Bridget Shields, MD

Position title: Assistant Professor

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To Schedule an Appointment: UWHealth
Academic and Other: Administration

2010 Drake University, B.A. Biochemistry Cellular and Molecular Biology, summa cum laude
2015 University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Doctor of Medicine

2016 Central Iowa Health System, Iowa Methodist Medical Center

2019 Chief Resident Dermatology, University of Wisconsin Hospitals

2020 Medical Dermatology Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

PubMed Publications (external link)

Clinical Emphases
Complex medical dermatology with a focus on inpatient care. This includes treating the cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease in addition to the dermatologic conditions associated with gastrointestinal, nutritional, and metabolic disorders, autoimmune and connective tissue diseases, and granulomatous conditions.

Skin complications of gastrointestinal diseases with a focus on inflammatory bowel disease and celiac disease. Additionally, managing the cutaneous conditions that may result from the treatment of these conditions.

Research Interests
Elucidating the genetic and epigenetic pathways involved in granulomatous and neutrophilic conditions.
Improving the understanding of rare cutaneous conditions associated with gastrointestinal disorders.
Evaluating and refining the treatment modalities available for these disorders through epidemiological studies and quality of life research.

Specific Conditions Include
Pyoderma gangrenosum
Erythema nodosum
Cutaneous Crohn disease
Granulomatous cheilitis
Hidradenitis suppurativa
Dermatitis herpetiformis
Cutaneous reactions to medications used for IBD (biologics and immunosuppressants)
Prurigo pigmentosa
Pyostomatitis vegetans/pyodermatitis vegetans
Small and medium vessel vasculitis
Cutaneous polyarteritis nodosa
Neutrophilic dermatoses
Sweet syndrome
Aphthous ulcerations
Acrodermatitis enteropathica
Granuloma annulare
Necrobiotic xanthogranuloma
Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum
Autoimmune bullous diseases
Connective tissue diseases (lupus, dermatomyositis, morphea, Sjogren’s syndrome, systemic sclerosis, vasculitis
Cutaneous medication reactions
Cutaneous amyloidosis
Erythema multiforme
Calcinosis cutis

Professional Organizations
2019 American Academy of Dermatology (AAD)
2019 Medical Dermatology Society
2019 Rheumatologic Dermatology Society
2019 Society for Dermatology Hospitalists
2019 State Society Relationship Committee, AAD
2019 Women’s Dermatologic Society

Book Chapters
Shields BE, Forrestel A, Rosenbach M. (2020). Erythema Nodosum. In Lebwohl(Ed), Treatment of Skin Disease 6th Edition.
Shields BE, Rosenbach M. (2020). Granuloma Annulare. In Lebwohl(Ed), Treatment of Skin Disease 6th Edition.
Shields BE, Zone JJ. (2020). Dermatitis Herpetiformis. In Lebwohl(Ed), Treatment of Skin Disease 6th Edition.

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