UF Health Dermatology

Our mission is to provide exemplary and compassionate care to our patients, while educating future leaders and clinicians in the art and science of Dermatology.  Through research and inquiry we foster innovation to advance the field of Dermatology.

About DErmatology

What is Dermatology?

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.

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Our Faculty

Our specialists 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.

UF Dermatology Laser Procedures

Our Department

We are 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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News & Events

Success at the College of Medicine Research…

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Students and faculties from our department attended a very successful 2020 College of Medicine Research Poster Session!   [caption…

Drs. Anna De Benedetto and Abel Torres, Chairman of Dermatology

Free Skin Cancer Screenings

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Stephanie Carstens, MD, Meghan Sternat, PA-C and Andrew Schmidt DO MPH (Med Director of Jax Beach Ocean Rescue) performed free skin cancer screenings…

from L to R is Stephanie Carstens, MD, Meghan Sternat, PA-C and Andrew Schmidt DO MPH

Congratulations Exemplary Teacher Award…

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Congratulations to Drs. Konda, De Benedetto, and Merkel on the receipt of a 2019 Exemplary Teacher Award!  Faculty are selected based on…

Win prize trophy on wood table with background window.


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Skin cancer screening

As Floridians we love our sunshine. So it’s important to give your skin the care it deserves. Third-year UF medical student Allison Harmel led her student-run organization in a free skin cancer screening for Gainesville residents on July 18, 2019. The screening event is the first of the group’s efforts to increase awareness of the dangers of skin cancer through education and preventative measures.

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