About Us

UCSD Dermatology faculty and staff are deeply rooted by our commitment to achieve excellence in clinical care, research and education. Our team is passionate about the work we do and shares these goals:

  • Provide our patients with exceptional clinical care
  • Advance diagnostic and treatment options for skin diseases through innovative research
  • Cultivate the next generation of physicians and scientists to be future leaders in Dermatology

Since our inception, we have continued to make great strides in developing and strengthening our programs in the core areas of clinical care, research and education. Our continued success has earned the respect of the national and international community.

The School of Medicine at UCSD is a world-class academic institution whose faculty benefit from an outstanding intellectual environment that includes The Scripps Research Institute, The Burnham Institute, the UCSD Moores Cancer Center, The Ludwig Institute, The Salk Institute, The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and others. This environment provides a remarkable opportunity for us to train the future leaders in Dermatology and work toward cures for skin diseases

We invite you to learn more about us and support our work.  

Richard L. Gallo, MD, PhD
Founding Chair, Department of Dermatology
Distinguished Professor of Medicine & Pediatrics