The Department of Dermatology has been a part of the School of Medicine since its inception in 1945. At a time when few dermatology departments were conducting serious basic research, the UAB Dermatology Department already had a research presence.

Since that time, the Department of Dermatology has grown significantly, in size and accomplishment. The Department places great emphasis on basic, clinical and translational research and, in recent years, has received in excess of $2,000,000 in extramural funding. New medical dermatology programs have been established, including cosmetic dermatology, making the School of Medicine's Dermatology Department one of the few programs in the country to have a full-time cosmetic dermatologist. The program is made up of 18 faculty several of whom have national and international reputations and have held leadership positions in national organizations.

The Department of Dermatology offers a competitive Dermatology Residency Program and several subspecialty fellowship programs

Likewise, the Department provides comprehensive dermatological patient care, ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, for the diagnosis and management of diseases of the skin, hair and nails, skin cancer and skin cosmetics.   Read MORE about our department...