Group photo of dermatology faculty, residents, and APPs.


Our dermatologists and advanced practice providers serve the needs of our community and those of an academic and world-class tertiary referral center. Visit us at one of our clinics in south-central Wisconsin.


Residents in dermatology practice in a variety of settings and subspecialties, and we continue the historic tradition of Mohs micrographic surgical training. Learn with us in these and our other medical education programs.


We study the causes of and treatments for epithelial cell cancer and other skin conditions, and are working to bridge the clinic to the lab with translational research. See what our researchers are working and writing on.

Skin Disease Research Center

An NIH-funded, interdisciplinary community of scholars specializing in skin diseases and skin biology, we offer services to researchers, pilot funding for exploratory projects, and host seminars open to the public.

Featured Speaker

The Skin Disease Research Center welcomes:
Todd Ridky, MD. PhD, Tuesday, July 9th
Fabian Volker Filipp, PhD, Thursday, July 25th

Message from the Chair – Beth A. Drolet, MD

Beth Drolet MD CharimanWelcome 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!

UW Health Dermatology Clinics are offered at east, central and west Madison locations, as well as UW American Family Children’s Hospital and UW Health Transformations. We also care for veterans at the Middleton VA, and consult on hospitalized patients at University of Wisconsin Hospital, American Family Children’s Hospital and Meriter Hospital. We offer a telemedicine program at the VA and are piloting a similar program at UW Health. [Read More]

News and Events

  • Gary S. Wood, MD, Recognized for a Career of Academic Accomplishments

    In recognition of his academic accomplishments during 18 years of service to the university, Dr. Gary S. Wood (the Founding Chair of the Department of Dermatology) has received two recent honors. First, Dr. Beth Drolet …

  • Chang Wins Stiefel Research Award

    Assistant Professor of Dermatology Hao Chang, PhD, received the 2019 Daneen & Charles Stiefel Investigative Scientist Award for Melanoma Research from the American Skin Association. The $100,000, one-year award will support Chang’s research on the …

  • Beth Drolet Named Chair of Dermatology

    Posted by Robert Golden, M.D, Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health: I am thrilled to announce that Dr. Beth Drolet has accepted our offer to become the next Chair of Dermatology, effective March …

  • UWSDRC Funds Six Pilot Awards In 2019

    After a successful application cycle, the UW Skin Disease Research Center announces funding of six new pilot projects totaling almost $200,000. We are pleased to fund several applications with direct clinical relevance in this cycle, …

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