Residency Training

Training of dermatology practitioners is a top priority in the Department of Dermatology. We look for residents who approach training with enthusiasm and a dedication to excellence. In turn, we are committed to providing dynamic and rewarding training in order to provide our residents with an outstanding foundation in the practice of dermatology.

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Residency Training

Research

Research is an integral part of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Utah. Our faculty are involved in a broad range of research activities, from basic laboratory research on melanoma to clinical trials investigating cutting edge therapies for psoriasis.

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Research

Patient Care

University of Utah Health Care dermatology specialists treat melanoma and other skin cancers, autoimmune skin diseases, psoriasis, pediatric skin conditions, blistering diseases, and many other skin related disorders.

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Patient Care
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Department of
Dermatology

Promoting excellence in patient care, education and research, the Department of Dermatology is committed to the highest standards in the medical field. Today, with 30 faculty members including 28 medical dermatologists, five dermatologic surgeons, a pediatric dermatologist and four dermatopathologists, the department has become the largest clinical, research, and educational facility of Dermatology in the Intermountain West.

As the Department’s faculty has expanded, so has its scope and reputation.

Patient Care: The number of patient visits has increased from 4,800 in 1987 to 80,000 in 2014. Referrals are from an ever-expanding geographic area.

The Residency Training Program: The Department’s program is highly sought after, with up to 300 applicants for two to three positions annually.

Research Funding: The Department successfully competes for research funding from the National Institute of Health, private foundations and industry.

department chair

John J. Zone, M.D.
Chairman, Department of Dermatology