Our Team


John J. Zone, MD

Chair, Department of Dermatology, Chief of Dermatology Section

John J. Zone, MD has specialized expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of blistering diseases of the skin. This includes dermatitis herpetiformis, linear IgA disease, pemphigus and pemphigoid. He is board certified in dermatology, immunodermatology and internal medicine. He runs both a research and clinical laboratory dedicated to diagnosis, tre... Read More

Research Interests: Bullous Disease, Celiac Disease, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Immunopathology, Lichen Planus, Linear IgA Disease, Melanoma, Pemphigus

Specialties: Bullous (Blistering) Disease, Dermatology, Immune, Autoimmune, and Rheumatic Diseases, Immunopathology

Kristin M. Leiferman, MD

Kristin M. Leiferman, M.D. is a Dermatologist and Immunodermatologist with expertise in immune-mediated skin diseases, especially diagnosis and management of allergic skin diseases and diagnosis of autoimmune blistering diseases that affect skin and mucous membranes. She has board certification in Dermatology and Dermatological Immunology/Diagnosti... Read More

Research Interests: Eosinophil-Associated Epithelial Disease, Immunobullous Diseases, Immunodermatology, Mastocytosis, Cutaneous

Specialties: Allergic Skin Diseases, Bullous (Blistering) Disease, Dermatology, General Dermatology, Immunopathology, Mast Cell Disease

Melanie Kuechle, MD

Melanie Kuechle, MD

Title:  Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Melanie Kuechle is an Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Utah and a founding partner at Puget Sound Dermatology in Edmonds, Washington. She completed medical school at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, then went on to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for Dermatology Residency and a fellowship in Immunodermatology.

After residency and fellowship, she moved to Seattle, Washington to work with Dr. Beverly Dale who identified and characterized the epidermal protein, profilaggrin. While working with Dr. Dale, Dr. Kuechle was awarded and supported by a Howard Hughes Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Physicians.

Dr. Kuechle was an Assistant Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Departments of Medicine (Division of Dermatology) and Pathology from 1999-2007, where she researched the role of enzymatic events in epidermal differentiation. She is currently a partner at Puget Sound Dermatology in Edmonds, Washington.

Dr. Kuechle has a clinical interest in autoimmune skin disorders, including immunobullous disorders, as well as other inflammatory skin disorders. She enjoys challenging diagnostic and therapeutic skin diseases.

Administrative Staff

Marjorie Allen, BS

Marjorie Allen, BS

Title:  Laboratory Manager

Contact Us

Local: 801-581-7139

Toll-Free: 866-266-5699
Fax: 801-585-5695
Email: immunoderm@hsc.utah.edu

Shipping Address

Immunodermatology Laboratory
30 North 1900 East
4A330 School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah 84132

Hours of Operation MDT

Monday-Friday: 8 am–4:30 pm MDT
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
Holidays: Closed

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