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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
    PhD, Yale University, 2001; BS, Stanford University, 1995; MPhil, Yale University, 2000; MD, Yale University School of Medicine, 2004
    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
    BS, Yale College, 1977; MD, McGill University, 1981
    Research Interests
    • Carcinoma, Basal Cell
    • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
    • Epidermis
    • Head and Neck Neoplasms
    • Skin Neoplasms
    • Mohs Surgery
    • Genes, p53
    Clinical Interests
    • Melanoma
    • Skin Neoplasms