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  • Chelsea Ma, MD

    Chelsea Ma, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology

    Bio Chelsea Ma, M.D. is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology. Dr. Ma received a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology from Stanford University. She attended medical school at the University of California Davis, and internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. She completed her dermatology residency at University of California Davis, serving as Chief Resident her final year. She completed a clinical research fellowship, focusing on neutrophilic dermatoses, blistering diseases, melanoma, eczema and psoriasis. Her clinical interests include general dermatology and complex medical dermatology.

  • M. Peter Marinkovich, MD

    M. Peter Marinkovich, MD

    Associate Professor of Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Marinkovich lab studies the function of epithelial extracellular matrix molecules, including integrins, collagens and laminins in epithelial development and carcinoma progression. We apply our discoveries in this area towards development of molecular therapies for carcinomas, hair disease and inherited epithelial adhesive disorders.

  • Ann Marqueling, MD

    Ann Marqueling, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

    Bio Ann Marqueling, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Her clinical interests include general pediatric dermatology, neonatal dermatology, infantile hemangiomas and other vascular anomalies, acne, psoriasis, and pediatric laser and skin surgery. 

  • Kristin M. Nord, MD

    Kristin M. Nord, MD

    Clinical Professor, Dermatology

    Bio Kristin M. Nord, M.D., is a Clinical Professor of Dermatology and has served as Residency Program Director since 2012. Dr. Nord received her doctor of medicine from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed her residency in Dermatology at New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Nord is Attending Physician at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, where her clinical interests are general dermatology, complex medical dermatology and procedural dermatology, and she serves as Assistant Chief of Dermatologic Surgery. Her research focus is on skin cancer education and prevention, and she is co-faculty lead for SUNSPORT (Stanford University Sun Protection Outreach Research and Teamwork).

  • Roberto Novoa, MD

    Roberto Novoa, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interests include the medical applications of artificial intelligence, cutaneous lymphoma, and the side effects of targeted therapies. I have served as the lead dermatologist in our ongoing effort to develop AI-augmented classification of skin lesions. We are in the process of establishing one of the first prospective studies examining the performance of a deep learning algorithm in real-world patients.

  • Anthony Oro, MD, PhD

    Anthony Oro, MD, PhD

    Eugene and Gloria Bauer Professor

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests Our lab uses the skin to answer questions about epithelial stem cell biology, differentiation and carcinogenesis using genomics, genetics, and cell biological techniques. We have studied how hedgehog signaling regulates regeneration and skin cancer, and how tumors evolve to develop resistance. We study the mechanisms of early human skin development using human embryonic stem cells. These fundamentals studies provide a greater understanding of epithelial biology and novel disease therapeutics.

  • Marlyanne Pol-Rodriguez, MD, FAAD

    Marlyanne Pol-Rodriguez, MD, FAAD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology

    Bio Bio Marlyanne Pol-Rodriguez, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor, Attending and Residency Site Director at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center. Her interests include general medical dermatology, minor skin surgery, treatment of hyperhidrosis and the interface of EMR technology and medical practice.

  • Silvina Pugliese, MD

    Silvina Pugliese, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology

    Bio Silvina Pugliese, M.D., is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Attending Physician at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center and Stanford Cancer Institute. She attended medical school at Boston University and completed her residency at Loma Linda, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Pugliese practices Supportive Dermato-Oncology (SDO) at the Stanford main campus and also launched the South Bay Cancer Center's SDO Clinic in 2015. She is interested in the management of cutaneous complications associated with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, organ transplantation, and their impact on patient quality of life.

  • Zakia Rahman, MD

    Zakia Rahman, MD

    Clinical Professor, Dermatology

    Bio Zakia Rahman, M.D., is Clinical Professor, Assistant Chief at the Livermore Division of the PAVAHCS and Director of the Resident Laser and Aesthetic Clinic. Dr. Rahman serves on the American Academy of Dermatology Diversity Committee. She also is member of the Stanford Physician Wellness Committee and the Stanford Medical School Faculty Senate. Her clinical interests include geriatric dermatology, surgical dermatology, lasers, ethnic skin, fillers and neurotoxins for medical and aesthetic indications. Her research interests include lasers for medical and aesthetic indications and ethnic skin.

  • Kerri E. Rieger, MD, PhD

    Kerri E. Rieger, MD, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Pathology

    Bio Dr. Rieger is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pathology and Dermatology at Stanford University. She received her M.D., Ph.D. from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed her Dermatology Residency and Dermatopathology Fellowship at Stanford University. She is board certified in Dermatology and Dermatopathology. She evaluates skin specimens in the Pathology department, where her interests include histopathologic findings in hospitalized patients and patients with autoimmune disease. She also sees patients in the dermatology clinic at the Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center in Redwood City, where her clinical interest is adult general dermatology.

  • Kavita Sarin, MD, PhD

    Kavita Sarin, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research encompasses two main areas: 1) Using next-generation RNA, whole genome, and exome sequencing, we are investigating the genetic alterations involved in skin cancer progression, response to therapy, and other clinical outcomes and 2) We are developing and implementing genome-wide genetic risk prediction assessments for skin cancer into clinical use and studying the impact of this information on patient care.

