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.

Dr. Angela Christiano of Columbia University presented the keynote address at the UW SDRC Annual Retreat on June 4, 2016.

Department Ranks #13 Nationally for NIH Funding in 2015

Education Information:
Quick links to FAQ and Application for Residency and Fellowship

Clinical News:
Dr. Daniel D. Bennett, Quality Improvement in Clinical Practice

Dr. Apple Bodemer, Tips To Prevent Brittle Nails, Winter Skin Care, Contact ReactionsAcne, Tips and Shiny Hair

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

New Toolkit Available for Transitioning Patients Back to PCP

Link to Dermatology news at and all RSS Feed at UWHealth

Highlights In our History:

Highlighting the History of Dr. Frederic Mohs

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SDRC Future Guest Speakers

All 2016 Committee Meetings

Clinical Competency Committee (CCC)
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
7:00-9:30 am
1 S. Park - Lower Level Conference Room

Friday, June 17, 2016
1:00-2:00 pm
1 S. Park - 7th Floor Derm. Conf. Room

Dept. of Dermatology Faculty Meeting
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
9:45-11:00 am
1 S. Park - 7th Floor Derm Conf. Room

Education Committee Meeting
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
7:00-8:00 am
1 S. Park - 7th Floor Derm. Conf. Room

Quality Committee Meeting
June 28, 2016
7:00-8:00 am
1 S. Park - 7th Floor Derm. Conf. Room

Dermatology Executive Com. Mtg.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
7:00-8:00 am
1 S. Park - 7th Floor Derm. Conf. Room