Clinics

The residents are active participants in every clinical experience at Penn. Residents have their own continuity clinic, supervised by faculty, which typically occurs weekly. Residents also work closely with faculty in their own clinics, practicing cutting edge, evidence-based dermatology. This includes rotating with leaders in the field, who draw referrals from around the world to care for diverse patients with the entire spectrum of dermatologic diseases. These physicians are often involved in advanced clinical trials and investigator initiated studies, and residents participate in pushing forward the leading edge of dermatologic care. Residents actively participate in all clinical experiences, including surgical and cosmetic procedure-based practices during their procedural dermatology rotations.

Our clinics care for diverse patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds, including an active teledermatology program with international cases. Penn Dermatology is among the busiest departments in the world. The average outpatient visit volume is 110,000 patients per year, including procedures.

  • Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic

    This group of dermatologists and dermatopathologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous lymphomas with emphasis on cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Multiple treatment modalities are utilized, including topical and systemic chemotherapy, ultraviolet and radiation therapy and extracorporeal photopheresis. Patients receiving extracorporeal photopheresis receive their treatments as inpatients in the dermatology service and are followed as outpatients by the cutaneous lymphoma group. (Directed by Drs. Alain Rook, Carmela Vittorio, Ellen Kim, Sara Samimi, Paul Haun, and Jennifer Villasenor-Park.)
  • Contact Dermatitis Clinic

    Patients with these disorders as well as internal medicine related diseases are cared for by the residents and Drs. Bruce Brod, Katherine Brown, and William James.
  • Connective Tissue Disease Clinic

    Residents spend time in this subspecialty clinic learning under the direction of Drs. Victoria Werth and Lisa Pappas-Taffer.
  • Bullous Disease Clinic

    Referral patients with immunologically mediated bullous diseases are seen by a resident and Dr. Aimee Payne. Residents will also work with Drs. Victoria Werth and Cory Simpson in the care of bullous disease patients.
  • Pigmented Lesion Clinic

    This multi-disciplinary group specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital nevi, dysplastic nevi and malignant melanoma. (Directed by Drs. Michael Ming, Emily Chu, and Brian Capell.)
  • Resident Continuity Clinic

    The clinic of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) is the major area of the resident outpatient experience. Each resident maintains a clinic at HUP throughout their training to provide the opportunity for long-term continuing care of patients. Members of the faculty, as well as volunteer attending faculty in private practice, act as consultants. Problems of diagnosis and treatment are handled by the resident under their supervision.
  • Specialty Clinics

    There are a variety of other medical specialty clinics such as those concentrating on the care of patients with atopic dermatitis, sarcoidosis, acne and rosacea, and graft vs. host disease, in which residents participate on a rotational basis. Most of these meet on a once weekly schedule.
  • Penn Dermatology Oncology Center (Penn DOC)

    Advanced surgical procedures including Mohs surgery and laser surgery are utilized in the treatment of a variety of skin disorders, both benign and malignant. Dr. Christopher Miller- Director of Dermatologic Surgery, Dr. Joseph Sobanko- Director of Dermatologic Surgery Education, full time faculty, Mohs surgeons Drs. Thuzar Shin, Jeremy Etzkorn, Bill Higgins, Cerrene Giordano, Joanna Walker, Stacy McMurray, and a variety of Mohs-trained volunteers supervise the residents both in specialty clinics and resident surgery clinics.
  • Cosmetic Clinics

    Drs. Cherie Ditre, Joseph Sobanko, and Analisa Halpern utilize the most current procedures in the care of patients requesting cosmetic enhancement. Residents rotate with these experts in their clinics.
  • Inpatient Clinical Consultative Service

    This experience is in the management of patients requiring hospitalization in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. On the inpatient service the resident participates in the diagnosis and care of patients with a wide variety of dermatologic diseases. (Directed by Drs. Misha Rosenbach, Robert Micheletti, Katherine Steele, Emily Baumrin, and Amy Forrestel.) Additionally, inpatient consultation experience is gained at the other four teaching hospitals with a variety of attendings.
  • Psoriasis Clinic

    The Psoriasis Outpatient Clinic is part of the comprehensive psoriasis treatment program at the University of Pennsylvania, which includes the phototherapy unit, psoriasis day care program, and psoriasis support group. (Directed by Dr. Joel Gelfand.)