Students at Poster Presentation

Congratulations to our research coordinator, students and faculties for their achievement!

Department research projects were presented at the 2019 College of Medicine Research Poster Session, February 19, 2019.  Congratulations to our research coordinator, students and faculties for their achievement!

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Congratulations to Navid Farahbakhsh!

Navid Farahbakhsh,  was a semi-finalist in the Research Poster Session celebrated on Feb 19 with his poster “Skin cancer awareness in solid organ transplant recipients: Patient survey study.” ​

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Jennifer Schoch, MD wins Career Development Award!

The Society for Pediatric Dermatology and the PeDR jointly support a career development award – the Western Pediatric Dermatology CDA – which provides $40,000 in support for 1 year. This […]

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Rony Andre François, MD, PhD elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society!

Congratulations Dr. François on your election to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.  With a distinguished history of 116 years of service to medicine and society, Alpha Omega Alpha (AΩA) is […]

Drs. Kiran Motaparthi and Jennifer Schoch

Congratulations to our two Exemplary teachers!

Drs. Kiran Motaparthi and Jennifer Schoch have both won this year’s College of Medicine Exemplary Teacher of the year Award.  Eligible faculty are nominated from each department and participate in […]

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Congratulations to our Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Provider Award Winners!

Stephanie Anuszewski, PA-C and Drs. Sailesh Konda and Stephanie Carstens have received an Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Provider Award due to their high Press Ganey (Patient Satisfaction) scores.  Congratulations and […]

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Welcome to the University of Florida Department of Dermatology

This is the website of the UF Department of Dermatology and it offers information about our clinical, educational, and research programs. Whether you are a patient or family member, a professional colleague, or a student interested in training with us, we hope that you will find the information you are seeking on our website.

Dermatology Faculty 2019


Dermatology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases. A dermatologist is a medical doctor who specializes in skin, hair and nail care, specially trained to provide the full spectrum of skin care.

Our UF dermatology specialist are expertly trained and board certified in dermatology to provide patients with the full spectrum of general adult and pediatric dermatological consultations, evaluations and treatments. Each faculty member brings extensive experience and knowledge to the practice to make UF Dermatology one of the most comprehensive dermatology practices in the state of Florida. Our UF Health Dermatology - Springhill is located in Gainesville, Florida. In January 2015, the department opened the new UF Health Dermatology - Emerson clinic in Jacksonville.  We are planning to expand our services in the future and open new dermatology satellite offices in Ocala and Lake City, FL.

Our department is home to four specialty practices: General Dermatology, Pediatric Dermatology, Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology. Additionally, the UF Department of Dermatology has its own dermatopathology laboratory to provide expert and timely pathology reporting.


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All of Us Research Program

The All of Us Research Program is a nation-wide research program that seeks to enroll one million people and they are looking for your help. Through health surveys, electronic health […]

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Please welcome new Resident, Renee Thomas, MD, PhD

Dr. Thomas completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University and her Medical School at UCLA.  She did a preliminary year at St, Josephs-Syracuse and is now a FL Gator.  In […]

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Welcome to our new Resident, Sami Saikaly, MD

Please welcome Dr. Sami Saikaly to UF Dermatology.  Sami completed his undergraduate degree at UF, then his Medical School at UCF with a preliminary year at Orlando Health.  It’s nice […]

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Welcome to Diana Braswell, MD our new Dermatopathology Fellow!

Dr. Braswell comes to us from Duke University School of Medicine after completing her undergraduate work at Rice University. She has completed a residency in Pathology at the University of […]

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Welcome Dr. Kerrie Grunnet, new Resident!

Kerrie Grunnet, MD was an undergrad at the University of Georgia and attended Medical School at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University.  She completed a preliminary year at […]