Dermatology Faculty Leadership

  • Richard Edelson

    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
  • Michael Girardi

    Vice Chair

    Professor of Dermatology; Dermatology; Director, Residency Program; Vice Chair; Director, T32 Research Fellowship Program

    Education
    MD, Yale University, 1992; BS, Brown University, 1988
    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
  • Jennifer Mulligan

    Lead Administrator

    Finance & Administration, Director; Director-Finance & Administration

    Education
    MBA, Northeastern University, 1999; BS, Providence College, 1996
  • Keith Choate

    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
  • Jennifer McNiff

    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
  • David J Leffell

    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