The Department of Dermatology is committed to the highest level of patient care, as well as the discovery and development of better treatments for dermatologic diseases.
Message from the Chair
Our 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.
Paul Khavari, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair
Skin Too Fragile to Touch
“His whole body, his skin was blistered and falling off everywhere someone had touched him,” Khavari remembers. “His parents were devastated, of course, at a time that was supposed to be one of the most joyful of their lives.”
Award Winning Faculty
Stanford Dermatology Faculty are regionally and nationally recognized for their clinical expertise and excellence in teaching. As a part of one of the preeminent departments at Stanford Medicine, Dermatology Faculty are committed to Discover, Education, and Care.
2017 Dermatology Faculty Retreat
Dermatology Subspecialty Clinics
Stanford Dermatology has a longstanding commitment to providing multidisciplinary care for patients.
Welcome to SUNSPORT
Stanford’s innovative education and research program to reduce skin cancer and sun damage among outdoor athletes.
Finding the Cause of Many Skin Cancers
According to Dr. Lee, an ultraviolet (UV) light-induced genetic mutation is the probable culprit fueling countless human skin cancers.
At Stanford Dermatology, we feel we are able to provide the clinical experience, mentorship support and educational resources to allow each resident to reach their personal goals and potential as they embark on a successful career in Dermatology.
2017 Dermatology Residency Welcome Picnic
Stanford Dermatology in the News
- Howard Chang announced as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Read the Story
- How your gel manicure can increase skin cancer risk Susan Swetter, professor of dermatology, provides tips in this piece to reduce skin cancer risks. Ready the Story
- Why Many Pregnant Women Aren't Screened For Deadly Skin Cancers—Until It's Too Late. Read the Story
National Academy of Medicine
Howard Chang, MD, PhD, Professor of Dermatology, and Tirin Moore, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology, have been elected members of the National Academy of Medicine.
Stanford Team is Growing Healthy Skin
"Small sheets of healthy skin are being grown from scratch at a Stanford University lab, proof that gene therapy can help heal a rare disease that causes great human suffering."
Factors to Consider Before Genetic Testing
When is it time to order a genetic test for a patient? A Stanford University pediatric dermatologist, Joyce Teng, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics, discusses.