Whats New at UMass Dermatology
Mary Maloney, MD is currently the President - for the Women's Dermatologic Society. Dr. Maloney, has been elected as an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Dermatology. This great honor is given to very few individuals in order to recognize those who have advanced the profession of dermatology through leadership and service.
Riley McLean-Mandell, is our ACGME accredited Procedural Dermatology Fellow for 2017-2018.
Jillian Rork, MD is our ABD accredited Pediatric Dermatology Fellow for 2017-2018.
Our ACGME accredited Dermatopathology Fellowship welcomes Travis Morrell, MD, as the fellow for 2017-2018 and Elizabeth McKinnon, MD as the fellow for 2018-2019.
Karen Wiss, MD is the immediate past President for the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. She has also been selected as the Chair of the AAD Community Outreach Programs Committee from 2017 -2019 and an Ex-Officio member of the AAD Council on Community, Corporate & Philanthropic Relations. She also serves as a member of the AAD Leadership Development Steering Committee that runs the AAD Leadership Institute.
Nikki Levin, MD, PhD has been chosen to be an Associate Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. She has also been chosen to attend the AAD Advanced Leadership Forum in Chicago in 2017.
John Harris, MD, PhD is an Associate Editor of Pigment Cell and Melanoma Research.
Leah Belazarian, MD is a member of the Meetings Committee for the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. A multidisciplinary Down Syndrome clinic has recently been established at UMass, and Dr. Belazarian is the faculty dermatologist for the clinic. Dr. Belazarian has recently been promoted to Associate Professor.
John Harris, MD, PhD and Dori Goldberg, MD are council members for the New England Dermatologic Society (NEDS). The two of them are no performing MKTP (Melanocyte Keratinocyte Transplant Procedure) for the treatment of segment vitiligo. We are only one of 3 sites in the U.S. currently offering this technique. Dr. Harris has recently been promoted to Associate Professor of the tenure track.
Laura Houk, MD is participating with Dr. John Harris in a clinical trial investigating topical JAK inhibitors for vitiligo.
Multiple UMass physicians and medical students volunteered at the 8th AAD Camp Discovery Connecticut in August 2017. Dori Goldberg, MD and Karen Wiss, MD are Camp Founders and Directors.
Mark Scharf, MD has succeeded in acquiring a Sciton Halo laser for our division. This is expected to have a significant impact on clinical care and training.
The Division of Dermatology became the Department of Dermatology in October 2016!!!