Michael Lavery

Michael Lavery, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Business Phone: (352) 594-1500

About Michael Lavery

Dr Lavery is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Florida. Dr Lavery obtained his medical degree from Queen’s University Belfast School of Medicine in Ireland, and subsequently completed an Internal Medicine Residency. Dr Lavery then completed a highly competitive 4-year dermatology residency program in Liverpool, United Kingdom followed by an ACGME accredited pediatric dermatology fellowship at Mayo Clinic Arizona/Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Throughout Dr Lavery’s training he has also worked in the dermatology department at the Mayo Clinic Rochester, has been awarded a scholarship to rotate through the pediatric dermatology department at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London and has provided dermatologic care to the Native American population in the Navajo Nation, Arizona. Dr Lavery has also worked at Temple University, Philadelphia where he completed a dermatology research fellowship studying chronic itch, and during a subsequent clinical fellowship was involved in the first global clinical trial on the use of Dupilumab to treat atopic dermatitis.

Dr Lavery’s clinical interests include general pediatric dermatology, vascular anomalies, congenital and genetic skin disorders, and chronic itch. He also has a passion for general and complex adult medical dermatology as well as dermatologic procedures. At the end of postgraduate training Dr Lavery has published more than 55 peer-reviewed articles and 4 book chapters. He regularly peer reviews articles for leading dermatology and pediatric dermatology journals, is an editorial board member for the dermatology journal: Skinmed: Dermatology for the Clinician and is on the Board of Directors of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology. Dr Lavery has received numerous awards including the ‘Euroderm Excellence Award’ where he was selected as one of the top dermatology residents to attend a prestigious ‘invitation only’ European Dermatology conference. Dr Lavery has given presentations at numerous dermatology conferences including the American Academy of Dermatology, Society for Pediatric Dermatology, British Association of Dermatologists, World Congress of Dermatology, World Congress for Pediatric Dermatology, and the World Congress of the International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology.

Outside of medicine Dr Lavery enjoys hiking, playing golf, soccer and tennis, as well as spending time with his family.


Board of Directors
2022 · International Academy of Cosmetic Dermatology

Clinical Profile

  • Dermatology
Areas of Interest
  • Acne
  • Alopecia areata
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Birthmarks – pigmented
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Giant congenital nevus
  • Hair loss
  • Hemangioma
  • Impetigo
  • Keloids
  • Laser therapy
  • Lichen planus
  • Melanoma
  • Molluscum contagiosum
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyogenic granuloma
  • Rashes
  • Red birthmarks
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic dermatitis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Vitiligo
  • Warts

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)



