Ami Greene, a fellow in the Department of Dermatology, looks over skin samples using the Olympus digital imagers in the Mohs lab in October 2020. The back of her head is visible, with her hair in a ponytail, and a microscopic image is seen on a computer screen next to her.

Department of Dermatology

Dermatology at Penn State College of Medicine

The Department of Dermatology at Penn State College of Medicine has a four-part mission:

  • Providing patients with the best dermatologic care available
  • Educating medical students, physicians and the public about dermatology
  • Performing research into the causes and treatment of dermatologic diseases
  • Contributing to the community through service

Welcome to Penn State Health and Penn State College of Medicine's Department of Dermatology.

Our team is committed to providing safe, high quality care so our patients have better health outcomes.

We are committed to earning the trust of our patients by meeting patients where they are – their language, beliefs, attitudes, behaviors and life experiences matter.

We strive to build a team comprising the nation’s top dermatologists and well-trained advanced practice professionals, collaborating together to deliver the right care for the right patient.

A head-and-shoulders professional photo of Dr. Jeffrey Miller in a medical coat, shirt and tie on a professional photo background.
Jeffrey Miller, MD, MBA, Chair, Dermatology

We translate our research findings into leading-edge care for a variety of skin diseases, like melanoma, acne, autoimmune disorders, birthmarks and hidradenitis suppurativa.

We train the next generation of dermatologists and scientists by providing a top-notch education.

And we educate our communities about skin cancer prevention and overall skin and hair health.

Thank you for learning more about who we are and what we do.

Jeffrey Miller, MD, MBA
Associate Dean for Administration, Penn State College of Medicine
Professor and Chair, Department of Dermatology

Email us to find out more Or call us at 717-531-6820

More about Dermatology @ Penn State

Education in the Department of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology serves a spectrum of learners, ranging from patients, physicians and staff as lifelong learners, to students, residents and fellows.

Education is crucial to the practice of medicine and contributes to high-quality patient outcomes and innovation, leading to better care and value.

Students and residents learn from and with departmental providers and patients during rotations in a variety of clinical locations. Residents and fellows benefit from accessible attendings, excellent instruction, leading-edge technology and a competency-based curriculum - all rooted in a collegial program and community.

A number of opportunities are available for medical students as well, including clerkships, acting internships and electives.

Meanwhile, continuing education programs such as Dermatology State-of-the-Art Issues and Grand Rounds provide opportunities for providers in a number of specialties to refine their skills.

To learn more about educational programs in dermatology, call 717-531-8307.

Research in the Department of Dermatology

The basic and translational science research teams at Penn State Dermatology are using leading-edge technologies to understand both normal skin biology and a number of inflammatory and autoimmune skin diseases.

Within the department's laboratories, investigators use a variety of model systems, including human patient samples, to discover the mechanisms underlying disease development and identify novel biological targets for future therapies.

Researchers work closely with clinical colleagues, bioinformaticians and other researchers to provide a multidisciplinary team approach to combating skin diseases.

Learn more about dermatology research here.

Clinical Care in the Department of Dermatology

The Department of Dermatology specializes and cares for patients with all types of skin, hair and nail disorders.

The department's team of physicians specializes in pediatric, adult, surgical and pathological aspects of skin disease. The team provides numerous sub-specialty services, including patch testing, occupational dermatology, dermatopathology, cosmetic dermatology and Mohs surgery, as well as many others.

Learn more about adult dermatology at Penn State Health here and learn more about pediatric dermatology at Penn State Health Children's Hospital here.

Learn more about the Dermatology Residency at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in this video.

View accessible video with audio description and transcript here.

Explore Programs in Dermatology

Jobs in Dermatology

Information on jobs that may be available in the Department of Dermatology can be found at (for non-clinical positions) or (for clinical positions). All applications must be made through those sites.