The Best Choice: Penn Dermatology
Penn's dermatologists, dermatologic surgeons and dermatopathologists diagnose and treat patients with a full spectrum of dermatologic conditions, from minor or common to the most complex or rare skin diseases.
Penn dermatologists are often cited by publications such as Philadelphia magazine's "Top Docs" issue, Best Doctors in America, and America's Top Doctors for providing outstanding patient care and for their expertise in the treatment of diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Penn faculty members are recognized leaders in dermatologic surgery and for their exceptional skill in treating cosmetic and aesthetic conditions.
Physicians from the Philadelphia region and across the country refer patients to Penn Dermatology to diagnose and treat disorders of the skin, hair and nails, as well as to offer solutions for cosmetic problems or disorders.
The Nation's Leading Dermatology Department
Founded in 1874 as the nation's first department of dermatology, Penn Dermatology has always been at the forefront of academic medicine. Since its early days, Penn Dermatology consistently ranks among the nation's best dermatology departments for its groundbreaking clinical and basic science research.
In the most recent assessment of all academic departments of dermatology in the United States, Penn Dermatology was ranked number one.
Since 2004, Penn Dermatology has been ranked as one of the top five dermatology departments in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for dermatology research, often ranking number one or two.
In addition to holding leadership positions in the nation's leading scientific and medical organizations Penn's dermatologists are routinely invited to lecture at the conferences of the most prestigious academic professional research and medical groups in the United States and abroad. Among the department's faculty are members of many of the major scientific and medical associations in the country, including the prestigious Institute of Medicine. Penn's dermatologists and research scientists hold editorial positions in, and are prolific contributors to, the most respected scientific and medical journals in the world.
Clinical programs within Penn Dermatology include:
- Aging skin
- Allergic contact dermatitis
- Autoimmune diseases/lupus/dermatomyositis
- Blistering diseases/pemphigus/pemphigoid
- Cosmetic and skin enhancement
- Cutaneous T-cell lymphoma
- General dermatology
- Genetic disease dermatology
- Graft-versus-host disease