General Dermatology Clinic

(PGY-2, PYG-3, PGY-4)

General dermatology encompasses a wide spectrum of medical disorders affecting the skin, hair, nails, and mucous membranes.  Adults of all ages, ethnicity and socioeconomic backgrounds are evaluated and treated.

Residents will learn to:

  • Elicit and organize the key components of past medical history, social history, and medications
  • Perform a thorough examination of skin, hair, nails, mucous membrane
  • Develop a sophisticated and thorough differential diagnosis
  • Recognize and diagnose common and uncommon dermatoses and neoplasias
  • Perform and interpret in-office diagnostic tests (potassium hydroxide preparations, Tzanck smears, Sarcoptes scrapings, dermoscopy, and hair pluck analysis)
  • Acquire understanding of topical medications and their indications
  • Acquire understanding of systemic therapies and their indications, contraindications, and safety profiles
  • Utilize phototherapy effectively and safely for patients who are appropriate candidates

Faculty

UF Health Dermatology at Springhill

Maria I Longo

Maria I Longo MD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor
Kiran Motaparthi

Kiran Motaparthi MD, FAAD

Program Director & Clinical Associate Professor
Subspecialties:
  • Dermatopathology
Patricia A Missall

Patricia A Missall MD, PhD, FAAD

Program Director & Clinical Associate Professor
Marjorie Montanez-Wiscovich

Marjorie Montanez-Wiscovich M.D., Ph.D., FAAD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Leah J Hooey

Leah J Hooey DO

Clinical Assistant Professor

UF Health Dermatology at Deerwood Park

Stephanie J Carstens

Stephanie J Carstens MD FAAD

Med Dir & Clin Ast Prof
Department: MD-DERMATOLOGY JACKSONVILLE
Phone: (904) 383-1431
Certifications:
  • FAAD
    American Board of Dermatology
Specialties:
  • Dermatology
Clinical Interests:
  • Skin Cancer
Douglas N Robins

Douglas N Robins MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Department: MD-DERMATOLOGY
Phone: (904) 383-1431

Douglas Robins, MD, graduated from George Washington University Medical School. He completed his dermatology internship at New York University – Bellevue Medical Center. He then entered private practice in Washington, D.C. where he served as clinical assistant professor of dermatology at George Washington University Medical School. In 2000, Dr. Robins became a Jacksonville, Florida resident where he has practiced for nearly two decades. While in Jacksonville he served as president of the Jacksonville Dermatology and as Membership Chairman and Vice President of the Florida Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery. He has also served as principal investigator and co-investigator in more than 50 clinical dermatology trials. Dr. Robins clinical interests include actinic keratosis, acne vulgaris, rosacea, atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis and onychomycosis.

Certifications:
  • Dermatology
    American Board of Dermatology
Clinical Interests:
  • Acne
  • Actinic keratosis
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Rosacea
Publications:
Education:
  • 1970-1973
    Residency – Dermatology
    New York University
  • 1969-1970
    Internship – Dermatology
    Washington Hospital Center
  • 1965-1969
    Medical Degree
    George Washington University Medical School

Malcolm Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Kimberly L Merkel

Kimberly L Merkel M.D.

ADJ AST PROF
Department: MD-DERMATOLOGY
Phone: (352) 594-1500

Dr. Kimberly Merkel is an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology at the UF College of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology. She completed her dermatology residency training at the University of Florida in 2012 and has spent the last year completing her fellowship training in dermatopathology. Dr. Merkel is now a full-time faculty member at the UF Department of Dermatology providing general dermatology and dermatopathology services