayko Lab

Pathology

Faculty Research

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Immunology

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Biography

Mary Tomayko M.D., Ph.D., is a physician scientist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune blistering disease and other immune-mediated skin disease. Dr. Tomayko directs the Yale Immunobullous Clinic. Upon consultation requests from colleagues, Dr. Tomayko evaluates individuals with complex cutaneous autoimmune and inflammatory disorders such as pemphigus, pemphigoid, epidermolysis bullosa acquisita, atopic dermatitis, vitiligo, alopecia areata and psoriasis. She employs a range of treatment modalities, including the systemic immunomodulators rituximab, intravenous immunoglobulin, omalizumab, dupilumab and ustekinumab, targeted “biologic” agents mycophenolate mofetil, azathioprine and methotrexate and phototherapy. She also performs surgical excisions of skin cancers and skin lesions. Dr. Tomayko is an attending physician at Yale Dermatology Associates, Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale Health.

Dr. Tomayko’s research laboratory has 2 intertwined missions. The first is to undercover the underlying mechanism of immune dysregulation in bullous pemphigoid, in order to develop targeted, effective and safer treatments for this autoimmune blistering disease. The second is to understand how long-lasting immunity to infection and immunization is established and maintained. In seminal work, she has uncovered unexpected diversity in phenotype and function of the cells that maintain B lymphocyte immunity and has identified novel molecular pathways essential for lasting immunity. This work, funded by the National Institute of Health, suggests exciting new approaches to enhance and suppress immunity therapeutically. Dr. Tomayko publishes peer-reviewed articles and chapters and regularly presents her work at national and international meetings. She is a reviewer for scientific and medical journals and foundations. She is a Medical Editor for Dermatology Focus, a publication that highlights recent advances in the field.

Dr. Tomayko is a director of dermatology education at Yale University School of Medicine. She mentors undergraduate, graduate and medical students in her laboratory, and trains resident physicians and fellows.

Education & Training

MD Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2000)
PhD Univ. of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (1998)
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Resident Yale Unversity School of Medicine
Intern University of Pennsylvania Hospital
Board Certification AB of Dermatology, Dermatology (2005)

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Contact Info

Mary M. Tomayko, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Health Center
55 Lock Street, Ste 3rd Floor

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

New Haven, CT 06520-8059

Curriculum Vitae