  • John B. Sunwoo

    John B. Sunwoo

    Edward C. and Amy H. Sewall Professor in the School of Medicine and Professor, by courtesy, of Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My laboratory is focused on two primary areas of research: (1) the immune response to head and neck cancer and to a tumorigenic population of cells within these malignancies called cancer stem cells; (2) the developmental programs of a special lymphocyte population involved in innate immunity called natural killer (NK) cells; and (3) intra-tumor and inter-tumor heterogeneity.

  • Susan M. Swetter, MD

    Susan M. Swetter, MD

    Professor of Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests 1) Early detection of melanoma through enhanced screening, novel imaging technologies, and professional/public education to improve melanoma awareness. 2) Therapeutic prevention of melanoma and other skin cancers in high-risk groups. 4) Epidemiologic and sociodemographic melanoma risk factors. 4) Dermatologist liaison to ECOG-ACRIN Melanoma Committee and Co-founder/Co-Director of the national Melanoma Prevention Working Group, an interdisciplinary collaboration dedicated to melanoma control.

  • Jean Y. Tang MD PhD

    Jean Y. Tang MD PhD

    Professor of Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research focuses on 2 main areas:

    1. Skin cancer:
    - New therapeutics to treat and prevent non-melanoma skin cancer, especially by targeting the Hedgehog signaling pathway for BCC tumors
    - Genomic analysis of drug-resistant cancers
    - Identifying risk factors for skin cancer in the Women's Health Initiative

    2. Epidermolysis Bullosa: gene therapy and protein therapy to replace defective/absent Collagen 7 in children and adults with Recessive Dystrophic EB

  • Joyce Teng, MD, PhD

    Joyce Teng, MD, PhD

    Professor of Dermatology

    Bio Joyce Teng, MD, PhD is a professor in dermatology at Stanford University. She is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) at Stanford and Stanford Hospital and Clinics (SHC). She received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 12 years. She is one of the 5 pediatric dermatologists practicing at LPCH and one of 72 at SHC who specialize in Dermatology. She sees patients with rare genetic disorders, birthmarks, vascular anomalies and a variety of inflammatory skin diseases. She is also an experienced pediatric dermatological surgeon. Her research interests are drug discovery and novel therapy for skin disorders.

  • Jennifer Y. Wang, MD

    Jennifer Y. Wang, MD

    Clinical Assistant Professor, Dermatology

    Bio Dr. Wang is a board-certified dermatologist. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Wang is also fellowship-trained in dermatopathology.

    Her clinical interests include medical dermatology and cutaneous oncology, including melanoma, high-risk skin cancer, and cutaneous lymphoma. Her research interests include the histopathologic characterization of rare skin disorders and improving the detection and treatment of skin cancers.

  • Kevin Wang, MD, PhD

    Kevin Wang, MD, PhD

    Assistant Professor of Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests The Wang lab takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying fundamental mechanisms controlling gene expression in mammalian cells, and how epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation, chromatin modifications, and RNA influence chromatin dynamics to affect gene regulation.

  • Wen-Kai Weng, MD, PhD

    Wen-Kai Weng, MD, PhD

    Associate Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interest is on immunotherapy (including allogeneic transplant) of cancer. I have studies the mechanism of monoclonal antibody therapy in lymphoma patients and am currently working on designing new strategy to enhance the clinical efficacy of antibody therapy by infusing expanded NK cells. I am also interested in using tumor vaccine along with hematopoietic cell transplant.

  • David J. Wong, MD, PhD

    David J. Wong, MD, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

    Current Research and Scholarly Interests My research interest is focused on investigating the molecular networks that underlie cancer stem cells and designing therapies that selectively target these cells, thereby eliminating a cancer's potential for regrowth.

  • John Yost, MD

    John Yost, MD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

    Bio John Montgomery Yost, MD, MPH is a Clinical Associate Professor in Dermatology at Stanford Health Care and the Director of the Nail Disorders Clinic. After attending medical school at the University of Michigan, he completed his residency at the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center. His clinical and research interests include nail disorders, tumors of the nail apparatus, nail surgery, longitudinal melanonychia, brittle nail disease, and inflammatory nail disorders.

  • Lisa Zaba, MD, PhD

    Lisa Zaba, MD, PhD

    Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

    Bio Lisa Zaba M.D. Ph.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Dermatology and Director of the South Bay Cutaneous Oncology Program. She has a special interest in managing skin complications in cancer patients while they receive treatment including skin rashes, graft versus host disease, and skin cancer. She also has a special interest in rheumatologic diseases and autoimmunity that can be caused by some forms of immune based chemotherapeutics. At the South Bay Cancer Center (CCSB) she leads the multi-disciplinary melanoma clinic. Dr. Zaba completed medical school at Cornell University, PhD in immunology at Rockefeller University, Residency and Post-Doc at Stanford University in 2013.

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