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Leslie Merryman

Congratulations Department of Dermatology!

We are thrilled to announce a remarkable achievement for our department! In the recently released rankings from the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research for National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding in 2023, the Department of Dermatology has secured an outstanding position, standing proudly at 36 nationally. This accomplishment is…

Board Review 2024!

The dates for the 2024 Board Review Course will be released soon. It will be virtual as it was this past year. We hope to have the registration open soon.

It’s a Match!

Our two senior residents who applied for a Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology (Mohs) fellowship have matched!  Tyler Werbel, MD is going to stay with us at the University of Florida and Tyler Marion, MD is going to train with William Black, MD at the University of Mississippi!…

In Memory of Stanton Wesson, MD

It is with great sadness for the Department of Dermatology to announce the passing of Stanton Wesson, M.D., on October 25, 2022. Dr. Wesson joined the University of Florida in 2000 and was an instrumental pioneer for the division/department for 18 years, providing amazing patient care along with training…

Residency Program

Written by Dr. Kiran Motaparthi In June we said farewell to another group of accomplished residents from UF Dermatology, and in July, we welcomed a bright new group of junior residents. Congratulations to our four recent graduates: (pictured left to right) Elizabeth Bisbee, MD, Anand Desai, MD, Reesa…

Fellowship Program

Welcome to our new fellows: (left to right) Karl Hoegler, MD – Micrographic Surgery and Dermatologic Oncology Fellow; Elaine Kunzler, MD and Basil Patel, MD – Dermatopathology Fellows; and Anita Arthur, MD – Interdisciplinary Dermatitis Fellow Dr. Hoegler completed medical school at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, his…

Michael Lavery Spotlight

Dr. Michael Lavery joined the faculty at the University of Florida Department of Dermatology in July 2022. Dr Lavery obtained his medical degree from Queen’s University Belfast School of Medicine in Ireland, where he subsequently completed an Internal Medicine Residency. As his passion for dermatology grew, he then went…

Leah Hooey Spotlight

Dr. Hooey completed her residency at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her most memorable moment of her residency was the relationships that she was able to form with her co-residents and faculty. It truly felt like a family. Leah then completed her fellowship at The University of…

Research Highlights

We have an active Clinical Trials Unit (CTU), with a broad range of sponsored trials from skin cancer treatment to inflammatory skin disease (e.g. atopic dermatitis, itch, prurigo nodularis) as well as investigator-initiated studies. We are part of nationwide registry studies to investigate the effects of psoriasis medications (Dr. Montanez)…

Jacksonville Clinic News

Written by Drs. Stephanie Carstens and Abel Torres The UF Department of Dermatology has a bustling outpatient practice located just off Gate Parkway in Jacksonville. The Jacksonville practice started in 2015 and has grown rapidly over the past 5 years. Initially located near downtown off of Emerson Street, the…