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Caroline Nelson, MD, FAAD

Assistant Professor of Dermatology; Director of Inpatient Dermatology, Dermatology; Director of Grand Rounds, Dermatology

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology. After completing a dermatology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, I completed a complex medical dermatology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard Medical School. I am passionate about improving the quality of life for hospitalized patients with skin diseases, often by using skin signs of systemic disease to guide diagnosis and management.

In my current role as Director of Inpatient Dermatology at Yale New Haven Hospital, I greatly enjoy teaching medical students and residents on the consult service. I also lead Dermatology Grand Rounds and the Inpatient Dermatology Resident Curriculum. In 2022, I was honored to receive the first Oscar Colegio Excellence in Dermatology Resident Teaching Award. Medical school is a time of tremendous intellectual and emotional growth. As a longitudinal coach and physician-mother, I aim to help medical students reach their full potential to become skilled and empathetic physicians while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.