Our Mission

Welcome to the Department of Dermatology at Stanford University. Our mission is to provide sustained leadership in scientific investigation, patient care, and in training leaders of our specialty in an environment that fosters creativity and synergy.

Our faculty is committed to the highest level of basic and clinical research in dermatologic science. In particular, we are focused on translational medicine; bringing scientific results from the bench to the bedside. Our faculty practices medicine at a world-class hospital; and are internationally recognized for the medical and surgical dermatologic care they provide to their patients.

Our vision is to train future leaders in dermatology, whether in scientific investigation or patient care. The competitiveness of our residency program speaks to the commitment our faculty has to our residents and medical students.

Choosing Dermatology over Fashion

Stanford Dermatology resident, Laurel Geraghty, MD., formerly an editor for Glamour, explains why she chose dermatology over fashion.

Ultraviolet Light-induced Mutation Drives Many Skin Cancers

According to Stanford researcher, an ultraviolet (UV) light-induced genetic mutation is the probable culprit fueling countless human skin cancers.

Hedgehog Pathway Research

16 years ago, Anthony Oro was part of the team that discovered the connection between the hedgehog pathway and human cancer. 2012: first hedgehog pathway inhibitor was approved.

In the News

Ultraviolet light-induced Mutation Drives Many Skin Cancers- Paul Khavari, MD, PhD, Carl J Herzog Professor of Dermatology and chair of the Department of Dermatology is quoted on this study...Full Story

Disproportionate Rates of Melanoma Found in Marin County- Stanford professor of dermatology, Susan Swetter, MD,, is featured in this audio forum...Audio

Antifungal drug may treat common skin cancer, study finds- Stanford associate professor of dermatology, Jean Tang, MD, PhD, is featured in this article...Full Story

Inflammatory skin damage in mice blocked by bleach solution, study finds...Thomas Leung, MD, PhD, Stanford instructor of dermatology and lead author comments.... Full Story

New study: Genes may affect skin youthfulness...Anne Lynn S Chang, MD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology comments.... SCOPE Blog

Hot advice from experts on handling a sunburn...Latanya Benjamin, MD, Stanford assistant professor of dermatology and pediatrics comments.... Read Article

Melanoma deaths more likely in young men than women...Susan Swetter, MD., professor of dermatology at Stanford is quoted....Full Story
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How to weather summer's health challenges...Playing it safe in the sun...Susan Swetter, MD. and Brooks Bahr, MD., Stanford dermatologists are featured.... See Newsletter

Man's story shows how cancer screening saves lives...Justin Ko, MD, MBA, clinical assistant professor of dermatology is featured.... Full Article

Are You a Binge Tanner? Susan Swetter MD, professor of dermatology comments in this binge tanning article... Full Article

Study finds asprin reduces risk of melanoma in women- Stanford assistant professor of dermatology, Jean Tang, MD, PhD, is featured in this article...Full Article

Stanford Cancer Treatment Called Medical Breakthrough- Stanford professor Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, is featured in this article and video...Full Story

Behind recently approved cancer drug, a 30-year history of scientific breakthroughs- Stanford professors Jean Tang, MD, PhD, and Anthony Oro, MD, PhD, are featured...Full Article

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450 Broadway Street
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Redwood City, CA 94063

Message From the Chair

The Dermatology department's 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.


Stanford dermatologists, their research and clinical care are featured in Stanford Medicine.

Next Grand Rounds
Thursday, March 10, 2016