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.

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 reduces 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.

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.

2017 Dermatology Residency Welcome Picnic

Global Health

Dr. Elizabeth Bailey had the great fortune of traveling to Nepal with Stanford residents in pathology and dermatology.

A Visit to Dhulikhel Hospital Dhulikhel, Nepal

Stanford Dermatology in the News

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.

Additional Highlights

  • Dr Susan Swetter shares insights on interpreting new AAD Melanoma Guidelines. Learn More
  • Howard Chang announced as Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Learn More
  • How your gel manicure can increase skin cancer risk Susan Swetter, professor of dermatology, provides tips in this piece to reduce skin cancer risks. Learn More
  • Why Many Pregnant Women Aren't Screened For Deadly Skin Cancers—Until It's Too Late. Learn More
  • Stanford researchers have trained an algorithm to diagnose skin cancer. Learn More
  • Three School of Medicine faculty members receive $6 million in grants from California stem cell agency. Learn More