Resident Wellness

Penn Medicine Dermatology has created and maintains a supportive environment that is achieved through periodic fun and team building events.



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Community Outreach

The Penn Academy for Skin Health (PASH) program provides local 10th – 12th grade students a hands on learning and laboratory experience with Penn faculty.  Participants also learn about careers in both research and medicine.

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Penn Medicine Dermatology supports research through its Penn Skin Biology and Diseases Resource-based Center (SBDRC) program. The SBDRC offers its members educational opportunities, mentoring and seed funding. Through its community outreach program students in Philadelphia learn and work directly with Penn Faculty. Additional Core services are available to members.

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Our mission is to educate and train future leaders in the field of dermatology. We aim to foster and support excellence in the clinical care of patients from all walks of life and diverse backgrounds; promote life-long learning, and advance education and teaching across the field. Penn Dermatology introduces and involves residents in cutting-edge basic and translational research.

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Clinical Pearls

Alumni share their clinical pearls

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You can make a direct difference by supporting Community Outreach, Resident Wellness and Penn Medicine Dermatology Research.



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Spotlight On . . .

Dr. Anokhi Jambusaria is an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Dermatology at Dell Medical School in Austin, TX.

As an epidemiologist, Dr. Jambusaria has a strong research interest in high-risk skin cancer and transplant dermatology.

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Simply life-transforming

“Dr. James not only was a role model and mentor, but he inspired me to a life of public service and leadership. He encouraged me to get involved in patient advocacy and health policy. Dr. James inspired me to pursue… Read more “Simply life-transforming”

Josephine C. Nguyen, MD, MHCDS, FAAD
GME Year2010

“My years as a resident at Penn Dermatology were simply incredible. I got to learn dermatology from faculty with expertise in every corner of the specialty, and I shared the experience with amazing co-residents.”

Caroline Nelson, MD, FAAD
GME Year2018
Auris Huen, MD, PharmD
Lawrence Eichenfield, MD

“The Department’s breadth of expertise and experience, dedication to residency education and training, and most importantly the amazing people and colleagues, helped shape me to be the clinician I am today.”

Derek Chu, MD
GME Year2015

“When I was a resident I had the opportunity to go to Botswana, and spent time through the global health track there. I have been reaching back as we develop a global health track at the University of Pittsburgh.”

Alaina James, MD, PhD
GME Year2008

Penn has always been the best department in the whole country…

“I go to as many lectures as I can related to Penn. I try to go to CHOP and HUP Philly Derm clinic just to talk to people and keeping in touch. Penn is everywhere, so it is easy to… Read more “Penn has always been the best department in the whole country…”

John Barton, MD
GME Year1985
Kenneth A. Katz, MD, MSc, MSCE

“The common theme that I am grateful for are the mentors who have brought me to where I am now. It took 30-40 people to get to where I am now and to teach me what I know and to… Read more “”

John Harris, MD, PhD
GME Year2009

“Some of my fondest memories [from residency] involve spending time sitting around the table in the conference room with the Kodak carousel slide projector humming, as Dr. James sips his Diet Dr. Pepper and grills us on unknowns.”

Aimee Payne, MD, PhD
GME Year2005
Kelly MacArthur, MD
GME Year2019

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Defining which populations are affected by basal cell carcinoma (BCC) vs cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) may inform targeted public health strategies. Incidence of BCC and cSCC is not reported to national cancer registries, but claims data for the treatment of BCC and cSCC provide insights into the epidemiology of keratinocyte carcinoma.