Gary S. Wood, MD

Message from the Chairman

Welcome to the Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. We are delighted to share with you the activities of our dynamic department!

We offer services at a number of outpatient sites in Madison, including the UW American Family Children's Hospital and UW Health Transformations, as well as in the transplant and melanoma clinics located in the university hospital. We also care for veterans at the Middleton VA, for UW students in the University Health Service, and consult on hospitalized patients at UW and Meriter hospitals. Last year, we began a telemedicine program at the VA and will begin a similar pilot at UW Health shortly.

Our innovative research programs in both clinical and basic science address a variety of problems focusing on targets and agents for cancer chemoprevention and treatment, molecular mechanisms of cancer development, molecular diagnosis of skin diseases, clinical trials testing novel treatments and translational research investigating genetic correction of skin diseases. In 2014, the Department established the UW Skin Diseases Research Center becoming one of only six NIH sponsored Centers of its kind nationwide.

Our educational programs reach a broad spectrum of learners including: practicing physicians in the local community and across the region; Procedural Dermatology Fellows in our board-certified training program; dermatology residents in two distinct ACGME accredited programs; and medical students being introduced to dermatology.

Welcome to Dermatology! Please take a look around and do not hesitate to contact us.


Highlights In Research:
Professors Hasan Mukhtar, PhD, and Vijay Setaluri, PhD, are awarded Department of Defense grants to continue prostate cancer research.

UW Dermatology Earns National Institutes of Health Skin Diseases Research Center Grant

Department Ranks #11 Nationally in NIH Funding

Clinical News:
Dr. Apple Bodemer, Winter Skin Care, Contact ReactionsAcne, Tips and Shiny Hair

2015 Ambulatory Patient Experience Recognition Dr's Xu and Bennett

Dr. Gary S. Wood, joins board, American Academy of Dermatology

New Toolkit Available for Transitioning Patients Back to PCP

Dr. Juliet Aylward, Dermatologic Surgery

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Highlights In our History:

Highlighting the History of Dr. Frederic Mohs

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Current Meetings:
Quality Committee Meeting
February 23, 2016
April 26, 2016
June 28, 2016
7:00-8:00 am
1-South Park, 7th floor
Dermatology Conference Room

Marketing Meeting
9:30 – 10:30 am,
Dermatology Conf Room at 1-South Park
Feb. 16, 2016
May 24, 2016
Aug. 23, 2016

Friday,February 19, 2016
1:00-2:00 pm
1-South Conf. Room

Dept. of Dermatology Financial Review
December 1, 2015
4:00-5:00 pm (conf. call also)
Dermatology Conf. Room

Dept. of Dermatology Faculty Meeting
February 23, 2016
9:45-11:00 am
Dermatology Conf. Room

Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
7:00-8:00 am
1-S Lower Level Conf. room

Dermatology Executive Com. Mtg.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
(every 8 wks.)
7:00-8:00 am
Dermatology Conference Room