Department of Dermatology
Advancing Dermatological Science and Training the Future

Study, train and treat patients at the forefront of dermatology science and research. Learn to lead, in a nationally-recognized program where scientific discoveries become life-changing therapies.

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100+ Years of Translational Excellence

For more than a century, the U-M Medical School's Department of Dermatology has been a national leader in dermatological patient care, education, and research. We provide outstanding, patient-centered care for disorders affecting the skin, hair and nails. The foundation of those treatments is our dedicated physicians and scientists, translating scientific breakthroughs into new therapies at the forefront of dermatology research.

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Our program is advancing the field through focused training programs for medical students, residents, physicians, and biomedical scholars.


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With programs in clinical, translation and basic science research, we are a renowned institution for dermatological research and clinical investigation.


This department is dedicated to promoting diversity and cultivating inclusion with an evolving variety of initiatives and programs that reflect who we are.

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    Unique program gives dermatology residents a chance to work internationally


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