Anterior Midline Neck Mass in an Adolescent.
The Journal of pediatrics. 259 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2023.113471. [PMID] 37182657.
Athena: Specialty Certificate Examination case for paediatrics and genetics.
Clinical and experimental dermatology. 48(6):708-709 [DOI] 10.1093/ced/llad047. [PMID] 36749346.
The history of annular lesions of skin diseases.
Clinics in dermatology. 40(5):414-419 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2021.12.004. [PMID] 35038563.
A flare of pre‐existing erythema multiforme following BNT162b2 (Pfizer–BioNTech) COVID‐19 vaccine
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 46(7):1325-1327 [DOI] 10.1111/ced.14714. [PMID] 33914926.
A radon seed identified during skin surgery: an unusual finding
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 46(3):604-606 [DOI] 10.1111/ced.14454.
A Superficial Acral Fibromyxoma Presenting as an Exquisitely Painful Lesion on the Finger.
Skinmed. 19(5):399-400 [PMID] 34861926.
A widespread rash with optic neuritis
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 46(5):960-963 [DOI] 10.1111/ced.14552.
An umbilical lesion
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology. 46(5):971-973 [DOI] 10.1111/ced.14561.
Cutaneous manifestations of COVID-19 in children (and adults): A virus that does not discriminate.
Clinics in dermatology. 39(2):323-328 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2020.10.020. [PMID] 34272030.
Cutaneous manifestations secondary to panitumumab therapy.
Clinics in dermatology. 39(5):887-889 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2021.07.014. [PMID] 34785017.
Survey to evaluate the patient experience of virtual telephone consultations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Clinics in dermatology. 39(2):334-336 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2020.11.004. [PMID] 34272032.
Acquired reactive perforating collagenosis in association with pregnancy
European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 253:339-341 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2020.07.055.
A baby with a widespread itchy rash.
BMJ (Clinical research ed.). 367 [DOI] 10.1136/bmj.l5675. [PMID] 31624073.
Bilateral linear red lines on the calves in an infant
Pediatric Dermatology. 36(6) [DOI] 10.1111/pde.13935.
Impact of acute stress on itch sensation and scratching behaviour in patients with atopic dermatitis and healthy controls
British Journal of Dermatology. 180(4):821-827 [DOI] 10.1111/bjd.16921.
The life-threatening rash of poisoning.
Clinics in dermatology. 37(2):136-147 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2018.12.007. [PMID] 30981294.
Characteristics of Chronic Itch in Systemic Sclerosis: A Cross-sectional Survey.
Acta dermato-venereologica. 98(8):793-794 [DOI] 10.2340/00015555-2966. [PMID] 29738045.
Cutaneous manifestations of diabetes mellitus and the metabolic syndrome.
Clinics in dermatology. 36(1):89-93 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2017.09.015. [PMID] 29241758.
Dermatitis artefacta.
Clinics in dermatology. 36(6):719-722 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2018.08.003. [PMID] 30446194.
Skin and the metabolic syndrome.
Clinics in dermatology. 36(1):1-2 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2017.09.001. [PMID] 29241745.
A Case of Ischemia-Induced Perianal Ulceration Mimicking Pyoderma Gangrenosum.
Skinmed. 15(3):235-237 [PMID] 28705292.
Nocturnal Pruritus: Prevalence, Characteristics, and Impact on ItchyQoL in a Chronic Itch Population.
Acta dermato-venereologica. 97(4):513-515 [DOI] 10.2340/00015555-2560. [PMID] 27805720.
Topical ketamine-amitriptyline-lidocaine for chronic pruritus: A retrospective study assessing efficacy and tolerability.
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 76(4):760-761 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jaad.2016.10.030. [PMID] 28325395.
Advances in therapeutic strategies for the treatment of pruritus.
Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy. 17(5):671-87 [DOI] 10.1517/14656566.2016.1127355. [PMID] 26630350.
Bibliography of secondary sources on the history of dermatology: II. Obituaries and biographies in English supplemented through 2015.
Clinics in dermatology. 34(6):779-785 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2016.06.003. [PMID] 27968938.
Bibliography of secondary sources on the history of dermatology: III. Books, Monographs, and Chapters in English Supplemented through 2015.
Clinics in dermatology. 34(6):786-787 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2016.10.001. [PMID] 27968939.
Bibliography of secondary sources on the history of dermatology: Journal articles in English.
Clinics in dermatology. 34(5):667-73 [DOI] 10.1016/j.clindermatol.2016.05.020. [PMID] 27638448.
Nocturnal Pruritus: The Battle for a Peaceful Night’s Sleep.
International journal of molecular sciences. 17(3) [DOI] 10.3390/ijms17030425. [PMID] 27011178.
Pruritus: an overview. What drives people to scratch an itch?
The Ulster medical journal. 85(3):164-173 [PMID] 27698518.
The sign of Leser-Trélat: is it really so?–for your eyes only.
Skinmed. 12(2):76-8 [PMID] 24933843.
Hair then and now.
Skinmed. 10(6):334-5 [PMID] 23379013.
Pediculosis capitis revisited.
Skinmed. 10(4):198-201 [PMID] 23008934.
Scabies then and now.
Skinmed. 10(2):67-9 [PMID] 22545318.
Bed bugs revisited.
Skinmed. 9(1):6-8 [PMID] 21409956.


Fellowship in Pediatric Dermatology
2021-2022 · Mayo Clinic Arizona/Phoenix Children's Hospital
Residency in Dermatology
2017-2021 · Health Education England
Clinical Fellowship in Dermatology
2016-2017 · St. James' Hospital
Research Fellowship in Dermatology
2015-2016 · Temple University, Philadelphia
Residency in Internal Medicine
2013-2015 · Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
2011-2013 · Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
Medical Degree
2006-2011 · Queen's University Belfast

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