Autoimmune bullous diseases (AMBD) are a group of rare autoimmune disorders that primarily affect the skin and mucous membranes. Our AMBD clinic specializes in the diagnosis and comprehensive management of patients with all of the subtypes of bullous disorders including pemphigus, pemphigoid, dermatitis herpetiformis, linear IgA bullous disease, lichen planus, lupus, and epidermolysis bullosa acquisita. We work in close collaboration with other specialties, including ophthamology, ENT, Ob/Gyn, and gastroenterology to provide comprehensive care of these patients. As part of the ongoing attempts to find newer treatment modalities, the AMBD clinic is also involved with clinical trials for these diseases.


The UAB Department of Dermatology offers comprehensive care to patients with cutaneous lymphomas including access to light therapy, photopheresis, radiation and multiple clinical trials.

Learn more about cutaneous lymphomas


We provide comprehensive dermatological care to patients of all ages for the diagnosis and management of diseases of the skin, hair and nails, and skin cancer.

Learn more about general dermatology


The Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology Program is a premier referral center for patients with skin cancer with a strong regional and national reputation for skin cancers of all types. As part of the UAB Multidisciplinary Comprehensive Cancer Center—among the largest in the country and the only one in this state—the unit handles 3,000 patient visits each year for treatment of melanoma, high-risk basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and the entire spectrum of various rarer tumors.

Our talented and caring physicians work in multidisciplinary clinics with a focus on the patient and their disease. In addition, patients have access to the very latest research.

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The UAB Department of Dermatology is pleased to offer pediatric dermatology services at Children's South Pediatric Outpatient Center. The pediatric dermatology clinic sees approximately 4,500 patients per year with disorders of the hair, skin and nails. Common problems include eczema, acne, warts, molluscum, congenital moles and birthmarks. Patients range in age from birth to eighteen. 

Pediatric dermatologists also offer specialized services that are unlikely to be available elsewhere. These include pulsed dye laser for the treatment of port wine stains and hemangiomas (birthmarks). For additional information on appointment times, referrals and clinic location, please call (205) 638-9141.

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The first steps in skin cancer prevention include skin self-examinations and detailed physical examinations by your health care provider. For patients at higher risk of skin cancer, these steps may not be enough. Patients who need the comprehensive services provided by the Pigmented Lesion Clinic are those with one of the following:

  • a personal history of melanoma
  • a family history of melanoma
  • a personal history of dysplastic nevi (abnormal moles)
  • more than 50 moles

An initial appointment at the Pigmented Lesion Clinic includes a detailed questionnaire, dermatoscopic evaluation and digital photographic mole mapping. Patients are asked to return for follow-up every three to six months and should continue to perform self-examinations. Patients will be counseled about the appropriate measures that they can take to protect their skin, how to perform a self-skin examination and educated about what a suspicious pigmented lesion may look like.


Sarcoid is a multi-systemic inflammatory disease. The most common areas of involvement are the lungs and skin. Dr. Naveed Sami (dermatology) and Dr. Joseph Barney (pulmonary) collaborate closely in the UAB multi-disciplinary sarcoid clinic on the care of patients with complex sarcoidosis. This clinic has been also involved in clinical trials of new treatments for refractory sarcoidosis.

For scheduling information, referrals or consultations, please call:

(205) 996-7546 adult patients

(205) 638-9141 pediatric patients