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  • To train dermatology residents to become excellent clinicians who practice medicine with the highest of ethical standards.
  • To develop the next generation of leaders in academic and clinical dermatology.
  • To train students and other physicians in basic care of patients with skin disease.
  • To provide continuing education to dermatologists in our department and community.



  • To develop new knowledge that advances skin biology through basic research.
  • To develop the specialty of dermatology and care of patients with skin disease through translational and clinical research.
  • To develop the means to allow new knowledge to be utilized by patients and physicians beyond Duke.



  • To provide the highest quality care for patients with skin disease.
  • To provide compassionate service to all patients.
  • To help provide care to those with limited access to dermatologic care.
  • To adhere to the highest ethical standards in all of our individual and collective work.
  • To developing an environment that values individual creativity and freedom and supports and respects each individual’s goals and aspirations.
  • To develop an efficient, cost-effective clinic that supports the financial and intellectual growth of the faculty.