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Welcome to the Department of Dermatology
at Duke University Medical Center:
advancing a tradition of excellence in
Teaching, Investigating and Caring.


Two Faculty Promotions

Terry Lechler, PhD, has been promoted to Associate Professor with Tenure of Dermatology and Caroline Rao, MD has been promoted to Associate Professor of Dermatology.

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2017 MDS Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Russell Hall, J Lamar Callaway Chair and Professor of Dermatology, has received the 2017 Medical Dermatology Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

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4th Annual Pinnell Center for Investigative Dermatology Symposium

We have a great lineup of speakers for this year's Pinnell Center Research Symposium.  We have three noteworthy professors from major research centers along with researchers across Duke presenting their work on epithelial cell biology and immunotherapy related to the skin.

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Dermatology Welcomes Three New Clinicians

Duke Dermatology welcomed three new clinicians this year:  Dr. Tarannum Jaleel will be practicing at Duke Clinic 3K, Dr. Michael Raisch will be practicing at Wakefield Clinic in Raleigh, and Dr. Lynn McKinley-Grant will be practicing at Patterson Place and Duke Clinic 3K.

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Dr. Bellet wins the Strength, Hope, and Caring Award

Our very own Dr. Jane Bellet received the prestigious “Strength, Hope and Caring Award” on August 30,2016.  Dr. Bellet was recognized by the parents of a patient that she provided care for during a difficult hospitalization. 

The “Strength, Hope and Caring” award program was developed to recognize individuals who go well beyond expectations and whose actions reflect the very core of who we are as an organization – One that provides Strength to people when they are suffering, and Hope to the people we serve, and one that provides Care – even beyond the clinical sense of the word.  Please take a moment to extend your congratulations to Dr. Bellet.



Resident wins Presentation Prize

Dr. Ryan Thorpe, one of our second year residents, presented a case at the Resident Symposium at the NC Dermatology Association meeting this past weekend in Williamsburg, VA.  He was awarded first place for the best resident presentation.



Faculty Awards

M. Angelica Selim, MD, in collaboration with Francisco Robles, PhD and WS Warren, PhD, has received the “Best Abstract Presentation” in the XXIII World Congress of the International Society for the Study of Vulvar Disease in New York City.  The title of their presentation is “Quantitative Molecular Imaging of Microscopic Pigment Chemistry in Female Genital Tract Melanocytic Lesions using Pump-Probe Laser Microsopy.”

Amanda MacLeod, MD and her lab have received the Duke Cancer Institute Pilot Project Award for their studies "Novel Regulation of Cutaneous DNA Repair by Immune Cells."
Jonathan Cook, MD has been named Newsweek Magazine's "Top Doctors for Cancer."
Jennifer Zhang, PhD has received an RO3. The title of her RO3 is “The role of MALT1 in Melanoma Growth and Tumorigenesis.”
Terry Lechler, PhD has received a RO1. The title of his RO1 is “Role of Cell Adhesion and the Cytoskeleton in Epidermal Integrity.”


Elise Olsen, MD has been named Newsweek Magazine's "Top Doctors for Cancer."





Dr. Neil ProseOver the past several years, Neil Prose, MD has helped to create instructional videos on doctor-patient communication for neurosurgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, ENT surgeons, and urologists.  The nuerosurgery videos are now the core of a national course for residents in neurosurgery, and the success of that program was documented in a recent article in the Journal of Surgical Education.  In addition, several of the videos are available online to registrants of the Open School of the Institute of Health Care Improvement (IHI).  Courses at the school reach 250,000 students and residents in 76 countries.


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