Previous Fellows

Margarita O'Reilly, MD

1995 - 1997
Clinical trials research fellow; dermatology residency at Oregon Health Sciences University, now in dermatology practice in Alaska.

Payam Tristani, MD

1997 - 1999
Clinical trials research fellow; dermatology residency at University of Utah, now a Mohs surgeon in dermatology practice in Utah.

Kappa Meadows, MD

1999 - 2000
Project: Assessment of the utility of using genetically-modified Langerhans cells to correct disease; role on project: research fellow, now in dermatology practice in Virginia.

Michael Gifford, MD

1999 - 2000
Project: Clinical trials research fellow; dermatology residency at University of Michigan, now in dermatology practice in California.

Jeff McKenna, MD

1999 - 2000
Project: Effect of locally-generated heat on permeation of drugs into human skin; role on project: research fellow, dermatology residency at University of Utah, now a Mohs surgeon in dermatology practice in Illinois.

Kristina Callis Duffin, MD

2000 - 2002
Project: Clinical trials research fellow, dermatology residency at University of Utah. Dermatology Foundation Research Fellow 2005–2006, Psoriasis: genotype/phenotype relationships in several large Utah families, now associate professor, co-chair, and director of fellowship at University of Utah.

Christopher B. Hansen, MD

2002 - 2003
Project: Utah Psoriasis Initiative, role on project: research fellow, dermatology residency at University of Texas Southwestern, now associate professor at University of Utah.

Christopher Carlin, MD

2002 - 2003
Clinical trials research fellow; dermatology residency at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, now in dermatology practice in California.

Clive Liu, MD

2003 - 2004
Project: Non-invasive assessment of response of psoriasis to treatment via monitoring mRNA in the stratum corneum; role on project: research fellow, dermatology residency at University of Utah, now in private practice with emphasis on clinical trials in Seattle, WA.

Mark Herron, MD

2003 - 2004
Project: Characterization of obesity in psoriasis; role on project: research fellow, dermatology residency at University of Utah, now in dermatology practice in Alabama.

Julie Maughan, MD

2003 - 2004
Clinical trials research fellow, dermatology residency at University of Utah, now in dermatology practice in Ogden, UT.

Jason Papenfuss, MD

2003 - 2004
Project: Evaluator for the Utah Psoriasis Initiative with focus on role of smoking on psoriasis, role on project: research fellow; dermatology residency at Medical University of South Carolina, now in dermatology practice in South Carolina.

Jackie Panko, MD

2004 - 2006
Project: Evaluator for the Utah Psoriasis Initiative with focus on longitudinal study and phenotype / genotype associations from pooling strategy (500 participants using 23,000 SNPs); role on project: research fellow, dermatology residency at University of Utah, now in dermatology practice in Utah.

Amro Motaal, MD, MPH, DO

2005 - 2007
Clinical Trials Research Fellow.

Gretchen Korver, MD, PhD

2006 - 2007
Project: Cardiovascular risk factors in patients with psoriasis; role on project: research fellow, dermatology residency at University of Utah, now in dermatology practice in Reno, NV.

Tina Rakkhit, MD

2006 - 2007
Project: evaluator for the Utah Psoriasis Initiative with focus effect of smoking on delaying psoriatic arthritis. role on project: research fellow, dermatology residency Case Western Reserve University, now in dermatology practice in Ohio.

Ingrid Freeny, MD

2007 - 2008
Clinical trials research fellow, dermatology residency at Drexel College of Medicine, now in dermatology practice in California.

Sartaj Ahmed, MD

2008 - 2009
Clinical trials research fellow, allergy/immunology fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital, now in allergy/immunology practice in Erie, PA.

Razieh Soltani-Arabshahi, MD

2007 - 2010
Clinical research fellow, previously trained as dermatologist in Iran, dermatology residency at University of Utah, now a Mohs surgeon at a dermatology practice in California.

Jamie Woodcock, MD

2009 - 2011
Clinical trials research fellow, dermatology residency at University of Utah, now assistant professor at University of Utah.

Daniel Zaghi, MD

2010 - 2012
Clinical Research Fellow, dermatology residency at Baylor University, now in dermatology practice in California.

Rosemary deShazo, M.D

2011-2013
Clinical trials research fellow, dermatology residency at University of Utah, now assistant professor at University of Utah.

Michael Caglia, MD

2012-2013
Clinical trials research fellow, dermatology residency at New York Medical College, now in dermatology practice in Texas.

Benjamin Jones, BS

2013-2014
National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship 2013–2014, completing dermatology residency at University of Utah.

Dena Elkeeb, MD, MS

2013-2015
Clinical trials research fellow, National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship 2014–2015, dermatology residency at University of Utah, currently dermatopathology fellowship at University of Chicago.

Michael Milliken, MD, MPH

2014-2016
Clinical trials research fellow, National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship 2015–2016, completing dermatology residency at University of Utah.

Maryam Safaee, MD

2015-2016
Clinical trials research fellow, completing dermatology residency at University of Washington.

Shalini Krishnasamy, MD

2016-2017
Clinical trials research fellow, completing internal medicine residency at Jefferson University.

Vanina Taliercio, MD, MS

2018-present
Clinical Research Fellow.

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