Faculty and Staff Celebrate "We Are Phil" Week

"Phil" is short for philanthropy, and at the UI, Phil is our nickname for everyone who donates to the university, as well as all those who benefit from private support. 

Staff Volunteers for Free Skin Cancer Screening

Dermatologists from UI Hospitals and Clinics offered free skin cancer screening Saturday, Aug. 22, in Kalona, in conjunction with the 2015 Courage Ride. 

New Ethnic Skin Care Clinic treats unique conditions

Operating within the Dermatology Clinic in the Pomerantz Family Pavilion, the new Ethnic Skin Care Clinic offers specialized services for skin of color patients (defined as types IV-VI in the Fitzpatr...

Welcome to Dr. Ferguson

Nkanyezi Ferguson, MD joined the Department of Dermatology as clinical assistant professor on July 1, 2015.

Farewell to departing faculty members

The Department of Dermatology extends its best wishes to two faculty members who have recently moved on from their positions with the University of Iowa.

Van Beek discusses dangers of tanning beds and skin cancer on KCRG

Marta Van Beek, MD, MPH, FAAD, clinical associate professor of dermatology was featured Sunday, May 15 as part of KCRG-TV's discussion of sun protection and skin cancer. A video of the segment is avai...

Department participates in skin cancer screenings

The Dermatology Department offers in skin cancer screenings at several community events throughout the year. Recently, we took part in these screenings at the Courage Ride (August 23, 2014), Johnson C...

Remembering John Steinert Strauss, MD

John Steinert Strauss, M.D., 88, professor emeritus of dermatology, died peacefully at UI Hospitals and Clinics on Monday, July 28, 2014.

Department welcomes new faces

Iowa Dermatologic Society Fall Meeting: September 5, 2014

The Iowa Dermatologic Society has announced the date for its annual fall meeting. The 2014 Fall Meeting will be held Friday, September 5, 2014 in the Urmila Sahai Seminar Room, Medical Education and R...

Faculty and staff achievements

Cathy Clanton began her nursing career 40 years ago on an inpatient multi-service 48 bed unit. She worked on inpatient units for 20 years, 18 of which she was the Nurse Manager. Cathy came to the UI D...

Farewell to our departing residents and faculty members

Adam Asarch completed his procedural dermatology fellowship and will join his father's dermatology practice in Denver, Colorado.

Meet our new residents

Grant Ghahramani spent his early childhood in Omaha, NE, where he has happy memories of visits to a family farm in western Iowa. After moving to the Kansas City area, he attended University of Kansas ...

Department welcomes Heather Ciliberto, MD

Heather Ciliberto, MD, joined the faculty as a clinical assistant professor in September 2013. She completed medical school, dermatology residency and a pediatric dermatology fellowship at Washington ...

Wanat joins faculty

Karolyn (Kari) Wanat, MD, joined faculty as a clinical assistant professor in June 2013. She earned her MD from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and completed her dermatology residency an...

Giudici joins faculty

Paula Giudici, MD, joined the faculty as a Clinical Assistant Professor in November 2012. She received a Masters Degree in Microbiology from the University of South Dakota in ‘78, and is a ‘82 alumnus...

Currently In Press for 2012!

Walling HW, Swick BL.  Interstitial granulomatous dermatitis associated with chronic inflammatory demyelinating neuropathy.  Cutis 2012;90(1):30-32.

2012 Publications

Fairley JA, Gilmour K, Walsh K.  Making the most of pathological specimens: Molecular diagnosis in formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue.  Curr Drug Targets Sep 7, 2012. 

New Faces in Dermatology

Allison Legler, MD, Joins the Faculty

Fall 2012 Departing Residents

Erik Alexander moved to Milwaukee where he completed his internship. He will be joining Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, a large single-specialty practice that covers much of the state.

Five New Residents Join the Department

Jenny Mandell moved here from New York City, which is where she grew up. She obtained her BA in history and literature from Harvard University, completed medical school at NYU and then interned for a ...

Thomas Ray, MD, Retires From UI

Dr. Ray joined Dermatology Faculty in 1979. Throughout his career Dr. Ray was loved by his patients, for whom he provided excellent, empathetic care. In June 2012, Dr. Ray enjoyed a retirement celebra...

Brian Swick, MD Promoted

Dermatology is pleased to announce that Brian Swick, MD, has been promoted to Clinical Associate Professor. Dr. Swick's clinical interests include medical dermatology in both adults and children, non-...

Recent Publications

Pontasch HP, Baum C, Liu V. Solitary, draining plaque on the leg of a healthy 16-year-old male: Cutaneous Blastomycosis. Cases in Dermatopathology: Suboptimal Biopsies in Dematopathology. Knowledge Bo...

Visiting Professor From Korea Joins the Academic Department for the 2011-2012 Academic Year

Dr. You Won Choi, an Associate Professor from Ewha Womens University Hospital in Seoul Korea, will be a visitng professor in the department of Dermatology for this academic year. Below is her self-int...

Jill Lightfoot Joins the Faculty

The Department of Dermatology is very happy to have kept a recent graduate of our residency program, Jill Lightfoot, on as Assistant Professor in the medical dermatology section. Jill received her med...

Departing Residents

At the end of June we sent off four stellar residents to become members of the Hawkeye dermatology alumni. Two, Peter Katz and Betsy Wernli will be working for Dermatology Associated of Wisconsin. Pet...

Four New Residents Join the Department

Ashlynne Harris Clark is thrilled to return to Iowa City, where she was born. Though raised in South Bend, Indiana, she never lost her Hawkeye spirit. Ashlynne graduated from Alpet Medical School of B...

Three Iowa Faculty Honored by the Alumni Association

Three members of the Department of Dermatology were honored in the early summer for their service to the University. We join in our congratulations for these well-deserved honors!