Current Faculty

James E. Sligh, Jr., MD, PhD
Program Director and Division Chief, Dermatology, / Associate Professor, Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Dermatology: Emory University School of Medicine
Molecular Medicine: Emory University School of Medicine

Clinical Focus: General dermatology, cutaneous medicine and surgery for skin, hair and nails.

Research Focus: General dermatology, skin cancer and cancer in organ transplant recipients.

Keliegh S. Culpepper, MD
Director of Dermatopathology Clinical Instructor, Dermatology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Dermatology: Johns Hopkins Hospital
Dermatopathology: Harvard Medical School

Focus: Dermatopathology

Interests: Infectious diseases, cases requiring comprehensive clinicopathologic correlation and dermatology education.

Ronald Hansen, MD
Director of Pediatric Dermatology Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Iowa College of Medicine
Pediatrics: Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles; Stanford University Medical Center; and Dermatology: University of Arizona

Focus: Pediatric Dermatology

Duane C. Whitaker, MD
Director of Dermatologic Surgery Clinical Professor, Medicine
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Dermatology: University of Iowa College of Medicine
Dermatologic Surgery: University of Iowa College of Medicine

Focus: Mohs surgery

Clinical Interests: The study of atypical or complicated presentations of tumors, technique refinements in micrographic surgery for skin tumors, and the management of facial and scalp surgical defects following irradiation of skin tumors.

Research Interests: Primary cutaneous tumors and premalignant disease of the face and scalp: basal cell and squamous cell carcinoma, sebaceous carcinoma, lentigo maligna, actinic cheilitis.

Richard A. Bernert MD
University of Arizona College of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology
A. Bernard Ackerman, Thomas Jefferson Medical College Fellowship, Dermatopathology and Cutaneous Biology
Clara Curiel, MD
Associate Professor, Medicine
University of Central Venezuela (L Razetti) Caracas, Venezuela
Dermatology: Combined Tufts/Boston University
Dermatopathology: Boston University School of Medicine

Primary Focus: treating patients with conditions of melanoma, dysplastic nevi, Cutaneous T and B cell lymphomas, Appendageal tumors and basal and squamous cell skin cancers.

Research focus: melanoma chemoprevention, early detection of melanoma, cutaneous T cell lymphomas and skin cancer.

Gerald Goldberg, MD
Clinical Professor, Medicine
State University of New York Upstate
Pediatrics: University of Arizona
Dermatology: University of Arizona

Practice focus: Procedural dermatology- laser and skin surgery.

Clinical and research interests: lasers in dermatology, birthmarks in children, pediatric dermatology and skin cancer.

Jana Jandova, PhD
Research Instructor, Medicine

PhD: Medical Pharmacology: Palacky University, Czech Republic
Post-Doctoral Training: Pharmacology/Toxicology, University of Arizona

Research Interests: The role of mitochondrial DNA mutations in the development of skin cancer; indentification of potential targets for non-melanoma skin cancer chemo prevention and the role of mitochondrial ROS in chronic wound healing

Lisan Peng, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medicine
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Dermatology: Yale University School of Medicine
Dermatology: Yale University School of Medicine

Focus: General dermatology with an emphasis on non-melanoma skin cancer.

Research and clinical interests: non-melanoma skin cancer and identification of potential biomarkers for use in treatment of disease.

Paul Sagerman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine
Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
Anatomic Pathology Residency: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY
Cytopathology Fellowship: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

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