Welcome to the Department of Dermatology at Stanford University. Our mission is to provide sustained leadership in scientific investigation, patient care, and in training leaders of our specialty in an environment that fosters creativity and synergy.
Our faculty is committed to the highest level of basic and clinical research in dermatologic science. In particular, we are focused on translational medicine; bringing scientific results from the bench to the bedside. Our faculty practices medicine at a world-class hospital; and are internationally recognized for the medical and surgical dermatologic care they provide to their patients.
Our vision is to train future leaders in dermatology, whether in scientific investigation or patient care. The competitiveness of our residency program speaks to the commitment our faculty has to our residents and medical students.
Welcome to SUNSPORT
Stanford’s innovative education and research program to reduce skin cancer and sun damage among outdoor athletes.
Ultraviolet Light-induced Mutation Drives Many Skin Cancers
According to Stanford researcher, an ultraviolet (UV) light-induced genetic mutation is the probable culprit fueling countless human skin cancers.
Hedgehog Pathway Research
16 years ago, Anthony Oro was part of the team that discovered the connection between the hedgehog pathway and human cancer. 2012: first hedgehog pathway inhibitor was approved.
In the News
Gene therapy for blistering skin disease appears to enhance healing in clinical trial - Peter Marinkovich, MD, and Jean Tang, MD, PhD, Associate Professors of dermatology are featured in this article…Full Article
USPSTF: Not enough proof for visual skin Ca screening - Susan Swetter, MD, Stanford Professor of dermatology is quoted in this article...Full Article
5 Questions: Susan Swetter on choosing a sunscreen-Susan Swetter, MD, Stanford Professor of dermatology is featured in this article....Full Article
Acne treatments: A Q&A with Stanford dermatologist Justin Ko-Justin Ko, MD, MBA, Stanford clinical assistant professor of dermatology is featured in this article....Full Article
Ultraviolet light-induced Mutation Drives Many Skin Cancers- Paul Khavari, MD, PhD, Carl J Herzog Professor of Dermatology and chair of the Department of Dermatology is quoted on this study...Full Story
Disproportionate Rates of Melanoma Found in Marin County- Stanford professor of dermatology, Susan Swetter, MD,, is featured in this audio forum...Audio
Antifungal drug may treat common skin cancer, study finds- Stanford associate professor of dermatology, Jean Tang, MD, PhD, is featured in this article...Full Story
Inflammatory skin damage in mice blocked by bleach solution, study finds...Thomas Leung, MD, PhD, Stanford instructor of dermatology and lead author comments.... Full Story
Melanoma deaths more likely in young men than women...Susan Swetter, MD., professor of dermatology at Stanford is quoted....Full Story
See SCOPE Blog
How to weather summer's health challenges...Playing it safe in the sun...Susan Swetter, MD and Brooks Bahr, MD., Stanford dermatologists are featured.... See Newsletter
Man's story shows how cancer screening saves lives...Justin Ko, MD, MBA, clinical assistant professor of dermatology is featured.... Full Article
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Redwood City, CA 94063
Message From the Chair
The Dermatology department's mission is sustained leadership in patient care, in research, and in training leaders of our specialty in an environment that fosters creativity, diversity, inclusiveness and synergy.
Stanford dermatologists, their research and clinical care are featured in Stanford Medicine.
Next Grand Rounds
Thursday, January 19th, 2016