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The Nation's Leading Dermatology Department

Since its founding in 1874 as the nation's first department of dermatology, Penn Dermatology has remained at the forefront of academic medicine.  Penn Dermatology consistently ranks among the nation's best dermatology departments for its groundbreaking clinical and basic science research, exemplary patient care, and outstanding education and training programs.

In addition to holding leadership positions in the nation's leading scientific and medical organizations Penn's dermatologists are routinely invited to lecture at the conferences of the most prestigious academic professional research and medical groups in the United States and abroad.

Among the department's faculty are members of many of the major scientific and medical associations in the country, including the prestigious Institute of Medicine. Penn's dermatologists and research scientists hold editorial positions in, and are prolific contributors to, the most respected scientific and medical journals in the world.

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    Message From the Chair

    A message from the Chair of Penn Dermatology, George Cotsarelis, MD.

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    History and Mission

    As the nation's first dermatology department, Penn Dermatology maintains high standards with dedicated research laboratories and facilities while being a leader in advancing patient care through research and clinical trials.

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