Dermatology Faculty Leadership

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Richard Edelson, MD

Chair

Aaron B. and Marguerite Lerner Professor of Dermatology

Chair and Professor, Department of Dermatology, Yale School of Medicine

Education

MD, Yale University, 1970

Research Interests

  • Dermatology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Skin Diseases
  • T-Lymphocytes
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous

Clinical Interests

  • Lymphoma
  • Medical Oncology
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous

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Michael Girardi, MD, FAAD

Vice Chair

Professor of Dermatology

Dermatology

Director, Residency Program

Vice Chair

Director, T32 Research Fellowship Program

Education

BS, Brown University, 2016

MD, Yale University, 1992

Research Interests

  • Dermatology
  • DNA
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Immune System
  • Internship and Residency
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous
  • Carcinogenesis

Clinical Interests

  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Neoplasms

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Jennifer Mulligan, MBA

Lead Administrator

Finance & Administration, Director

Director-Finance & Administration

Education

MBA, Northeastern University, 1999

BS, Providence College, 1996

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Keith Choate, MD, PhD

Director of Research

Professor of Dermatology, Pathology, and Genetics

Director of Research, Dermatology

Education

MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 2004

PhD, Yale University, 2001

MPhil, Yale University, 2000

BS, Stanford University, 1995

Research Interests

  • Cell Biology
  • Genetics, Medical
  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Human Genome Project
  • Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases

Clinical Interests

  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Dermatology
  • Genetics
  • Ichthyosis
  • Keratoderma, Palmoplantar
  • Mosaicism
  • Pemphigoid, Bullous
  • Pemphigus
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing

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Jennifer McNiff, MD

Director of Dermatopathology

Professor of Dermatology and Pathology

Director, Yale Dermatopathology Laboratory

Education

MD, University of Vermont, 1986

Research Interests

  • Dermatology
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Inflammation
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Lymphoma, T-Cell, Cutaneous

Clinical Interests

  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Neoplasms

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David J Leffell, MD

Section Chief of Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology

David P. Smith Professor of Dermatology and Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology and Plastic)

Section Chief, Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology

Education

MD, McGill University, 1981

BS, Yale College, 1977

Research Interests

  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Epidermis
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms
  • Skin Neoplasms
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Genes, p53

Clinical Interests

  • Melanoma
  • Skin Neoplasms

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