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.”
 

Find a Clinic Near You

Stanford Dermatology Clinic in Redwood City
Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center
450 Broadway Street
Pavilion B, 4th Floor 
Redwood City, CA 94063
(650) 723-6316

Award Winning Faculty

Stanford Dermatology Faculty are regionally and nationally recognized for their clinical expertise and teaching. As a part of one of the preeminent departments at Stanford Medicine, Dermatology Faculty are committed to Discovery, Education, and Patient Care.

Subspecialty Clinics

Stanford Dermatology has a longstanding commitment to providing multidisciplinary care for patients.

Welcome to SUNSPORT

Stanford’s innovative education and research program reduces skin cancer and sun damage among outdoor athletes.

Wipe Out Melanoma

Wipe Out Melanoma is changing the way our community faces melanoma by increasing awareness among Californians.

Residency Program

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.

Dermatology Residency Welcome Picnic

Stanford Dermatology in the News

Dr. Susan Swetter

Named chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Melanoma Panel.

Dr. Howard Chang

Selected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.

Research Highlight

Small sheets of healthy skin are being grown from scratch to help heal rare diseases.


  • Dr. Susan Swetter sits with Lissa Kreisler at KCAT TV 15 to discuss Wipe Out Melanoma. Watch Video
  • Dr. Howard Chang has been been selected as the recipient of American Skin Association (ASA)’s Inaugural Research Achievement Award in Discovery.
  • Dr. Howard Chang has been been selected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Dr. Susan Swetter shares insights on interpreting new AAD Melanoma Guidelines. Learn More
  • Dr. Elizabeth Bailey had the great fortune of traveling to Nepal with Stanford residents in pathology and dermatology. Learn More