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Dermatology

Dermatology

In the departmental listings, the following notations signify particular faculty appointments:

*Secondary appointments

+ Part time

^ Faculty member with secondary appointment outside the School of Medicine

# Faculty member with primary appointment outside the School of Medicine

Robert A. Swerlick, M.D., Alicia Leizman Stonecipher Chair, Professor of Dermatology, Chief of Service, VA Medical                                                                                                                                                  

PROFESSORS EMERITI

Marilynne McKay, Alvin R. Solomon, Jr.

PROFESSORS
Jack L. Arbiser, S. Wright Caughman, Thomas J. Lawley, Robert A. Swerlick

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
Suephy C. Chen, Andrew Patrick Kowalczyk*, Sareeta S. Parker, Mary K. Spraker                         

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
Sulochana Bhandarkar, Laura DeLong, Ron Feldman, Leslie Lawley, Jamie MacKelfresh, Robert J. Morris,

Douglas Parker*, Brian P. Pollack, Zakiya Rice, Michael D. Sarradet, Benjamin Stoff,  Fiona Zwald

INSTRUCTORS
Baskaran Govindarajan

CLINICAL PROFESSORS EMERITUS
Paul C. Cronce, Robert M. Fine, Hiram Strum

CLINICAL PROFESSORS
Harold J. Brody†, Dirk B. Robertson†

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE Emeritus

Wesley S. Wilborn

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS
Diamondis John Papadopoulos†, Richard Lowell Sturm†, Carl Washington+

CLINICAL ASSISTANT EMERITI

Paul Espy, Dan M. Mackey, Henry J. Whyte

CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSORS
Herbert Alexander, Jr.,+ , Mark Baucom+, Pricha Bunyasaranand+, Mark Chastain+, Gregory, Cox+, Marian Finan+, Trephina Galloway+, Amy Gira+, Mark Holzberg+, Elizabeth Losken+, Katarina Lequeux-Nalovic,+, Douglas C. Parker+, David Pharis+, Mack Rachal+, Steven Thomas+, George Vonhilsheimer+, Jonathan Weiss+, Keith Wright+

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR EMERITI

Martin I. Goldstein

CLINICAL INSTRUCTOR

Alexander S. Gross+

M1 Curriculum:  The Diseased Human

The second semester of the M1 year begins with a 4 week course called Skin, Muscle, Bone and Joint.  Dermatology leads off this course with one week of lectures and seminar sessions during which the basic science principles of a core group of skin diseases are taught and illustrated by discussing clinical examples.  During the last week of the block which is devoted to collagen vascular diseases, the skin manifestations of these diseases are discussed.

 M2/M3 Curriculum:  Clinical Clerkship

During one week of the Ambulatory Care Block, all Emory medical students spend four half days rotating in dermatology clinics located at the Emory Clinic and Grady.  Students work closely with residents and faculty while seeing patients in these medical and surgical dermatology clinics.

There is an introductory lecture at the beginning of the block and a 2 hour seminar midway through it. A structured morphological approach to the recognition of diseases of the skin is taught.  The emphasis is on the evaluation of commonly encountered skin disorders and external manifestations of internal disease.

M3 Curriculum:  Discovery Phase

Some students who have become interested in dermatology and may be considering a future career in the specialty, like to have additional exposure to the field and apply to spend their five month Discovery Phase elective working under close supervision with one of our faculty.  Within our department, there are opportunities to explore basic and clinical research in areas such as angiogenesis and tumor markers, pediatric dermatology, and clinical trials and outcomes research.

M3/M4 Curriculum:  Electives

There are opportunities for one and two month electives in dermatology.  The emphasis can be clinical or research or both, depending on the student's interest.  These electives are coordinated by Dr. Suephy Chen who directs the department's clinical and outcomes research unit.